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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 2: 
Chapter 6:  Soft Tissue Stretching in Sports Massage
Chapter 7:  Applied Stretches to common Muscle Groups
Chapter 8:  Positional release Techniques Applied in Sports Massage
Chapter 9:  Acupressure and Tui Na in Sports Massage
Chapter 10:  Myofascial Release Techniques and Connective Tissue Massage
Chapter 11: Myofacial Pain Symdrome-Myofascial Trigger Points

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Stretching, Release Techniques, Acupressure, and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Define static passive flexibility.
  2. Differentiate between dynamic and ballistic flexibility.
  3. Discuss static stretching.
  4. List the types of muscle contractions.
  5. Discuss the different types of stretching.
  6. Discuss successive induction.
  7. List stretching methods.
  8. Discuss active isolated stretching.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge in hip-opening Thai massage-based treatments.
  10. Identify the correct positioning during theraputic stretching of the tibialis posterior muscle.
  11. Recognize proper technique when stretching the sartorius muscle.
  12. Discuss stretching of splenius capitis and cervicis muscles.
  13. Explain stretching of the pectoralis major muscle.
  14. Identify a group of noninvasive effective manual techniques utilizing fine-tuned positions of optimal soft tissue relaxation and pain relief.
  15. Demonstrate knowledge in the technique that establishes a state of "demand-response" where identified somatic dysfunctions are restored.
  16. List basic groups of acupuncture.
  17. Identify the most common method of applying acupuncture.
  18. Discuss a commonly known Tui Na stroke with described effects of muscle relaxation and promotes blood circulation.
  19. Recognize why myofascial release techniques are valuable in sports massage therapy.
  20. Demonstrate knowledge of myofascial release stroke applications.
  21. List the important fascial structures of the spiral line (SL).
  22. Discuss the relevance of functional lines for athletes.
  23. Demonstrate knowledge in connective tissue massage treatment.
  24. Define allodynia.
  25. Understand the classification of myofacial trigger points.
  26. Demonstrate knowledge in manual massage techniques.