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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Integrated Sports Massage Therapy” By Anders Jelveus DN, MTOM, LAc, CMT ©2011, published by Elsevier. 

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course offers highly illustrated evidence-based content which presents a wide range of effective sports massage techniques to cover any sports related situations.
You can expect 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
·         Acupressure and Tui Na techniques with applications
·         Myofascial release techniques
·         Connective tissue massage
·         Lymphatic drainage massage
·         Myofascial trigger point etiology and treatment techniques
·         Sports injury
·         Athletic taping
·         Remedial sports massage applications
·         Athletic self massage techniques
·         Position release techniques

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 246 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 3 modules.  Each module approved for 6 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).

Each 6 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.  

Module Description

Included in Module 1:
Chapter 1:  An Introduction to Sports Massage
Chapter 2:  Work Postures, Hand Placements, and Basic Massage Strokes
Chapter 3:  Sport Massage Applications
Chapter 4:  Examples of Event-based Sports Massage Treatments
Chapter 5:  Sports Massage Applications for Different Sports

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Work Postures, Hand Placement, Event-Based Sports Massage and Sports Massage Application.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Discuss the effects of sports massage.
2.   Recognize that massage may be used as an alternative or a complement to static stretching for increasing ROM.
3.   Identify how to achieve more power when performing a sports massage.
4.    Demonstrate knowledge in the recommended techniques when working with increased table heights.
5.    List the benefits of using effleurage strokes.
6.    Identify the method most commonly viewed as a typical "sports massage stroke".
7.    Recognize the petrissage stokes.
8.   Discuss edging.
9.    Identify the stroke that is commonly used in sports massage and is executed by rhythmically moving individual muscles, joints, or entire sections of an athlete’s body.
10. List the highlights of the pre-event sports massage.
11. Recognize common massage strokes used during pre-event massage.
12.Demonstrate knowledge in interevent massage.
13.Discuss post-event sports massage treatment.
14. Identify massage focus points for swimmers.
15. Discuss Olympic weight lifting and the areas of stress that placed on the athlete’s         body.      
16. Identify places where stress is frequent on a platform and springboard diver.
17. Recognize when major stress is presented on the body of a golfer.
18.List areas to massage for downhill skiing and snowboarding.
19. Identify the greatest areas of stress for a cyclist.
20.Recognize muscle strains in hockey players.