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Sports & Exercise Massage

Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

The competitive athlete, whether amateur or professional, presents specific challenges to the massage therapist. To treat these individuals, the therapist should have a background in sport specific activities, be aware of the effects of training, and understand injury types and rehabilitation applications. This text describes patterns for sport activities (like running, throwing, impact, and repetitive use) and provides guidelines for applying massage to specific sports. Because athletes depend on highly coordinated neuromuscular activity, assessment and massage applications that address these physiologic mechanisms are covered in depth.

Book, 496 Pages

Published: August 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09242-5

Contents

  • Foreword
    Preface
    Unit I – Theory and Application of Fitness and Athletic Performance

    1. The World of Sports and Fitness Massage
    2. What is Sports Massage?
    3. Scientific Validation of Sports Massage Benefits
    4. Relevant Anatomy and Physiology
    5. Fitness First
    6. Sport Specific Movement Performance
    7. Nutritional Support and Banned Substances
    8. Influences of the Mind and Body
    Unit II – Sports Massage, Theory and Application
    9. Physiologic Mechanisms of Massage Benefits
    10. Indications and Contraindications for Massage
    11. Assessment for Sports Massage and Physical Rehabilitation Application
    12. Review of Massage Methods
    13. Focused Massage Application
    14. General Massage Protocol
    15. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies
    Unit III – Sport Injury
    16. Injury in General
    17. Pain
    18. General Categories of Injury and Dysfunction
    19. Medical Treatment for Injury
    20. Systemic Illness and Immunity
    21. Injuries by Area
    Section IV
    22. Case Studies
    Glossary
    Index

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