Sports & Exercise Massage

2nd Edition

Comprehensive Care for Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

Author:

  • Sandy Fritz
  • Key Features

    • Comprehensive coverage includes all the essentials of sports and exercise massage in one resource, with topics such as theories of sports, fitness, and rehabilitation; a brief anatomy and physiology review; basic nutrition for fitness; a review of massage methods and detailed descriptions of therapeutic techniques that apply to sports massage, such as lymph drainage, care of acute injury, connective and deep tissue applications, and pain management; and discussions of categories of injury common to athletes: sprains, strains, wounds, contusions, joint injury, and more.
    • More than 600 full-color illustrations show procedures, concepts, and techniques.
    • Student-friendly features include chapter outlines and learning objectives, key terms, summaries, review questions, a glossary, and In My Experience boxes highlighting real-life situations in sports and exercise massage.
    • Case studies provide an opportunity to develop clinical reasoning skills.
    • Student resources on an Evolve companion website include videos demonstrating techniques, a stretching atlas, a general massage protocol, and additional case studies.
    • Expert author Sandy Fritz provides massage for professional athletes in many sports, and her school, the Health Enrichment Center, had a 13-year partnership with the Detroit Lions.

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    472
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9780323083829
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323082297

    About the author

    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