Dec 17, 2021
A client with a history of heart failure, lymphedema, and diabetes contracted COVID. At first, she seemed to get through with only mild symptoms, but many months later she is hospitalized for three days with blood clots and lung scarring.
Is there a role for massage therapy for this client?
What questions do we need to ask to be safe?
Exercise your critical thinking muscles—listen on for more!
Stay tuned for the article in the January/February 2022 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine.
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Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.
Recent Articles by Ruth:
“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.
“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.
“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.
Pocket Pathology: https://www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app
Image of mosaic ground-glass opacities of pneumocystis pneumonia
Bazdyrev, E. et al. (2021) ‘Lung Fibrosis after COVID-19: Treatment Prospects’, Pharmaceuticals, 14(8), p. 807. doi:10.3390/ph14080807.
“Ground glass opacity: Causes, symptoms, and treatments” (2021). Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/ground-glass-opacity
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