Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology, 4th Edition

Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage

4th Edition Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Pathology

By Sandy Fritz, BS, MS, NCTMB, Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA

Section I: Fundamentals
1. The Body as a Whole
2. Mechanisms of Health and Disease
3. Medical Terminology

Section II: Systems of Control
4. Nervous System Basics and the Central Nervous System
5. Peripheral Nervous System
6. Endocrine System

Section III: Support, Movement, and Biomechanics
7. Skeletal System
8. Joints
9. Muscles
10. Biomechanics Basics

Section IV: Remaining Body Systems
11. Integumentary, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
12. Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems

Appendix A.  Quick Reference Muscle Guide
Appendix B.  Pathology and Diseases and Indications/Contraindications for Massage Therapy
Appendix C.  Illustrated Orthopedic Tests

Works Consulted