Ruth Werner’s best-selling A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology is a highly regarded, comprehensive resource that sets the standard for pathology instruction. Written for massage therapy students, this groundbreaking textbook serves up a comprehensive review of the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and disorders.
Focused on evidence-informed massage therapy, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology:
- Prepares students to make treatment choices that result in optimal outcomes for clients living with a wide range of conditions.
- Helps students acquire the knowledge and develop the critical-thinking skills needed to positively impact healing processes.
- Readies students to work independently or on a health care team.
- Makes pathology relatable, fascinating, and understandable.
Organized by body system, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology includes compare-and- contrast charts that list similar conditions side-by-side, allowing students to easily discern the differences. Practical reference tables summarize the benefits, risks, and massage therapy options for each condition.