Gastrointestinal Pathology


Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 9 might be the most painful section for me to review. For two straight years, I had untreated GIRD. The pain still haunts me to remind me to take my acid management medicine. However, the experience has allowed for some intimate knowledge on contraindications and comfortable positions for people with gastrointestinal ailments. Once again, unless I plan on biopsying my clients, why do I need to see appendicitis, or liver damage, or colonectomy surgery? I do not understand why this book insists on showing me things I cannot legally evaluate from the outside of a person’s body. Beyond that, though, it includes useful information on how to handle some liver and kidney diseases and shows us what to expect if someone’s colon has been replaced.

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