Massage therapists work with soft tissue injuries in a way that few other practitioners do. That’s why athletes and active individuals experiencing chronic conditions of the lower extremity seek out their massage therapists to help them recover. Sports massage techniques are widely used to address musculoskeletal complaints of the lower extremity and are a valuable adjunct to the repertoire of any massage therapist interested in treating injuries.
This 8-hour seminar focuses on these chronic injuries that respond well to clinically-oriented sports massage:
• Chronic ankle sprain
• Achilles tendinopathy
• Fibularis tendinopathy
• Hamstrings strain and tendinopathy
• Adductor strain
• Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinopathy)
The hands-on portion of this seminar includes a range of applications, including compressive effleurage and petrissage, broad cross-fiber work, longitudinal stripping, pin and stretch techniques, isolytic contractions, deep transverse friction, and facilitated stretching. The information and treatment protocols presented in this live seminar are adapted from Bob’s new book, “Sports Massage for Injury Care” released in 2019 by his long-time publisher, Human Kinetics.
Bob McAtee, LMT, BCTMB, CSCS
About the Instructor
Bob McAtee, LMT, BCTMB, CSCS, has been a massage therapist since 1981, and is board-certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork. His clients have included Olympic, professional, and recreational athletes; dancers and other performers; and countless patients with soft-tissue injuries. Since 1988, Bob has owned Pro-Active Massage Therapy, an active, international private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition to his private practice, Bob is a sought-after presenter throughout the U.S. and internationally on the topics of facilitated stretching and strengthening, sports massage, and soft-tissue injury care. His first book, Facilitated Stretching, now in its fourth edition, has sold more than 150,000 copies and been translated into six languages. His latest, Sports Massage for Injury Care, came out in 2019. Connect with him at his website: www.stretchman.com
Registration available through Facebook or at Presenter’s website: stretchman dot com