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Sports Massage for Injury Care

Sports Massage for Injury Care

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    Enable your clients and patients to get back in the game and live pain free after injury. In Sports Massage for Injury Care, experienced sports therapist Bob McAtee explains the types of soft tissue injury most common in sport and explains why manual therapy is so valuable in treating musculoskeletal injuries.

    No two injuries are the same. Whether an injury is acute or chronic, you need to understand and treat the underlying cause so you don’t leave your athletes susceptible to re-injury. 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.

    Clinical sports massage therapy is often the missing component in injury-rehabilitation programs. With Sports Massage for Injury Care, you have the ultimate practical resource for relieving pain and getting your clients and patients back to their athletic endeavors and daily activities as quickly as possible.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Sports Massage for Injury Care Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Sports Massage for Injury Care With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundational Knowledge
    Chapter 1. Concepts and Principles
    The Process of Clinical Reasoning
    Pain Science
    Chapter 2. Reviewing Soft Tissue Types
    Connective Tissue
    Chapter 3. Principles of Assessment
    HOPS Method
    Functional Assessment
    Additional Tests
    Perpetuating Factors

    Part II. A Closer Look at Injury and Repair
    Chapter 4. Soft Tissue Injury
    Acute Injuries
    Chronic Injuries
    Soft Tissue Injury Repair Process
    Chapter 5. Soft Tissue Techniques
    Compressive Effleurage
    Compressive Petrissage
    Broad Cross-Fiber (Muscle Broadening)
    Longitudinal Stripping
    Pin-and-Stretch Techniques
    Isolytic Contractions
    Deep Transverse Friction (DTF)
    Facilitated Stretching

    Part III. Common Neuromuscular Injuries
    Chapter 6. Treatment of Lower-Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
    Achilles Tendinopathy
    Lateral Ankle Sprain
    Groin Strain
    Hamstring Tendinopathy
    Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain
    Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)
    Peroneal (Fibularis) Tendinopathy
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Shin Splints
    Chapter 7. Treatment of Upper-Extremity Soft Tissue Injuries
    Rotator Cuff
    Tennis Elbow
    Golfer’s Elbow
    Bicipital Tendinopathy
    Chapter 8. Sports Massage for Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
    Quadrilateral Space Syndrome (QSS)
    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (T)S)
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    Piriformis Syndrome (PS)
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