This comprehensive DVD includes more than two hours of footage detailing 13 sessions that will give you the tools to work with runners, cyclists, swimmers, tennis players and other athletes. Learn about the physiological principles that govern sports massage and the differences between each sport. The 13 sessions include a pre-event massage for runners, an inter-event massage for tennis players, and a post-event session for cyclists. The other sessions are detailed sequences for the following injuries: plantar fascitis, shin splints, ITB syndrome, hamstring strain, neck pain, back pain, ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow and the rotator cuff. Each session is a complete treatment protocol that will help to keep your athlete in top shape, recover from injuries, and improve their performance. This DVD also includes information on stretches, sport psychology, diet, and how to set up a massage station at a sporting event. Real Bodywork’s great graphics and clear filming make this DVD an outstanding educational resource for those who want to work with athletes.
INSTRUCTOR: Molly Verschingel has a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Athletic Training. Since her 1993 Licensing from the Oregon School of Massage, Molly has returned to the school as an instructor of Kinesiology and Sports Massage. She also instructs on-site classes in the athletic training room at Clackamas Community College for sports massage students as well as therapists. Molly also coaches youth volleyball and loves to watch the next generation of athletes learn the game.