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Excerpt — Massage for Sport Performance

Understanding and treating spasms and cramps

Learning about what causes problems in muscles helps the trainer understand how to treat the muscles.

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Planning for a preevent massage

The primary purpose of preevent massage is to assist an athlete in preparing for a competition or workout at an event site.

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Sport specific treatment: Basketball

The purpose of this chapter is to help the trainer understand how to apply sport massage to athletes who are participating in specific sports.

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