Education, Research, and Techniques

Information & research

This page has been developed for educational purposes only. The articles you will read are taken from a sports medicine journal. Articles from the journal include current trends in sports massage therapy, rehabilitation and clinical trial studies. Articles added will be ones that are relevant and useful to my business development and your development as a sportsperson and non-sportsperson

DIY Sports Recovery

Massage is a useful aid to training/sport recovery and is increasingly being seen as relevant to recreational athletes as well as elite professionals. However, the traditional barriers to massage (cost, time, access to a professional) combined with the advent of doing everything at home during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the popularity of ‘self-massage’. For the massage professional this might not seem like a great idea, but if this is what my clients want to do I have to respect...

Is Cold Therapy Still Applicable Today?

Is Cold Therapy Still Applicable Today?

media (25)Localised cold therapy (ice) has long been an accepted part of initial treatment of acute soft tissue injury, but it is now recognised that inflammation is necessary to promote healing and ice is no longer recommended. However, in the absence of soft tissue injury, whole-body cold therapy can be useful for optimising recovery from sports training. Read this article to understand when localised or whole-body cold therapy should or shouldn’t be used so that you can provide...

Hamstring Injuries In Football

Hamstring Injuries in Football Part 1: Assessment, Diagnosis and Prognosis [Article] MSK DIAGNOSIS & REHABILITATION |SPORTEX MEDICINE JOURNAL JANUARY 2014 (ISSUE 59) [GROUP OF ARTICLES] 01/01/2014 59MD | MD-CURRENT | FOOTBALL | LOWER-LIMB | REGISTERED | OPEN-ACCESS 0 COMMENTS FAVOURITE This article provides an update on the current available evidence on the assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis of hamstring injuries in soccer. After a detailed insight into the epidemiology, functional...

Functional Training Methods for the Runner’s Myofascial Systems.

Functional Training Methods for the Runner’s Myofascial Systems.

The book Fascia in Sport and Movement second edition (edited by Robert Schleip and Jan Wilke) is a compendium of the most up to date information about the structure and function of fascia and its impact on improving strength, mobility and performance and reducing pain and injury, with contributions from 51 leading teachers and practitioners. Read more here.

Stretching the Truth

Stretching the Truth

Stretching is good for us, right? Well, yes and no! It turns out that you have to do the right kind of stretching for the right duration at the right time according to what activity you are about to do. This article makes sense of the confusing mass of literature about stretching and will allow you to give individually tailored, sport-specific advice to your clients about how to get the benefits of stretching while avoiding the potential decrease in power output. This is not only crucial for...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Transverse Soft Tissue Release: A Case Study [Article] SPORTS MASSAGE |STUDENT THERAPIST ARTICLES AND CONTENT |ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME (ITBS): A LITERATURE REVIEW, CASE STUDIES, MASSAGE THERAPY MASTERCLASS, CLIENT ADVICE LEAFLETS AND PODCAST |CO-KINETIC JOURNAL OCTOBER 2015 (ISSUE 66) [GROUP OF ARTICLES]   Does stretching the iliotibal band (ITB) conjure up scenes of torture? For many clients it seems to be a rite of passage, if the treatment has not...

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

By Susan Findlay BSc RGN, Dip SMRT, MSMA, MCNHC, MLCSP, Director NLSSM Historically, massage has mistakenly been viewed as a contraindication for individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for, or who have a history of, cancer. Cancer is a broad term used to describe a set of diseases characterised by cell mutation and uncontrolled division of cells in the body that often spread to surrounding tissue forming tumours. Traditionally, it was believed that massage could exacerbate a...

Function of the Glutes

Function of the Glutes

  The glutes are a true Swiss Army knife of a muscle equipped to handle a wide range of actions from daily movements like walking, standing up from a chair, picking something up off the ground, and carrying groceries, to sporting motions like running, lifting, jumping and striking. And whether you're balancing on one foot, lifting heavy, moving explosively, or carrying out an endurance effort, your glutes are well suited to handle every task.   THE FOUR PRIMARY BENEFITS GLUTEAL...

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