Publisher description for Body mechanics for manual therapists : a functional approach to self-care / Barbara Frye.

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This best-selling text teaches massage therapy 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. 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. This edition will build on the Second Edition by assisting manual therapists in becoming involved in developing a self-care strategy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Masseurs -- Health and hygiene.
Physical therapists -- Health and hygiene.
Human mechanics.
Overuse injuries -- Prevention.
Musculoskeletal Manipulations -- methods.
Massage -- methods.