Education, Research, and Techniques

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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
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Transverse Soft Tissue Release: A Case Study [Article]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Transverse Soft Tissue Release: A Case Study [Article]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) and Transverse Soft Tissue Release: A Case Study [Article] 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 taken a client’s breath away it can lead to doubts of how good a therapist is or how successful the treatment was. This article will challenge the old school of thought, 'deeper is better' when it comes to treating the ITBS, and that giving it a bit of elbow...

Adductor Longus Injury after after Electromechanical Self-Treatment

Adductor Longus Injury after after Electromechanical Self-Treatment

Abstract Objective This case report illustrates an unusual cause of hip adductor muscle injury due to overenthusiastic self-treatment of the previously overloaded adductor muscles. Also, post-injury therapeutic objectives and intervention to facilitate rapid participation in sports after the described process are provided. Case description A 27-year old male, professional soccer player presented with hip adductors pain and impairment due to electromechanical self-treatment of the affected...

Risk of Injuries Associated with sports specialisation and intense training patterns in young athletes

Risk of Injuries Associated with sports specialisation and intense training patterns in young athletes

Purpose: To prospectively determine the relationship between young athletes’ degree of sport specialization and their risk of injuries and reinjuries. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 2. Methods: Young athletes aged between 7 and 18 years presenting for sports-related injuries or sports physical examinations were recruited from either sports medicine clinics or pediatric/family medicine offices. Each participant completed a baseline survey at enrollment and an identical...

Positive Pregnancy : Practitioner Update

Positive Pregnancy : Practitioner Update

  Positive Pregnancy: Practitioner Update - promo [Image] Credit: Co-Kinetic 2021 Advice on many aspects of life, including physical activity, manual therapy and massage, nutrition and sleep, can help a woman have a happy and healthy pregnancy as well as promoting healthier outcomes postpartum for both mother and baby. We, as physical therapists, are in an ideal position to give this advice and encouragement. This article describes the current guidelines so that you can tailor your...

Effects of Two Massage Protocols on Clinical Parameters of Swimming

Effects of Two Massage Protocols on Clinical Parameters of Swimming

Effect of two massage protocols on clinical parameters of swimming athletes: a randomized controlled clinical trial Carvalho FA, Batista NP, Machado AF et al. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2019;14(6):S24-S24 This was a crossover clinical trial in which 21 young swimming athletes of competitive level undertook 12min of deep massage (DM), superficial massage (SM) and passive recovery (PR) after exercise. The athletes performed approximately 40min of general exercises including...

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

Cancer, Exercise and Massage

Endurance athletes, while being incredibly fit, are not necessarily very healthy. The demands placed on their bodies by intense and prolonged training regimes can leave them with high levels of inflammation – something that is linked to immunosuppression and potentially an increased risk of cancer. This article describes how massage can be used to reduce inflammation levels in athletes, helping perhaps to reduce their risk of cancer, as well as in patients with cancer to improve their...

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