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Therapeutic Massage in Athletics
by Pat Archer

Therapeutic Massage in Athletics provides detailed instructions on the application of clinical massage techniques to athletic clients.

Features:

  • A unique focus 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
  • Numerous anatomic diagrams and pictures of techniques help readers visualize specific concepts and procedures
  • Includes both general guidelines and specific treatment techniques
  • From the Field boxes highlight quotes from well renowned athletes, coaches, sports massage specialists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapists regarding their personal insights and experiences with the use of clinical massage in their settings
  • Case Studies that present common athletic injury scenarios and descriptions of the treatment protocols that lead to desired results
  • Several "quick reference" tables and illustrations provide readers with easy-to-read comparisons and summaries of specific strokes, treatment protocols, and assessment guidelines

Contents

Introduction to Therapeutic Massage in Athletics

  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage

Anatomy and Physiology for Massage in Athletics

  • Cardiovascular and Lymphatic System
  • The Neuromuscular System
  • The Myofascial Network
  • The Physiology of Healing

Therapeutic Massage Techniques for Sports Health Care

  • Lymphatic Facilitation Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Myofascial Techniques

Protocols for Massage Used in Athletics

  • Massage for Sports Events
  • Maintenance Massage
  • Evaluation: Identifying Problems and Assessing Needs
  • Treatment Massage
  • Common Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Health Care

Appendices

  • Massage Categories and Common Brand Names
  • Muscle Focus for Massage by Sport
  • A Quick Reference for Distinguishing Sign and Symptoms by Body Region
  • Selected Special Tests
  • Answers to Chapter Review Question

Glossary
Index

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Therapeutic Massage in Athletics
by Pat Archer
2007 312 pages $39.95 + shipping
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