Sports Massage for Injury Care


Enable your clients and patients to get back in the game and live pain free after injury. Sport Massage for Injury care explains the types of soft tissue injuries most common in sport and how to treat these.
To ensure underlying causes of injuries are treated and athletes aren’t left susceptible to re-injury, this essential guide emphasises the importance of accurate assessment and evaluation. It focuses on 20 of the most common neuromuscular injuries and offers treatment options, injury-specific protocols and self-care options for when the athlete is not on the treatment table.

You will learn the most effective techniques and see each one presented with vivid photos and step-by-step instructions. Detailed anatomical illustrations show the muscles, joints and soft tissues involved. Practitioner examples and case studies give you a glimpse into how other professionals use the techniques with their clients.
Clinical sports massage therapy is often the missing component in injury-rehabilitation programmes. With Sport Massage for Injury Care you have the ultimate practical resource for relieving pain and getting your clients and patients back to their best.

About the author

Robert E. McAtee, BA, LMT, BCTMB, CSCS, has maintained a full-time massage therapy practice for over 38 years, specializing in sports massage and soft tissue therapy, with significant clinical experience in treating people with injuries and chronic pain. Since 1988, he has owned Pro-Active Massage Therapy, an international private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

McAtee is designated an Approved Provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is a sought-after presenter—throughout the United States and worldwide—on the topics of facilitated stretching, sports massage, and soft tissue injury care.