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Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists : A Functional Approach to Self-Care

di Frye  • 2009  • dettagli prodotto

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This best-selling text teaches students and practitioners the essentials of body mechanics they need to know in order to care for themselves while practicing massage therapy. The text is written in a practical, playful, and friendly manner and integrates kinesthetic, cognitive, and environmental elements.Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, this edition builds on the Second Edition by assisting manual therapists in becoming involved in developing a self-care strategy. Each chapter starts with a brief narrative explanation of a movement, followed by hands-on exercises, self-observation exercises, self-care and injury prevention tips, and client education tips. Appendices discuss successful body mechanics for spa therapy, transferring clients, and floor work, and present troubleshooting and preventive strategies for common repetitive stress injuries. A companion Website offers video clips that demonstrate proper technique.Table Of Contents ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1 Developing Body AwarenessChapter 2 Preparing Your Environment for Healthful WorkChapter 3 Preparing Your Body and Mind for Healthful WorkChapter 4 Protecting and Using the Tools of Your TradeChapter 5 StandingChapter 6 SittingChapter 7 BendingChapter 8 LiftingChapter 9 Pushing and PullingChapter 10 Applying Deep PressureAppendix A Adjusting Your Body Mechanics for Spa TherapyAppendix B Working with Hand-Held ToolsAppendix C Maintaining Flexibility and StrengthAppendix D Suggested ReadingsIndex


ISBN: 9780781774833

Titolo: Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists : A Functional Approach to Self-Care


Editore: Lippincott Williams

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2009

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile