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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 3: 
Chapter 12:  Sports Injuries
Chapter 13:  Taping for Sports Injuries
Chapter 14:  Soft Tissue Treatment Techniques for Maintenance and Remedial Sports Massage
Chapter 15:  Self-Massage and Myofascial Release Techniques for the Athlete

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Sports Injuries, Taping, Soft Tissue treatments Techniques, and Self Massage and Myofascial Release Techniques.
Professional Learning Objectives
  1. Discuss hypersensitivity to pain resulting from abnormal central processing of normal input.
  2. Identify the most frequent joint dislocations.
  3. Differentiate between muscle cramp and muscle strain.
  4. Discuss ligament injuries.
  5. Identify the condition that is responsible for nearly 50% of all lower leg injuries.
  6. Understand degenerative conditions.
  7. Identify a common overuse injury of the superficial extensor and flexor muscles of the hand.
  8. Discuss basic rules of taping.
  9. Explain one of the most common injuries where athletic taping can have positive effects.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge in restorative, maintenance, and remedial massage.
  11. Identify the conditions that are often treated with "remedial sports massage".
  12. Differentiate between restorative, maintenance, and remedial massage.
  13. Discuss what is considered to be the most common cause of heel pain.
  14. Identify the condition that may be treated with transverse frictions, myofascial release of the fascia, muscle, and tendon, and focalized "lock and stretch" techniques.
  15. Demonstrate knowledge in soft tissue release in the lower extremities.
  16. Differentiate between rhomboid major and minor release.
  17. Discuss soft tissue release in the shoulders.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge in soft tissue release in the arms.
  19. Identify when self-massage is beneficially utilized.
  20. Discuss self-massage techniques.
  21. Demonstrate knowledge in self-massage of the posterior aspect of the thigh.
  22. Understand self-massage of the lower back.
  23. Identify tools that are recommended when performing self-massage of the anterior aspect of the upper neck muscles.