Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials

Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials

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A clear, concise approach provides the anatomical information you need to excel in massage therapy! Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials covers muscle identification plus attachments, actions, stabilization functions, nerve innervation, palpation, and treatment considerations for each of those muscles. Hundreds of full-color illustrations make it easier to learn muscle and bone identification, as well as bony landmarks. Written by expert massage therapy practitioner and educator Joseph E. Muscolino, Know the Body helps you learn - not simply memorize - the essentials of muscles, bones, and palpation. Winner of the 2012 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, Nursing a Allied Health Sciences! Full-color, overlay-style muscle illustrations show anatomical structures and include origin and insertion labeling. An introductory overview includes chapters on terminology, the skeletal system, muscle function, and bone palpation. Coverage of bones includes the bones and bony landmarks for each body region. Review activities in muscle region chapters include short case studies highlighting common conditions related to specific muscles and review questions. Treatment considerations explain how to apply muscle and palpation knowledge in massage practice. An illustrated stretching atlas is included as the appendix. A companion CD includes an interactive review of muscles.While we are exerting pressure on the clienta#39;s tissue, we are also FIGURE 4-2 This figure illustrates the idea that palpation should ... practice, constantly try to feel for the structures about which you have learned in your anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology classes. ... Given that the foundation of all manual skills rests on our palpatory ability to read the clues and signs that a clienta#39;s body offers, ... However, written chapters can only provide guidelines and a framework for how to palpate.

Title:Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials
Author:Joseph E. Muscolino
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2013-12-19


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