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January 9, 2014

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Endangerment Sites

March 14, 2012

We are using Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd Edition by Susan G. Salvo. I really like the Appendix B, Endangerment Sites. We were not assigned to read it in our class. But, I find it very helpful to beware of places on the body where massage should be used with caution.

I was massaging a client in the popliteal area, and the client moved as in pain. It was a good thing I was massaging gently. The client told me he is very sensitive at his right common peroneal nerve. And he was appreciative that I started with gentle strokes in that area.

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Massage and Physical Therapy combined

January 22, 2012

One way to increase employment opportunities, is by combining Massage Therapy training with Physical Therapy training. There is some overlap, which makes it easier to learn both disciplines. Massage Therapy students do not need to be college students (in some cases they do not need to be high school graduates). Physical Therapy students are college students.

Students can learn to become Physical Therapy aides or assistants. This is ideal for those who do not want to spend years becoming a Physical Therapist.

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Be Careful with Chest Pain

September 29, 2011

There are various reasons why people have chest pains. Chest pain has many possible causes. If chest pain is occurring, it is necessary for the massage therapy client to seek medical attention.

The leading causes of chest pain, relating to cardiac, are heart attack, angina, aortic dissection, coronary spasm, and pericarditis. However, other factors may cause heart pain, such as myocarditis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, respiratory illnesses, and even panic attacks, shingles, and cancer.

Heart attacks are caused when a blood clot is blocking blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina, is hard, thick, cholesterol-containing plaques that gradually build up on the inner walls of the artieries that carry blood to the heart. These plaques narrow the arteries and restrict blood supply, usually during stenuous activity. Aortic dissection is a life threatening conditon involving main areteries leading from the heart, or aorta. The inner layers of the blood vessels separate, forcing blood flow between them. Usually caused by sharp blow to the chest or from uncontrolled hypertension. Coronary spasms can occur when arteries that supply blood to the heart go into spasms, temorarily stopping blood flow. Usually caused by a co-existing coronary artery disease. Pericarditis, is and inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, usually due to a viral infection. Myocarditis, is an inflammation of the heart caused by a viral infection. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disorder.

Digestive disorders can also cause chest pain. Heartburn, is caused by stomach acid washing up from the stomach into the espophagus. Esophageal spasms occur when the tube from the throat to the stomach make it difficult or painful to swallow. Hiatal herias, Achalasia, a swallowing disorder, and gallbladder or pancreatic problems, can also cause chest pain.

Musculoskeletal causes of chest pain can be costochondritis-where the cartilage of the rib cage become inflamed. Sore muscles, injured ribs, pinched nerves, these can also be causes.

Respiratory causes for chest pain can be due to Pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, and any other lung disorders, such as pneumothorax, pulmonary hypertension, or asthma.

Other causes can be panic attack, single infections and certain cancers.

Whatever the cause of chest pain, it is always best to have your client seek the help of a medical professional. The doctor or cardiologist will be the best judge of the underlying cause of the chest pain. Through cardiac testing and techniques, the cause can be explained, and then properly treated.

Ref: http://mayoclinic.com/health/chest-pain/DS00016/DSECTION=causes

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Child Abuse

August 5, 2011

Experts cannot agree on a single reason for this increase, but most attribute it to both a population increase and an increase in reporting. Other factors that are sometimes cited include changing a wider definition of child abuse, increased reporting requirements, states providing more accurate information, better recording systems, and changes in data collections.
It is estimated that about 906,000 children are victims of abuse & neglect every year. That estimate translates roughly to an astonishing rate of 12.3 children per 1,000 children. Of the victimized children, it is the ages 0-3 that are the most likely to experience abuse. About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. To further the shock, it is estimated that of these 1,500 abused and neglected children will result in death. That is just over 4 fatalities every day! The CDC goes onto report that 79% of the child mortality rate from abuse, are younger than 4 years of age.
As a psychologist who has worked with abused children, I can say that first and foremost, a child should never be flat-out confronted if you suspect abuse. This should be handled very delicately and the child should be approached gently, with all efforts being made to ensure the feeling of safety, security and trust. The child will most likely be frightened, embarrassed, ashamed, feeling guilty or conflicted and going through many emotions that are hard for them to handle.
If you suspect child abuse has occurred, you should contact the local child protection agency or police department. Now-a-day, there are many national organizations that you can call who will help guide you through. One organization is called Child Help USA and they have a hotline that is available 24 hours a day to offer assistance.
For the treatment of anxiety resulting from abuse and neglect, there are several roads you can choose from. Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder may include restlessness, feeling tense or on edge, irritability, impatience, or poor concentration. People may also notice changes in their physical health such as headaches, jaw pain, muscle tension, difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), dry mouth, fatigue, chest tightness, indigestion, bloating, excessive sweating, and headache. These are some of the natural remedies that are being explored for anxiety:
The herb passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used as a folk remedy for anxiety and insomnia. Side effects of passionflower may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and rapid heartbeat. The safety of passionflower in pregnant or nursing women, children, or people with kidney or liver disease has not been established.
Massage therapy, shiatsu, and other forms of bodywork are widely used to diminish muscle tension, relieve stress, and improve sleep.
Mind/body breathing exercises, physical exercise, yoga, tai chi, self-hypnosis, meditation, and biofeedback are just some of the stress reduction techniques used for anxiety.
GABA is an amino acid that is known to play a role in the physiology of anxiety. Some prescription drugs for anxiety work by affecting GABA receptors in the brain. The degree to which orally ingested GABA supplements can reach the brain, however, is unknown.
Plant essential oils can be added to baths, massage oil, or infusers. Essential oils that are used for anxiety and nervous tension are: bergamot, cypress, geranium, jasmine, lavender, melissa, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ylang-ylang. Lavender is the most common and forms the base of many relaxing blends.

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Reduce our national debt by reducing the federal electronic medical records mandate, comment

July 29, 2011

As a full time massage therapist, I am seeing more people under stress because of the uncertainty of the USA budget, finances, credit, and inability to pay. These people under stress are ordinary citizens and politicians. My heart goes out to both groups of people.

I do not understand how the politicians and the President can force the health care industry to spend money on federally mandated electronic medical records. This sadness occurs especially when our US government is requiring specific types of overbearing electronic medical records and it cannot balance its own budget.

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Cardiovascular Pathologies and Occupational Therapy

July 28, 2010

Not many cardiovascular diseases require massage and occupational therapy as a part of treatment, but it is very important for me to know what to do in such cases of heart attacks, shock, and cardiac arrest. These could happen at any time to any one of my patients, and I should know what is happening to their bodies and how to handle the situation. There are some side effects of cardiovascular diseases that some of my patients could also be experiencing that I should be aware of; such as those that accompany Hemophilia. Hemophilia impairs clotting, making patients much more susceptible to bruising. I would have to make sure I was extra gentle when touching them. Their fragileness could also potentially affect therapy.

Dermatological Pathologies in Occupational Therapy

July 26, 2010

Knowledge of skin infections and conditions will be very important in the field of occupational therapy. Especially with those infections that are extremely contagious; such as Impetigo, Lice and Scabies. As an occupational therapist, I will have to make sure that I question my patients about these infections and conditions. I was not aware that massage therapy is contraindicated for those with acne, because it can cause inflammation and discomfort. This is something I should also be aware of as an occupational therapist, as I will be coming into contact with my patients’ skin. It is also important to know that when patients have certain infections such as jock itch, it is okay to continue with therapy as long as the infected area is avoided (which in the case of jock itch, the area would always be avoided).

Medications

July 19, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

After reading chapter three in the book i have gained knowledge on medications. i feel confident in being able to contrast and compare some drug’s chemical, generic and trade name. As well as knowing the difference between a prescription and non prescription drug, which one needs to be Dr. approved specifically for that patient and non prescriptions can be bought over the counter basically not regulated by a Dr. and is at your discretion. Also as massage therapists and not Dr.’s, I can never prescribe anyone medication but it would be beneficial for me to know what over the counter medication can be used with my clients treatment plan if their doctors allow.

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