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Sports Massage

Course objectives

Physical Therapist (Graduates/Undergraduates/Interns) and Rehab specialists

The course includes the theories and hands on techniques on providing effective massages relevant to your patients’ needs, to setting up a practice and retaining clients,with the physiological, physical, and psychological aspects of massage.

The course explains how sports massage benefits each area and details particular benefits to the body, both Pre and Post sports event.

Course includes Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation, Myofascial Release (MFR) Technique, Deep tissue release, Trigger point release, Deep friction massage, Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, and Tapotement, along with other massage techniques. You’ll learn how each works and the different methods used within each type.

COURSE CONTENT

INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MASSAGE

HISTORY OF SPORTS MASSAGE

INDICATIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS ( KEY UNDERSTANDING )

BENEFITS OF SPORTS MASSAGE

APPROACH TOWARDS PROVIDING SPORTS MASSAGE

KINETIC CHAIN EVALUATION

ANATOMICAL FASCIAL LINE EVALUATION

SPORTS MASSAGE AS NECESSITY FOR ATHLETE

TISSUE PROPERTIES AND INJURIES

MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY

MUSCLE INJURY

TENDON PHYSIOLOGY

TENDON INJURY

LIGAMENT PHYSIOLOGY

LIGAMENT INJURY

CARTILAGE PHYSIOLOGY

CARTILAGE INJURY

TISSUE REPAIR AND HEALING PHASES

INFLAMMATORY PHASE

PROLIFERATIVE PHASE

MATURATION PHASE

TISSUE REPAIR

FASCIAL RE-ORGANIZATION

PREPARATION

VENUE/PLACE FOR PROVIDING SPORTS MASSAGE

EQUIPMENTS NEEDED

HYGIENE

CLIENT POSITIONING

SAFETY AND MASSAGE COUCH HEIGHT

PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUE

PRINCIPLES OF APPLICATION

COMPONENTS OF MASSAGE STROKES

EFFLEURAGE

PETRISSAGE

COMPRESSION

DEEP STROKES

VIBRATIONS

TAPOTEMENT

FRICTION

ASSESSMENT

SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT

OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT

INTERPRETIVE ASSESSMENT

SKILL TESTS

FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

APPLICATION IN POSITION

PRONE POSITION

SUPINE POSITION

SIDE LYING POSITION

SITTING POSITION

EVENT BASED SPORTS MASSAGE

PRE-EVENT

INTER-EVENT

POST-EVENT

Course outcome

Global emphasis to work with body builders, wrestlers, runners, footballers, cyclists, swimmers, golfers, cricketers, tennis players and other athletes is laid. The participants would be well versed with the following injuries:

Plantar fasciitis

Shin splints

Itb syndrome

Hamstring strain

Neck pain

Back pain

Ankle sprains

Patellar tendonitis

Tennis elbow

Rotator cuff strain etc.

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