Online CourseThe package components are as follows:
- Sports Massage for Injury Care text
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
Sports Massage for Injury Care emphasizes the importance of accurate assessment and evaluation, and it focuses on 20 of the most common neuromuscular injuries seen in athletes. For each featured injury, there are assessment recommendations, treatment options and injury-specific protocols, and self-care options for when the athlete is not on the treatment table.
You will learn the evidence behind the techniques that are most effective, based on clinical research. Each treatment protocol is presented with vivid full-color photos and step-by-step instructions. Detailed anatomical illustrations show you the muscles, joints, and soft tissues involved. Practitioner examples and case studies give you a glimpse into how other practicing professionals use the techniques to help their clients heal quicker and more fully.
Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the components needed in developing an appropriate and effective treatment plan for neuromuscular injuries.
- Explain why a sports massage therapist must be aware of viewing any condition solely through the lens of their profession.
- Develop an understanding of the recent and emerging knowledge in pain science and how it is a critical factor within evidence-based practice.
- Define the major types of soft tissue in the body.
- List the structure and function of collagen, fascia, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
- Define the components of an assessment using the acronym HOPS.
- Explain the characteristics of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and differentiate the two types.
- Explain the traditional thinking and current thinking regarding the use of cryotherapy on acute soft tissue injuries.
- Understand the principles and applications of common Swedish massage strokes, including effleurage, petrissage, muscle-broadening strokes, and longitudinal stripping.
- Describe the principles and applications of less popular but effective techniques such as pin and stretch, isolytic contractions, and deep friction massage techniques.
AudienceA continuing education course for massage therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, and athletic trainers.
Table of ContentsPart I. Foundational Knowledge
Chapter 1. Concepts and Principles
The Process of Clinical Reasoning
Chapter 2. Reviewing Soft Tissue Types
Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment
Assessing Active, Passive, and Resisted Motion
Part II. A Closer Look at Injury and Repair
Chapter 4. Soft Tissue Injury and Repair
Soft Tissue Injury Repair Process
Chapter 5. Soft Tissue Techniques
Broad Cross-Fiber Stroke
Deep Transverse Friction
Part III. Common Neuromuscular Injuries
Chapter 6. Treatment of Lower-Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
Lateral Ankle Sprain
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
Peroneal (Fibularis) Tendinopathy
Chapter 7. Treatment of Upper-Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
Chapter 8. Sports Massage for Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
Quadrilateral Space Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Appendix A. Research Resources