Integrated Sports Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Handbook
Anders Jelv?us (International Educator in Manual Therapies Founder of Swedish Health Institute Los A...
1 Jan 2007
"Integrated Sports Massage Therapy" is a highly illustrated evidence-based handbook which presents a wide range of effective sports massage techniques to cover any sports-related situation. Anders Jelveus explains and applies effective techniques from a variety of disciplines of manual therapy, ranging from commonly used sports massage strokes to more advanced concepts for real-life effective sports massage treatments. The presented techniques serve as a great addition for any therapist seeking to work with athletes, and are suitable for pre-event, post-event, inter-event, and in remedial sports massage therapy. This unique book offers a comprehensive presentation of sports massage therapy including: Sports massage history; Basic sports massage strokes and work postures; Sports massage applications; Event-based sports massage treatment guidelines; Sports-specific massage treatment recommendations; Therapeutic muscle stretching techniques; Therapeutic muscle stretching applied to specific muscle groups; Positional Release Techniques (PRT) Acupressure and Tui Na techniques with applications; Myofascial release techniques; connective tissue massage; Lymphatic drainage massage; Myofascial Trigger Point etiology and treatment techniques; Sports injuries; Athletic taping; Remedial Sports massage applications; and, Athletic self massage techniques. This book is suitable for all manual therapy students and practitioners, whether novice or advanced, including massage therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, naprapaths, naturopaths and acupuncturists.