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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: April 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 64-67
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181c33918
Columns: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

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.

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 Standley is a doctoral student at Ball State University.

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

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

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