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Massage's Effect on Injury, Recovery, and Performance: A Review of Techniques and Treatment Parameters

Standley, Robert A MS, ATC, CSCS; Miller, Michael G EdD, ATC, CSCS; Binkley, Helen PhD, ATC, CSCS*D

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181c33918
Columns: Flexibility and Rehab Tips
Abstract

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS NOT ONLY KNOW THE TYPES OF MASSAGE TECHNIQUES AND THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS USED FOR IMPROVING FLEXIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE BUT ALSO KNOW HOW MASSAGE CAN BE USED FOR MUSCLE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION OF INJURIES WITHIN THE ATHLETIC POPULATION.

Author Information

1Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan; and 2Department of Health and Human Performance, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Robert Standleyis a doctoral student at Ball State University.

Dr. Michael Milleris an associate professor and director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Helen Binkleyis an associate professor and Undergraduate Athletic Training Program director at Middle Tennessee State University.

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