Anatomy and Physiology for the Manual Therapies, 1st Edition

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Anatomy and Physiology for the Manual Therapies, 1st Edition

By Andrew J. Kuntzman, Gerard J. Tortora

Anatomy & Physiology for the Manual Therapies is designed to meet the specific needs of students preparing for careers in the manual therapies, such as massage therapy and careers as physical therapy assistants. This course provides the most appropriate depth of coverage for each body system — in both narrative and visuals — and includes relevant applications linking the content to situations students will face in their careers. Special applications with a focus on massage and physical therapy are included. An outstanding illustration program is also integrated to highlight important concepts and special diagrams are presented that point to the origin, insertion, and innervation of muscles. This is crucial knowledge for massage therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

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Chapter 1. Organization of the Human Body
Chapter 2. Introductory Chemistry
Chapter 3. Cells
Chapter 4. Tissues
Chapter 5. The Integumentary System
Chapter 6. Bone Tissue
Chapter 7. The Skeletal System: The Appendicular Skeleton
Chapter 8. The Skeletal System: The Axial Skeleton
Chapter 9. Joints
Chapter 10. Muscle Tissue
Chapter 11. The Muscular System: Muscles of the Head and Neck
Chapter 12. The Muscular System: Muscles of the Torso
Chapter 13. The Muscular System: Muscles of the Upper Extremity
Chapter 14. The Muscular System: Muscles of the Lower Extremity
Chapter 15. Nervous Tissue
Chapter 16. Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves
Chapter 17. Brain and Cranial Nerves
Chapter 18. The Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 19. Somatic and Special Senses
Chapter 20. The Endocrine System
Chapter 21. The Cardiovascular System: Blood
Chapter 22. The Cardiovascular System: Heart
Chapter 23. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels
Chapter 24. The Lymphatic System
Chapter 25. The Respiratory System
Chapter 26. The Digestive System
Chapter 27. Nutrition and Metabolism
Chapter 28. The Urinary System
Chapter 29. The Reproductive Systems


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