Therapeutic Massage in Athletics / Edition 1

Therapeutic Massage in Athletics / Edition 1

by Pat Archer
ISBN-10:
0781742692
ISBN-13:
9780781742696
Pub. Date:
07/28/2006
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Overview

Therapeutic Massage in Athletics / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781742696
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: Lww Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

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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