Massage and Athletes: Enhancing Training, Participation and Recovery
About the Course
Locomotor training, aka gait training, is often the major focus of a therapy plan of care. Rehabilitation literature has leaned heavily into researching better ways to improve walking ability, with many new concepts and developments over the past two decades. Technology has also come along for the ride, with advances in treadmills, support systems, robotics, and more. However, it is often very difficult to stay abreast of the latest information when engaged in full time clinical practice. This course was created to inform participants on what is the latest and greatest in the research world, from advances in treatment paradigms, to the newest technological gadgets. We will not only introduce these topics, but also go into the pros and cons of each. By the end of this course, participants should have a good understanding where we currently stand with locomotor training, and where we are headed in the near future, as well as how you can implement these ideas into your clinical practice.
- Identify techniques to maximize performance prior to, during and following an event.
- Recognize the difference between active & Passive flexibility.
- Identify static from dynamic flexibility.
- Select specific flexibility techniques to pre, mid, and post event.
- Identify the Specificity Principal.
- Recognize difference between competitive sports and wellness activities.
About the Author
Jim began his health & wellness career as a Certified Personal Trainer in 1992 and was certified in massage therapy the following year. In his career he has worked with a spectrum of clients in community, athletic and rehabilitative settings. He is a Certified Strength and ConditioningSpecialist, a Corrective Exercise Specialist, holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitative Science.
Early in his education career, Jim created the curriculum used by the largest personal training school in the country. Jim has been a college instructor for 9 years and has constructed programs in Exercise Science and Massage Therapy for Salem and Cumberland County Colleges. He is an adjunct faculty member of Health and Exercise Science at Rowan University and recently completed a series of lectures for health professionals in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and throughout Florida. Jim has presented at a numerous continuing education events for trainers, therapists, coaches and nurses since 2004.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print.
- Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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