Providing guidelines for applying massage to amateur and professional athletes, Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition helps you address the challenges of treating clients involved in sports, physical fitness, rehabilitation, and exercise. In-depth coverage describes common patterns for sports activities, such as running and throwing, and uses the principles of massage to focus on assessment techniques, indications, contraindications, and outcome goals. This edition includes a new chapter on stretching, hundreds of full-color photos of techniques, and an Evolve companion website with step-by-step videos demonstrating sports massage applications. Written by noted educator and massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this resource provides the proven massage techniques you need to manage common exercise and sports injuries and syndromes.
Preface UNIT ONE: THEORY AND APPLICATION OF EXERCISE AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE 1. The World of Sports and Exercise Massage 2. What is Sports Massage 3. Evidence for Sports Massage Benefit 4. Kinesiology 5. Fitness First 6. Sport-Specific Movement 7. Nutritional Support and Banned Substances 8. Influences of the Mind and Body UNIT TWO: SPORTS MASSAGE: THEORY AND APPLICATION 9. Indications and Cautions 10. Assessment for Sports Massage and Physical Rehabilitation Application 11. Review of Massage Methods 12. Stretching NEW! 13. Focused Massage Application 14. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies UNIT THREE: SPORT INJURY 15. Injury in General 16. Pain Management 17. Common Categories of Injury 18. Medical Treatment for Injury 19. Systemic Illness and Disorders 20. Injury by Area UNIT FOUR: CASE STUDIES 21. Case Studies Glossary Index