This course instructs on injury prevention and how to recognize and treat non-acute sports-specific injuries. You will accomplish this by utilizing sports massage therapy and stretching techniques to assist with muscle recovery from the athlete’s sport.
Sports Massage techniques are used to promote an increased range of motion, flexibility, and strength training principles to achieve a specific goal.
In order to reach that goal, the massage therapist should have a good understanding of the basic anatomy and kinesiology of the body and it’s movements. Treatments for specific sports injuries will be addressed, describing the mechanism of injury and how the injury should be treated while in both the acute and chronic phases using massage.
Sports Massage supports the body's ability to perform, enhances recovery from activity, and shortens recovery time for a person who participates in an activity, whether amateur or professional.