Sports Injuries and Massage Techniques




SPORTS INJURIES AND MASSAGE TECHNIQUES – 6 CEUs for Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists & NJ Chiropractors 

New longer version of what was previously a 4-hour class!

Objectives:     This program will allow the participants to assess and describe common sports injuries that occur in the physically active population.  They will be able to identify and practice basic techniques for various sports injuries which are utilized in injury rehabilitation protocols.

Upon successful completion of this class, the student should be able to:

  • Know common nomenclature related to sports injuries
  • Identify and understand sports injuries to the head, back/spine, thorax, abdomen, upper extremity and lower extremity.
  • Understand and properly perform common sports injury treatment techniques

Method of Instruction: Lecture and Hands-On Practice

Course Outline: 

  1. Review injury nomenclature
  2. Identify and analyze sports injuries to the head
  3. Identify and analyze sports injuries to the back/spine
  4. Identify and analyze sports injuries to the thorax and abdomen
  5. Identify and analyze sports injuries to the upper extremity
  6. Identify and analyze sports injuries to the lower extremity
  7. Describe and employ sports injury techniques
  8. Discuss purpose of sports injury techniques
  9. Identify and evaluate indications
  10. Identify and evaluate contraindications
  11. Analyze appropriate application techniques
  12. Prepare and analyze treatment session
  13. Demonstrate techniques
  14. Practice techniques
  15. Question and answer

What to Bring: Please bring a beach towel and wear attire appropriate for performing/receiving massage. Please wear or bring shorts and a t-shirt to make it easy to practice on arms and legs.

About the Instructor:  Linda Gazzillo Diaz, Ed.D., ATC., LMT, is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at William Paterson University. She has an extensive background in Athletic Education and Training as well as Massage Therapy.

Additional information


Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9:00am-3:30pm