Clinical Sports Massage Upper Body (50 hours)

The Orthopedic Sports Massage Environment:

We will look at the sports medicine system surrounding athletes and then delve into some of the most common injury conditions and how to assess and address those conditions with Orthopedic Massage techniques. The goal is to teach you to think critically. The assessment and sports massage protocols you will learn are a philosophy. If you understand the basic philosophy of assessment and the basic philosophy of a massage treatment plan your work will become more efficient.

By properly assessing an injury, your massage treatment becomes much more efficient and you get more done with the time you have to spend. With critical thinking skills you will be able to assess an injury and design your own Sports Massage treatment protocol based on your findings. These skills carry over into any massage practice. The better equipped you are to handle injuries, the busier your practice. Referral is the best way to build a practice. Help one person get out of pain and the word spreads fast, not just in the general community, but also in the medical and sports community.

Muscle Strain, Lumbar Disk Pathology, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Facet Joint Irritation, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Whiplash, Torticollis, Cervical Disk Pathology, Shoulder Separation, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Bicipital Tendinitis, Pectoralis Minor Syndrome, Sub-Acromial Bursitis, Glenohumeral dislocation/subluxation, Adhesive Capsulitis, Olecranon Bursitis, Lateral Humeral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Humeral Epicondylitis (Golfer Elbow), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis and more.