Sports & Exercise Massage, Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

Sports & Exercise Massage

Comprehensive Care in Athletics, Fitness, & Rehabilitation

By Sandy Fritz, MS, NCTMB , Founder, Owner, Director and Head Instructor, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; Wellness and Massage Therapy Director, The Centre, Lapeer, MI

Unit I ? Theory and Application of Fitness and Athletic Performance

1. The World of Sports and Fitness Massage
2. What is Sports Massage?
3. Scientific Validation of Sports Massage Benefits
4. Relevant Anatomy and Physiology
5. Fitness First
6. Sport Specific Movement Performance
7. Nutritional Support and Banned Substances
8. Influences of the Mind and Body
Unit II ? Sports Massage, Theory and Application
9. Physiologic Mechanisms of Massage Benefits
10. Indications and Contraindications for Massage
11. Assessment for Sports Massage and Physical Rehabilitation Application
12. Review of Massage Methods
13. Focused Massage Application
14. General Massage Protocol
15. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies
Unit III ? Sport Injury
16. Injury in General
17. Pain
18. General Categories of Injury and Dysfunction
19. Medical Treatment for Injury
20. Systemic Illness and Immunity
21. Injuries by Area
Section IV
22. Case Studies