Deceptively simple and incredibly versatile, the trigger point foam roller is a highly effective self-therapy tool. By following the step-by-step movements in this book, you can maximize its healing potential to: Alleviate Pain Speed Recovery Release Tension Break Up Knots Rehabilitate Injuries Increase Flexibility A complete guide to using this amazing piece of equipment for self-treatment, Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller shows how to soothe, relieve and heal the tight muscles caused by everything from hours sitting at a desk to overdoing it at the gym. It also details the best methods to release painful trigger points and break up soft-tissue adhesions that contribute to chronic pain.
Pathophysiology for Massage Therapists by Virginia S. Cowen
Publication Date: 2015-05-08
Reviews the anatomy and physiology related to the pathologies, organized around body functions and processes. Uses available research to specify when the five main massage modalities would be indicated or contraindicated. Presents podcasts recorded by the by author that include How to Use this Book and Massage Research. Integrates basic science knowledge with general health assessment through discussions of risk factors, signs, symptoms, and treatments for common pathological conditions. Uses a case study at the beginning of each chapter and review questions at the end help you integrate and apply your knowledge. Facilities the development of critical thinking with decision trees and "quick check" boxes. Features a Plus Code inside new, printed texts that unlocks a wealth of instructor and student resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, animations, flash cards, case studies, quizzes, and podcasts recorded by the author.
Flexible presentation of content makes the text suitable for any course. Precisely detailed, full-color illustrations throughout make every concept clear. Highly detailed anatomy photographs and full-color illustrations enhance visual learning. Clinical application boxes put theory into action. Extensive microbiology tables reinforce the text. Questions for every figure in the book encourage critical thinking and reinforce understanding of the image and the content. A wealth of pedagogical features promotes learning and includes chapter outlines * student objectives * new and related clinical terminology (with pronunciations) * study outlines * review questions and "For Further Thought" discussion topics * and a comprehensive glossary. Pretests and post-tests for every chapter with print and email capabilities assess progress.
The Musculoskeletal System, the first volume of Wonders of the Human Body, opens with the building blocks of your bodythe cells.
Your body is built from many kinds of cells and tissues, and you will learn how they work. Even the bones and muscles that give you strength and speed depend on many types of cells. This book will:
Show you the ins and outs of the bones in your skeleton and how they function
Give detail as to how your marvelous muscles move you
Provide a detailed glossary in the back for quick reference
Throughout the book you will learn things to do to keep your body healthy. But in a fallen, cursed world things are bound to go wrong. We will look at what happens when disease or injury affects bones and muscles.
Take the intimidation out of medical terminology Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. Medical Terminology For Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you'll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context. Grasp the standardized language of medicine Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms Benefit from lots of definitions and examples Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use If you're one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!