Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists: A Functional Approach to Self-Care
(LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series) by Barbara Frye LMP GCFP
English | 2009 | ISBN-10: 0781774837 | PDF | 304 pages | 12 MB
Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists, 2nd edition, is an innovative and provocative text assisting manual therapists to become actively involved in developing a self-care strategy. By integrating cognitive, kinesthetic and environmental learning elements, this text is an exceptional in-class, hands-on study guide for all students of bodywork and reference for practicing manual therapists.
New to this Edition:
Expanded Basics information including table and chair consumer tips, breathing and hydration.
Enhanced Tools of the trade chapter includes use of the foot and lower leg for implementing massage.
Sidebars relating chapter material throughout the text:
Partner practice - hands-on exercises
Self-observation - self-exploration exercises
Practice tips - self-care and injury prevention tips
Client education tips - creative ways to impart chapter material to clients
Something to think about - provocative questions for thought and journaling
Consider this - quotes and facts that add insight, including the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Joseph Muscolino, DC, author of The Muscular System Manual
Information on successful body mechanics for spa therapy, transferring clients and floor work.
Section on common repetitive stress injuries, including symptom troubleshooting and pro-active strategies for injury prevention.
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