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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date March 1, 2012
Pages 663
Binding Paperback
Edition 5 pap/psc
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781608319107
ISBN-10 1608319105
Dimensions 1.25 by 8.25 by 10.50 in.
Weight 3.70 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $73.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW’s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists! 

 

This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner's A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology  the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy. 

 

This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process.  Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories.

 

Key Features

·         An enhanced art program, featuring illustrations that capture the reader’s attention and make difficult concepts easier to grasp

·         A new Conditions at a Glance appendix to provide concise information on an additional 34 diseases

·           There’s also a new table at the end of each disease condition summarizing the benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy

·         Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text to draw a real-world connection between the classroom and the clinic

·         Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy

·         Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side to help students discern the differences

This book provides comprehensive, yet concise, information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for more than 500 diseases and conditions. At the end of each condition, a "Risks, Benefits, Options" table provides guidance on the implications for massage. For this 5th edition, the author has throroughly researched and updated each condition in the text. She has streamlined the information to focus on what is most useful to the massage therapy student, while maintaining the friendly and accessible style that this text is known for. Included with each book is a code for access to a host of games, exercises, quizzes, videos, and animations, all developed or selected by the author.   


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780683302103 Book cover for 9780781732932 Book cover for 9780781754897 Book cover for 9780781769198
 
4 har/cdr/ edition from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (January 1, 2008); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology"
9780781769198 | details & prices | 772 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 1.75 in. | 4.20 lbs | List price $59.95
About: The best-selling pathology textbook for massage therapy is now in its Fourth Edition.
3 har/cdr edition from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (March 18, 2005); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide To Pathology"
9780781754897 | details & prices | 711 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.75 in. | 4.35 lbs | List price $50.95
About: Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists.
from Williams & Wilkins (August 1, 2002); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology"
9780781732932 | details & prices | 592 pages | 8.50 × 11.50 × 1.25 in. | 4.00 lbs | List price $42.95
About: This Second Edition textbook and reference tool is thoroughly updated.
2 edition from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (August 1, 2002); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide To Pathology"
9789990038392 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.80 lbs | List price $0.02
With Ben E. Benjamin (other contributor) | from Williams & Wilkins (December 1, 1998); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology"
9780683302103 | details & prices | 489 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 1.00 in. | 3.25 lbs | List price $41.95
With Robert L. Cucin | Reissue edition from Shepards/McGraw-Hill (May 1, 1995); titled "Handling Plastic Surgery Cases"
9780471128809 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.75 lbs | List price $128.00
This edition also contains Handling Plastic Surgery Cases
Paperback
Book cover for 9780471128434 Book cover for 9781608319107
 
from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (May 30, 2016); titled "Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology"
9781496320124 | details & prices | List price $76.99
About: This text provides information on a variety of diseases and conditions, and discusses how massage may or may not fit into the healing process for each one.
The price comparison is for this edition
5 pap/psc edition from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (March 1, 2012); titled "A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology"
9781608319107 | details & prices | 663 pages | 8.25 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 3.70 lbs | List price $73.99
About: Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW’s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists!
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