Integrated Sports Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Handbook

Integrated Sports Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Handbook

By: Anders Jelv?us (author)Paperback

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"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.

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+ 19 years of experience in the field. . Teacher in Sports Massage and other health related classes since 1991. . Previous teacher, and head-teacher at Axelsons Gymnastiska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (largest school of alternative medicine in Scandinavia), Teaching in Stockholm/Sweden, Gothenburg/Sweden, Oslo/Norway, and Copenhagen/Denmark. . Regular guest teacher/lecturer (Massage, Sports Massage, and Therapeutic Muscle Stretching) at the University-College of Physical Education and Sports in Stockholm, Sweden. . Have over the years treated a wide range of different types of athletes (Runners, Volleyball players, Martial artists, Track and Field athletes, Bicyclists, Wrestlers, Ice hockey players, Soccer players, Football players, etc.). . Worked in 1988/89 with the Swedish champions in Volleyball, responsabilies: Sports Massage, Injury treatment, and Sports Psychology. .. Graduated as Dr. of Naprapathy from Scandinavian College of Manual Medicine, where our research work performed for disputation later represented both the college and the Physiology Department III, Karolinska Institute, during the presentation at the Medical convention the same year. . Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Santa Monica, California. . Spent 6 months in Thailand (and travels regularly) studying various forms of traditional Thai Massage. . Member of International Editorial Advisory board for JBMT . 1996/97 Writer for the Swedish martial arts magazine "Svenska fighter"


1 Sports massage, an introduction 2 Work postures and hand placements 3 Sports massage applications 4 Examples of event-based sports massage treatments 5 Sports massage applications for different sports 6 Soft tissue stretching in sports massage 7 Applied stretches to common muscle groups 8 Positional release techniques applied in sports massage 9 Acupressure and Tui-Na in sports massage 10 Myofascial release techniques and connective tissue massage 11 Myofascial Pain Syndrome - myofascial trigger points 12 Sports injuries 13 Taping 14 Soft tissue treatment techniques for maintenance and remedial sports massage 15 Self massage and myofascial release techniques for the athlete

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780443101267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780443101267
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 0443101264

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