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Common Sports Injuries

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Common Sports Injuries
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 13 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Learn how massage therapy can assist in common sports injuries. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Causes, solutions and sports massage techniques for achilles tendonitis.
  • The proven efficacy of petrissage for improving athletic performance and reducing muscle fatigue.
  • Massage for anterior shin splints.
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome.

In the Common Sports Injuries program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Solutions and Sports Massage Techniques for Achilles Tendonitis - Learn about ten commonly advised solutions you can discuss with clients suffering from acute or chronic Achilles tendonitis. Also, find out two specific sports massage techniques that can help repair this potentially crippling condition.
  • Petrissage Proven Effective for Athletes - Although recognition of sports massage has been steadily growing, conclusive evidence of its benefits has been scant. However, a scientific contribution proves a popular sports massage technique is effective in enhancing an athlete's performance and reducing muscle fatigue.
  • Massage for Anterior Shin Splints - Shin splints can result from training too hard, too fast, sidelining any athlete. When performed appropriately, massage therapy can prevent anterior shin splints from recurring all season long.
  • A Summary of Iliotibial Band Syndrome for Bodyworkers - Discover why massage therapists who incorporate aspects of neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and sports massage into a massage session can help their clients suffering with runner's knee.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the anatomy of the Achilles tendon and explain the pathology of Achilles tendonitis as well as explain common remedies for easing its symptoms and how massage may help in reducing symptoms.
  • Explain how petrissage can help to increase the performance of athletes.
  • Review the pathology of shin splints, how to avoid them and which bodywork approaches may help to reduce symptoms and lead to quicker healing.
  • Explain the pathology of Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome as well as identify neuromuscular techniques that may be helpful in reducing symptoms.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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