Therapeutic Massage in Athletics / Edition 1

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Overview

This textbook on sports massage was created specifically for massage therapists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapists who work with athletes. The author is an experienced massage therapy and athletic training educator and practitioner, and provides instruction on how to apply clinical massage techniques to athletes. The text is uniquely focused on the use and integration of basic sports massage, myofascial, neuromuscular, and lymphatic facilitation to enhance an athlete's performance potential and treat common athletic injuries and conditions.

The book includes numerous diagrams and pictures of techniques to help readers visualize specific concepts and procedures. From the Field Boxes contain quotes from professionals who practice sports massage. Case Studies present common athletic injury scenarios and descriptions of treatment protocols.

This textbook on sports massage was created specifically for massage therapists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapists who work with athletes. The author is an experienced massage therapy and athletic training educator and practitioner, and provides instruction on how to apply clinical massage techniques to athletes. The text is uniquely focused on the use and integration of basic sports massage, myofascial, neuromuscular, and lymphatic facilitation to enhance an athlete's performance potential and treat common athletic injuries and conditions. The book includes numerous diagrams and pictures of techniques to help readers visualize specific concepts and procedures. From the Field Boxes contain quotes from professionals who practice sports massage. Case Studies present common athletic injury scenarios and descriptions of treatment protocols.

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Reviewer: Jason B Hand, MS (University of Oregon)
Description: This is an easy-to-understand, systematic approach to understanding and implementing the various methods of massage in the athletic setting. It moves through basic theories, anatomy, and physiology involved in massage principles, while providing examples of numerous techniques.
Purpose: The purpose is to support and encourage the development of advanced massage skills of sports healthcare professionals. Due to the increased awareness of the potential impact of various manual therapy techniques and the growing number of sports medicine teams with massage therapist collaboration, the overall goal of this book is very relevant. By addressing the most important topics that surround therapeutic massage, the author is able to fulfill the objective of this book.
Audience: It is targeted at sports healthcare professionals, specifically certified athletic trainers, as well as athletic training students. As a recently certified athletic trainer, the author uses her extensive background and relevant medical terminology and integrates this information with young professionals in mind while providing enough detail for more experienced clinicians.
Features: This book covers the ins and outs of the foundations of therapeutic massage for neuromuscular, myofascial, and lymphatic purposes. The author discusses everything from the physiological behaviors to clinical evaluation and implementation. The book is a nice combination of broad principles and specific techniques in an attempt to share the author's knowledge and the current literature with a wide spectrum of practicing ATCs. The information is presented in an organized, simple, and concise manner making it easy to follow and process. The numerous charts, pictures, glossaries, appendixes, tests, and first-hand experience all help to create an easy understanding of how to use therapeutic massage as part of a holistic treatment philosophy.
Assessment: As a young professional in the field of athletic training, I found this to be an excellent tool for introducing new information while reinforcing and building on principles learned during undergraduate curriculum.
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Table of Contents

Section I: RELEVANT ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Muscles and Nerves

Connective Tissue / Fascial System

Circulatory System: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Divisions

The Physiology of Healing

Section II: THE MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

Guidelines for Massage in Athletics

Lymphatic Massage Techniques

Myofascial Techniques

Neuromuscular

Section III

Event / Performance Massage

Preventive / Training Massage

Treatment / Rehabilitation Massage

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