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Dealing with Pathologies

By Ruth Werner, LMP, NCTMB, Massage Therapy Foundation President

Ruth Werner is a massage educator located near Salt Lake City, Utah. She is on the faculty of the Myotherapy College of Massage Therapy, and serves on the Utah Department of Public Licensing Board for Massage Therapy. She was honored to receive the 2005 AMTA Council of Schools Jerome Perlinksi Teacher of the Year Award. Her book, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology is published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Ruth is an approved provider of continuing education units through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB). She can be reached at wernerworkshops@ruthwerner.com.

Previous Articles

What Does the Massage Therapy Foundation Do For You?
  October, 2012 (Vol. 12, Issue 10)
Farewell Readers!
  December, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 12)
Your Clients With Lyme Disease
  October, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 10)
The Mysteries of Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Revealed
  August, 2009 (Vol. 9, Issue 08)
Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth: Sjogren's Syndrome
  June, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 06)
Acne Rosacea
  April, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 04)
Bariatric Surgery
  February, 2009 (Vol. 09, Issue 02)
Body Art: Tattoos and Piercings
  December, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 12)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
  October, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 10)
Giant Cell Arteritis
  July, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 07)
A Common Problem, Often Misunderstood
  May, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 05)
Peripheral Neuropathy
  March, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 03)
Post-Polio Syndrome
  January, 2008 (Vol. 08, Issue 01)
Massage School Student Clinics III: The Educators Weigh In
  November, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 11)
Massage School Student Clinics: Replies to a Query
  September, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 09)
Massage School Student Clinics
  July, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 07)
Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2007 Case Report Contest
  May, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 05)
Non-Contagious Skin Rashes, Part 2: Eczema
  March, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 03)
Non-Contagious Skin Rashes, Part 1: Contact Dermatitis
  January, 2007 (Vol. 07, Issue 01)
Cysts, Cysts, Cysts!
  November, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 11)
Dealing With Psoriasis
  September, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 09)
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Moving Target
  July, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 07)
Celiac Disease, Part 2: What Is Going on Here?
  May, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 05)
Celiac Disease, Part 1: What Is Going On Here?
  March, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 03)
Whooping Cough: A Re-Emerging Disease
  January, 2006 (Vol. 06, Issue 01)
Avian Flu: How Threatening Is It?
  November, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 11)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Part 2 of 2
  September, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 09)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Part 1 of 2
  July, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 07)
Parkinsonism Redux: The Movers and the Shakers of the World
  May, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 05)
Parkinsonism
  March, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 03)
Verruca Vulgaris: Warts!
  January, 2005 (Vol. 05, Issue 01)
Herpes Simplex Demystified
  November, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 11)
Metabolic Syndrome: A New Way of Thinking About Long-Term Risk
  September, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 09)
Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic
  July, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 07)
Four Menu Choices
  May, 2004 (Vol. 04, Issue 05)
Depression and the Stress Response System, Part III
  December, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 12)
Depression and the Stress Response System, Part II
  October, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 10)
Depression and the Stress Response System: Part I of III
  August, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 08)
Adhesive Capsulitis: Freezing, Frozen, Thawing Shoulders
  May, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 05)
Working With Clients Who Have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
  March, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 03)
Working With Clients Who Have Hyperthyroidism
  January, 2003 (Vol. 03, Issue 01)
Working with Patients Who Have Hypothyroidism
  October, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 10)
Working with Clients Who Have Cerebral Palsy
  August, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 08)
Working with Clients Who Have Spinal Cord Injuries
  May, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 05)
Massage at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games:
Problems, Solutions and a Rosy Future
  May, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 05)
Working with Multiple Sclerosis Patients
  March, 2002 (Vol. 02, Issue 03)
Working with Central Nervous System Dysfunction
  December, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 12)
How to Say "No" When Your Client Says "Yes," Part III
  October, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 10)
How to Say "No," Continued...
  August, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 08)
How Do You Say "No" When Your Client Says "Yes"?
  June, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 06)
Employer Education
  April, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 04)
What's on Your Table?
  January, 2001 (Vol. 01, Issue 01)
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