Kinesiology for Manual Therapies with Muscle Cards (Massage Therapy)

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Kinesiology for Manual Therapies introduces the philosophy of Dimensional Massage Therapy as well as Clinical Flexibility. . This text connects techniques to individual joints and body areas based on the structural foundation of the muscular skeletal system. Learning intensive guides help students develop palpation skills, understand anatomy from a functional stand point, and build a toolbox of techniques for individualized treatments. This text can be used in a multitude of manual therapies, from physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training to yoga and massage therapy. Clinical Notes and Muscle Specific Flashcards are included for additional study resources; as well as summaries, and review questions.

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Nancy Dail, BA, LMT,NCTMB, is a coauthor,with Timothy Agnew andR. T. Floyd, of McGraw-Hill’s Kinesiology for ManualTherapies. She beganher professional massagetherapy career in 1974 inNew Mexico, combining hereducation in acupuncture,aikido, and Western massage.After returning to Maine, Nancy built her massagetherapy practice, became an EMT, served withthe local ambulance service, and worked with twochiropractors in the midcoast region. In 1980, shefounded and developed the comprehensive COMTAaccredited program at the Downeast School of Massagein Waldoboro. A leader in her fi eld, she helpedcreate the AMTA National Sports Massage Team, theCommission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, andthe AMTA Council of Schools. She has served on theAMTA National Board, has participated on numerouscommittees, and was the charter president of theMaine AMTA chapter. As a sports massage therapist,she volunteered her services at the 1996 Atlantic OlympicGames in the Olympic Village Sports MedicineClinic, numerous Boston marathons, and local Maineevents. An international representative for massage,Nancy has presented workshops at the University ofBelgorod in Belgorod, Russia, in the fall of 1997; atthe Complementary Medicine Symposia for HarvardMedical in Boston, annually for nine years; at manyNew England AMTA conferences; for Colby College;and at many more educational venues. She has been aconsultant for several Maine hospitals on integratingmassage clinically and has assisted the credentialingof massage therapists in many institutions. At homein Waldoboro, she reviews and has written books andarticles for the industry, including her college thesis“Tension Headaches,” and she edits the DowneastSchool of Massage In Touch newsletter. In July 2008she directed and produced, with her daughter EmilyWaltz, A Gift of Touch, a DVD on foundational massage,and the accompanying Manual for A Gift ofTouch. The DVD is used as a teaching tool at theDowneast School of Massage and is internationallysold through the DSM Bookstore. Her BA degree inhealth, arts, and science from Goddard College helpsher balance her DSM administrative duties as directorwith her teaching of dimensional massage, advancedskills, kinesiology, and other related subjects.Nancy is licensed in massage therapy in the state ofMaine and has been nationally certifi ed in therapeuticmassage and bodywork since 1993. She is certified in orthopedic massage and has taken countlessworkshops in continuing education at Downeast andinternationally over the years. Her education, background,and experience are the foundation of hercontributions and her success as a therapist, writer,and teacher in the fi eld of massage therapy. Nancycan be reached through the Downeast School of Massagein Waldoboro and through the school’s websiteat www.downeastschoolofmassage.net.

Timothy Agnew, BA,NCTMB began his studyof human anatomy in 1982at the Ringling College ofArt and Design in Sarasota,FL. In drawing the humanfigure, he realized he couldapply his new knowledge tohelp his occasional competitiverunning injuries. Afterworking in the art field invarious capacities, he returned to school and earneda degree in English literature while working as a certified personal trainer. Seeing a need for a more hand’sonapproach to wellness, Timothy shifted his studiesto physical therapy, and applied to different programsin the hope of once again returning to school. Whena client introduced him to renowned kinesiologistAaron L. Mattes, he became fascinated with kinesiologyand its more specific focus on human movement.After serving an internship with him, Aaron convincedTimothy to pursue kinesiology as a course of study. Hecompleted the ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) courserequirements under the guidance of Dr. Carl Cramer atBarry University in Miami, and finished the program atthe University of South Florida. Upon completing hiscollege track, he became a nationally certified massagetherapist. He continued his studies in orthopedic rehabilitation,including symposiums with the ClevelandClinic of Sports Health, focusing on upper and lowerextremity dysfunctions. Having begun training in theJapanese martial art aikido in 1991, he applied the philosophyof aikido with his kinesiology knowledge andopened a private practice concentrating in rehabilitation.At his clinic in Sarasota, he specializes in improvingthe quality of life for his patients, which includeOlympic athletes, renowned artists and dancers, as wellas stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s patients. Timothy hasbeen an educator in the health fi eld for over 15 years,presenting his modality Clinical Flexibility and TherapeuticExercise (CFTE) seminars to international andregional conferences, students, and the general public.He is a member of the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM) and served as a continuing educationprovider for the American Council on Exercise(ACE) and currently the National Certifi cation Boardfor Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).In 1998, Timothy formed Intent Multimedia, an educationalmedia company that produced the DVD’s CFTE:Assisted Clinical Flexibility, and Dynamic Flexibility: aSafe and Effective Self-Stretching Program, as well asthe The Dynamic Flexibility Manual: a Safe and EffectiveSelf-Stretching Program. Timothy continues to playan active role in the production of his media, includinghuman anatomy animations used in his videos. Healso wrote, directed, and edited his most recent DVD,designed for the general public. His current project isa brand new edition of the Dynamic Flexibility manualthat is to be used with the Dynamic flexibility DVD. Anavid reader and writer, Timothy’s short stories have appearedin The Roanoke Review, Skylark (Purdue UniversityCalmont), and the anthology A Cup of Comfort, andhe has won regional awards for his fi ction. He continuesto teach and train in aikido, a true study of humanmovement. He lives with his family in Sarasota, FL andcan be reached at www.stretchme.com.

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