Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists
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The text engages all learning styles with a range of hands-on exercises. Extensive instruction in palpation and kinesiology techniques including focus on endangerment zones, cautions and contraindications, and an array of palpation practice exercises, encourages true mastery of this crucial assessment tool. They learn why and how they should palpate bony landmarks, soft tissue attachments, and muscles. It grounds the reader in the fundamentals of joint and muscle anatomy and physiology. Students can apply new concepts and techniques right there in the classroom or reinforce those skills in the treatment room. TOUCH & MOVEMENT: PALPATION AND KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS leads step-by-step through the client assessment process, from analysis of posture and gait through application of the principles of complex movement to palpation of the skeletal and soft tissue structures of the body. It also fills in potential educational gaps for those massage therapists whose initial training took place prior to classes that incorporated in-depth palpation and kinesiology techniques. With TOUCH & MOVEMENT: PALPATION AND KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS, established professionals and massage therapy students alike will find a visual and comprehensive tool created for and dedicated to their specific practical and educational needs and career growth.
. 6. Posture Assessment. 7. Deconstructing Complex Movements. 8. 1. Palpating Bony Landmarks and Connective Tissue Structures. Introduction to Palpation and Kinesiology. 2. 5. The Art of Palpation. 4. Palpating Deeper Muscles and Muscle Groups. Palpating Superficial Muscles of the Extremities. 9. Palpating Superficial Muscles of the Axial Skeleton. 3. 10. The Science of Palpation. Gait Assessment
An Excellent Source of Information I was taking a Kinesology Course from the person who wrote this book, but, unfortunately, financial problems caused me to drop out of the course. Julie Goodwin has years of experience as a Certified Massage Therapist and Instructor in Massage Schools. Currently she is teaching at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. She knows her "stuff" and this book should become a classic in the field. It is an accurate and well defined source of information about the anatomy of the bones and muscles of the body.