Sports & Exercise Massage

1st Edition

Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

Editor:

  • Sandy Fritz
  • Key Features

    • Comprehensive text covers all the essentials of sports and exercise massage making it the sole resource needed for massage therapists interested in specializing in sports massage.
    • 450 full-color illustrations accompany procedures, concepts and techniques to enhance understanding and comprehension of each topic.
    • Provides information for both assessment and management of connective tissue dysfunction.
    • Covers general nutrition for fitness, with material on supplements and banned substances for athletes.
    • Includes Autonomic Nervous System functions as well as fluid dynamics in circulation.
    • Each chapter contains chapter outlines, chapter objectives, key terms, summaries, practical applications, and workbook review questions, so the instructor can build lesson plans off of this pedagogy, and the student can comprehend the information more thoroughly by completing all of the exercises.
    • Included with the book is a DVD containing almost 2 hours of video showing the specific applications described in the book.
    • Case studies integrate information and touch upon the family and social support of athletes.

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    496
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2006
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9780323028820
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323167765

    About the editor

    Sandy Fritz

    Sandy Fritz, MS, LMT is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center, Inc., School of Therapeutic Massage. Also in private practice for almost 30 years, Sandy works with a diverse clientele, dealing with everything from stress management massage to physician-referred rehabilitative care upon physician referral. She has developed and supervises a student massage clinic with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. She also provides professional sports massage and rehabilitation for individual athletes, primarily in golf, football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to being published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Sandy is a prominent author of many Elsevier massage therapy resources, including: Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review Mosby’s Curriculum Guide for Massage Therapy Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage Video Series, Volumes 1-4

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, Lapeer, Michigan, USA Director