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1

Modality

Is a therapeutic agent used to affect physical change
Massage in general is a modality

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Technique

type of massage that as strokes sharing the same general intentions and methods of applicaiton

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Benefits of therapeutic massage for the patient

Placebo effect
decrease anxiety/stress
enhances sense of well-being
improves sleep patterns Identifies areas of tension or soreness to be addressed before/after injury
Provides kinesthetic feedback

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Benefits of therapeutic massage for the PT

convenient and flexible therapeutic modality
Provide individual and personalized care
Power of touch

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2 types of physiological effects of massage

Structural and systematic

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Structural effects of massage

Improved ROM
Improved general tissue flexibility and muscle relaxation
Reduction/relief of muscle cramps, spasms, trigger points, and tender points
Enhanced collagen remodeling

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systematic effects of massage

enhanced local circulation
reduced edema
decreased pain

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What is a basic sports massage

deep, invigorating anatomically specific massage that combines standard Swedish massage strokes with a few new strokes

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characteristics of effleurage

hands glide/slide over the superficial tissue
always work distal to proximal in extremities
one full length stroke followed by 3-5 shorter strokes
start superficial and slow and move to deeper and faster

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Purpose of effleurage

used as a beginning stroke for each body part
helps with a general assessment of the tissue

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contraindications to effleurage

Not used over or distal to an area of edema or a sever hematoma
inflamed tissue
varicose veins
open wounds or rashes
cysts, tumors, or hematomas

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characteristics of petrissage

alternate squeeze and lift motion
figure 8 pattern in using 2 hands
overlapping pattern to loosen and soften the tissue
full contact between the hand and treated tissue is needed
avoid hyperextension of the thumb

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purpose of petrissage

used to loosen and soften the tissue
may have and indirect effect on fluid movement
preps the area for further treatment
assesses the tissue

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contraindications to petrissage

Not used over or distal to an area of edema or a sever hematoma
inflamed tissue
varicose veins
open wounds or rashes
cysts, tumors, or hematomas

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what is jostling used for?

to reduce muscle tone

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what is muscle pin and stretch used for?

to improve muscle length

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what is muscle bending used for?

to improve muscle lenght