Title – Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique (2nd edn)
Author – Whitney W. Lowe
Publisher – Mosby Elsevier
ISBN – 978-0 443-06812-6
Cost – £29.99
Reviewed by Joan M Watt, physiotherapist, sports massage practitioner and president of the Sports Massage Association
Style – The book is divided into two sections. The first covers general principles and the second offers a regional approach to pathology and treatment. The additions to this latest edition include over 250 illustrations, all of which are well described. There are also case studies that demonstrate techniques and management in clinical practice, together with some useful hints. Greater guidance in clinical protocols with treatment approaches and rehabilitation considerations and reference is given to current research in soft tissue problems.
Overall opinion – A well laid out book written by someone very involved in the subject and well documented and illustrated. The differences in terminology between the USA and Europe takes a bit of getting used to but it does not detract from the good content or useful information provided.