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Book: Anatomy & Physiology- 3rd Edition

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Created specifically for massage therapy students, the Third Edition of Anatomy & Physiology: The Massage Connectionelucidates anatomy and physiology with clear, concise language complemented by an extraordinary multilayer art program. Organized to cover each body system and align with current massage therapy curricula, topics have been streamlined so that those areas critical for massage therapy—such as the musculoskeletal system—receive special coverage, whereas excessive detail in areas not relevant for massage is omitted. This edition also delivers a host of review activities in addition to a blockbuster ancillary package of online tools and complementary resources.

Anatomy & Physiology: The Massage Connection is just that—the link between the science of medicine and the art of massage as well as a bridge for students to a successful career in massage therapy.

ALL NEW Massage Connection features include . . .

  • Innovative full-color art program, including real-life photographs of the body with superimposed bone and muscle illustrations to help visualize the inside from the outside.
  • Surface anatomy section mapping out helpful external body landmarks to orient you as you approach the body
  • Musculoskeletal section entirely reformatted to allow the student to readily absorb the innervations and major actions of each muscle as well as their origins and insertions keyed to artwork with bone and muscle overlays
  • Assess Yourself! boxes offering interactive opportunities for self-testing throughout the chapters
  • Table Talk boxes providing intriguing facts about the human body as well as memory aids to help students retain important medical information
  • What Ails You? boxes of relevant clinical conditions by body system
  • Revised design enlivening material and engaging readers with color and visual appeal

 In addition to these popular features you can continue to appreciate:

  • The Massage Connection boxes tying the chapter content to the latest therapeutic advances in the field of massage
  • Complementary modality boxes featuring other alternative therapies that work in conjunction with massage
  • Case studies and questions to test your knowledge of each chapter from the clinical perspective
  • Key Terms definitions throughout chapters in bold
  • Glossary of definitions helpfully tailored to the field of massage therapy
  • Objectives defining key topics and concepts at the beginning of each chapter
  • Tables of important topics in an easy-to-review summary format
  • References and Suggested Readings for up-to-date supplemental information
  • End of Chapter Review Activities—Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-Blanks, True or False, Matching, Short Answer, and Critical Thinking
  • Index of all material, including figures and tables


By Kalyani Premkumar MBBS, MD, MSc, CMT, PhD, Center for Complementary Health Education, University of Calgary and Mount Royal College, Calgary, Canada

Publication Date: 2011, Pages 592

  • Hazmat: None
  • HCPCS*: None
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