Overview:Sports Massage - Hands-On Guides for Therapists - On the field, post-event, or in the clinic, Sports Massage is theessential resource for developing and perfecting your sports massagetechnique!Sports Massage provides an in-depth discussion of applications offoundational massage techniques within a sports massage approach.Thorough instructions and over 130 full-color photos demonstrate thecorrect application of each massage stroke for muscle groups of theneck, shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet. You'll also learn how touse advanced working positions in prone, supine, side-lying, and sittingorientations to address each muscle group, helping you achieve a morecomfortable and therapeutic session for your client.This practical guide explains the foundations of sports massage as aprofession, including performance-related benefits of sports massage,common environments for professional practice (practice, event,clinical), range of clientele (recreational or serious athletes,physically active people), and applications (pre-, inter-, andpost-event, or as part of a training regimen or rehabilitation program).Sports Massage emphasizes proper therapist mechanics, includingworking posture, proper table height, and effective client positioningto help improve the delivery of your technique and reduce strain to yourarms, hands, and back. Highlighted in the text are tips on techniqueadjustments, and special "Client Talk" boxes offer suggestions for waysto communicate technical information to your clients. Throughout thetext, self-test questions with answers allow you to check yourunderstanding and reinforce your learning. In addition, a photo galleryindex provides quick reference for checking techniques and theirapplication.Organized for quick reference, Sports Massage explains massagemodifications for common injuries and conditions and provides technicalinformation to support your decision-making process. Informationregarding contraindications and pathologies will prepare you to adaptyour technique to accommodate a wide range of soft tissue conditions. Inaddition, discussion of equipment, hygiene, and safety considerationswill help you be prepared for each therapy session.A discussion of client assessment and consultation will assist you inlearning how to obtain the necessary information to address muscularissues during the therapy session. Sports Massage also discussesconsiderations in administering the technique to special populations,including individuals with spinal cord injuries, limb deficiencies andvisual impairments, and cerebral palsy. In addition, you'll findinformation on conducting sports massage before, during, and aftersporting events.Part science and part art, effective sports massage relies on atherapist's thoughtful application of knowledge and experience. SportMassage provides a solid knowledge base, helping you learn how towork with your body efficiently and apply each technique withsensitivity. With its emphasis on correct body mechanics and effectiveclient positioning, Sports Massage will help you improve yourtechnique, reduce strain as you work, and provide a better quality oftouch.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725643-9780736082600. It was written by the following authors: Susan Findlay. Book Sports Massage - Hands-On Guides for Therapists, which can be read online, published by the company: Human Kinetics Publishers. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Medicine, Technology, Science. The book was published on 2010-03-23 00:00:00. It has 176 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 454 g. File for download Sports Massage - Hands-On Guides for Therapists has PDF format and is called sports-massage-hands-on-guides-for-therapists.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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