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Sports & Exercise Massage

Comprehensive Care for Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

Providing guidelines for applying massage to amateur and professional athletes, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition helps you address the challenges of treating clients involved in sports, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and exercise. In-depth coverage describes common patterns for sports activities, such as running and throwing, and uses the principles of massage to focus on assessment techniques, indications, contraindications, and outcome goals. This edition includes a new chapter on stretching, hundreds of full-color photos of techniques, and an Evolve companion website with step-by-step videos demonstrating sports massage applications. Written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this resource provides the proven massage techniques you need to manage common exercise and sports injuries and syndromes.

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Published: January 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-11243-7

Contents

  • Preface
    UNIT ONE: THEORY AND APPLICATION OF EXERCISE AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
    1. The World of Sports and Exercise Massage
    2. What is Sports Massage
    3. Evidence for Sports Massage Benefit
    4. Kinesiology
    5. Fitness First
    6. Sport-Specific Movement
    7. Nutritional Support and Banned Substances
    8. Influences of the Mind and Body
    UNIT TWO: SPORTS MASSAGE: THEORY AND APPLICATION
    9. Indications and Cautions
    10. Assessment for Sports Massage and Physical Rehabilitation Application
    11. Review of Massage Methods
    12. Stretching  NEW!
    13. Focused Massage Application
    14. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies
    UNIT THREE: SPORT INJURY
    15. Injury in General
    16. Pain Management
    17. Common Categories of Injury
    18. Medical Treatment for Injury
    19. Systemic Illness and Disorders
    20. Injury by Area
    UNIT FOUR: CASE STUDIES
    21. Case Studies
    Glossary
    Index

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