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Sports Massage for Injury Care Ebook With CE Exam

Sports Massage for Injury Care Ebook With CE Exam

$60.00 USD


Product Format
    The package components are delivered online:
    • Sports Massage for Injury Care ebook
    • Continuing education exam
    Enable your clients and patients to get back in the game and live pain free after injury. In Sports Massage for Injury Care Ebook With CE Exam, 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.

    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.

    Learning Objectives
    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.


    A continuing education course for massage therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, and athletic trainers.
    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
    Assessing Active, Passive, and Resisted Motion
    Additional Tests
    Perpetuating Factors

    Part II. A Closer Look at Injury and Repair

    Chapter 4. Soft Tissue Injury and Repair
    Acute Injuries
    Chronic Injuries
    Soft Tissue Injury Repair Process

    Chapter 5. Soft Tissue Techniques
    Compressive Effleurage
    Compressive Petrissage
    Broad Cross-Fiber Stroke
    Longitudinal Stripping
    Pin-and-Stretch Techniques
    Isolytic Contractions
    Deep Transverse Friction
    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
    Peroneal (Fibularis) Tendinopathy
    Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciopathy
    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
    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    Piriformis Syndrome

    Appendix A. Research Resources
    Robert E. McAtee, BA, LMT, BCTMB, CSCS, has maintained a full-time massage therapy practice for over 38 years, specializing in sports massage and soft tissue therapy, with significant clinical experience in treating people with injuries and chronic pain. Since 1988, he has owned Pro-Active Massage Therapy, an international private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    McAtee is designated an Approved Provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is a sought-after presenter—throughout the United States and worldwide—on the topics of facilitated stretching, sports massage, and soft tissue injury care.

    McAtee received his massage training at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB) in Los Angeles and San Diego and through the Sports Massage Training Institute (SMTI) in Costa Mesa, California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, is board certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1988.

    He is also the coauthor of the best-selling book Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, used by health and fitness professionals worldwide as their go-to resource for PNF stretching and strengthening techniques.

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