A massage therapist's guide to pathology
by Ruth Werner
"Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW's bestselling pathology text for manual therapists!" This text offers detailed information on ... Show synopsis "Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW's bestselling pathology text for manual therapists!" This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process. Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories. This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is also an invaluable reference and resource for a practicing therapists. It is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology "features updated content to reflect new research on pathologies, and maintains the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. Throughout the book, the reader learns how massage influences disease and healing processes, and how massage therapists can offer clients maximum benefits while minimizing risks.