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Understanding Sports Massage

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12 CE Hours - E1046
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Understanding Sports Massage

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Materials

  • Text - 155 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Providing the theoretical and practical basis for using sports massage to help athletes stay in shape, recover from injuries and improve performance, the course text also includes approaches for conducting an effective sports massage program in various settings. Massage techniques that can be applied for warm-ups, to prepare for and recover from competition, to reduce the potential for injuries and to aid in injury rehabilitation are introduced.

The program-development portion of the course text provides practitioners with detailed advice from the authors, who are well respected for their expertise and program-development skills. They address how to implement sports massage programs in various settings and how sports massage specialists cooperate with other sport and health professionals to provide the best possible care for athletes.

This continuing education course covers:

  • how massage can enhance athletic performance, including the evidence for its efficacy
  • the application of specific techniques with active movement, including the cautions and contraindications
  • specialized massage techniques used in sports massage, including recovery, remedial and rehabilitative massage applications
  • techniques, guidelines and goals of pre-, inter- and postevent sports massage
  • symptoms of, and first aid for, hyper- and hypothermia and muscle cramps
  • common problem areas for athletes in different sports, including remedial applications for different body regions
  • sports massage body mechanics problems and how to correct them
  • planning for a season of sports massage, including how athletes and coaches can participate in a sports massage program
  • how sports massage is offered at athletic events, health clubs, in private practice and in sports medicine clinics

Course Objectives

  1. Communicate how massage can enhance athletic performance, including the evidence for its efficacy.
  2. Describe the application of specific techniques with active movement, including the cautions and contraindications.
  3. Identify specialized massage techniques used in sports massage, including recovery, remedial and rehabilitative massage applications.
  4. Contrast the techniques, guidelines and goals of pre-, inter- and postevent sports massage.
  5. Describe the symptoms of, and first aid for, hyper- and hypothermia and muscle cramps.
  6. Recognize common problem areas for athletes in different sports, including remedial applications for different body regions.
  7. Identify common sports massage body mechanics problems and how to correct them.
  8. Identify how to plan for a season of sports massage, including how athletes and coaches can participate in a sports massage program.
  9. Recognize how sports massage is offered at athletic events, health clubs, in private practice and in sports medicine clinics.

Course Reviews

Anthony Parker, LMT

3/31/2022

Donna Tranum, LMT

2/19/2022

Jenny Ribaudo, LMT

2/17/2022

Great

Theresa Meire, LMT

1/27/2022

I appreciate how clear and easy to understand the entire process was. I really liked being able to find classes by state! I got just what I needed! Thank you!

Luis Carrera, LMT

10/24/2021

the course and book were presented in an informative and knowledgeable manner.

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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