Therapeutic Massage in Athletics

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 312 pages

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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Contents

Contents
67
INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC Basic Muscle Reflexes
73
Sports Massage 22 The Subacute Stage
101
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
108
Neuromuscular Techniques
130
Myofascial Techniques
153
Massage for Sports Events
179
Maintenance Massage208
208
and Assessing Needs
225
Treatment Massage
243
Common Therapeutic Modalities
261
Massage Categories and Common
268
Selected Special Tests282
282
Appendix E Answers to Chapter Review
291
Index
301
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