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How to use this site…

It’s pretty simple… Just click on “Pathologies” to find what you’re looking for by body system, or use the search tool to quickly find the terms you’re looking for.

Pathology Profile

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Photo viewer to see examples of pathology

Here you’ll find things to consider when planning your treatments such as local and absolute contraindications as well as things to keep in mind

Click here to go back to the body system associated with this pathology

Common and other names for the pathology

Green means that massage is indicated for pathology.

Yellow means that some level of caution should be observed. This may include avoiding affected areas

Red means that massage is contraindicated for this pathology.

Note that depending on circumstances, some pathologies may have more than one color selected.  See Massage considerations for more information

These are just some of the most common associated signs and symptoms for the pathology.  Understand that this list is not meant to be exhaustive

Common treatments, techniques, and medications prescribed to clients by doctors