Respiratory Pathologies


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

While reading Chapter 8 in my text book I learned about Respiratory pathologies. The respiratory system is how our bodies take in and exchange oxygen. A common pathology is Asthma, a chronic inflammation if the airways cause by sensitivity to different stimuli, massage can be preformed, but the therapist should make sure nothing in the room can stimulate an episode, and if they use an inhaler make sure it is in close reach. Tuberculosis is a chronic lung infection, it can cause a decrease of gas exchange in the lungs, massage in contraindicated until client is no longer infected.

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