By Steven Jurch
Jurch’s medical therapeutic massage is designed to stipulate the foundations and foundational knowing of assessing and treating orthopedic damage or disorder via therapeutic massage remedy. The textual content follows an anatomic area process, overlaying floor anatomy and muscles earlier than featuring a entire evaluation of the main usually providing orthopedic dysfunctions or stipulations. each one disorder or is reviewed with a constant diagnostic record, a stepped therapy application, and proper “clinical pearls”. the educational aids through the textual content, in addition to the reader-friendly writing sort, create a highly-effective studying approach for realizing the strategies of medical therapeutic massage.
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Once you have pulled the sheet past the bottom edge of the towel, tuck the drape into any garments and fold the sheet back to the level of the anterior superior iliac spine (Fig. 2-3). If necessary, ask the client to secure the top drape while you slide the sheet out. To access different parts of the chest and abdomen, fold the free edges of the towel, taking care not to expose the breasts. Leg draping in the supine position is similar to that in the prone position: 1. Using a pillow or bolster under the knees, expose the foot and move the leg closer to you, supporting it under the knee and at the ankle.
Forearms, elbows, massage tools, and even knees are common substitutes for the hands and thumbs when extra pressure is required. Understanding how to use these body parts in combination with the other components of body mechanics can significantly enhance the longevity of a therapist’s career. Stances There are two main stances used in the application of massage therapy: front/archer and straddle/horse. While both can be used to apply all the strokes, each stance is recommended in specific situations.
CRITICAL-THINKING QUESTIONS 1. How does a client’s size influence the height of the massage table? 2. What are some reasons to avoid using a lot of lubricant when working on connective tissue? 3. How does client positioning assist with the therapist’s body mechanics? 4. What are some reasons that therapists leave the profession? indd Sec1:30 Part I General Principles 11/19/07 11:07:39 AM chapter 3 Advanced Concepts chapter outline chapter objectives I. Introduction II. Connective Tissue Massage a.