Massage Therapy And Hockey Injury Prevention
The reality of playing Hockey – you can be nursing an upper-body injury, struck in the head with a puck at practice. You can be placed on the long-term injury reserve list due to a torn muscle for your shoulder.
Your recovery may be five-to-six months, effectively ending your hockey season.
With a hip injury you can miss playing hockey for an undetermined length of time.
A Charley horse can result in sitting out on games.
A back injury can put you on the sidelines and be placed on the injured reserve and not play during the season.
Don’t be sidelined from an injury – and return to action against your next match or competition.
Back Muscle Pain
Damage of soft tissue
Injury of joints
Injury of ligaments
Joints in your upper neck
Muscles within your neck
Neck headache pain
Serious muscle pain
Shoulder Injury Muscles (Muscles of the Shoulder)
Biceps Brachii Muscle (Long Head). Essential to the function of the forearm in lifting.
Biceps Brachii Muscle (Short Head). Essential to the function of the forearm in lifting.
Biceps brachii: Bicep muscle, this muscle rests on top of the humerus bone. It rotates the forearm and also flexes the elbow.
Brachialis Muscle – muscle in the upper arm that flexes the elbow joint
Capsular Ligament of the Shoulder. The capsular ligament of the shoulder is surrounded and reinforced by muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which are largely responsible for keeping the adjoining parts together.
Coracobrachialis Muscle. It bends the arm (flexion), and on the other hand it pulls the arm towards the trunk (adduction).
Deltoid Muscle. Allows you to flex your shoulder joint and to rotate the shoulder inward
Infraspinatus Muscle (helps you lower and raise upper arm)
Latissimus Dorsi Muscle. This flat rectangular muscle of the back helps the arms rotate as well as move away and closer to the body.
Triceps brachii: Large muscle in the back of the upper arm helps straighten the arm.
Pectoralis major: This large fan-shaped muscle stretches from the armpit up to the collarbone and down across the lower chest region. It connects to the sternum (breastbone).
Pectoralis minor: The smaller of the pectoralis muscles, this muscle fans out from the upper ribs up to the shoulder area.
Teres major: This muscle helps rotate the upper arm.
Subscapularis: This is a large triangular muscle near the humerus and collarbone. It helps rotate the humerus.
Supraspinatus: This small muscle is located at the top of the shoulder and helps raise the arm away from the body.
Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs located in joints throughout the body, including the shoulder.
Massage Therapy can help you battle an upper-body injury and keep you in the game.
Massage Therapy can help you recover from muscle injuries quicker so you can play in the Season.
Massage therapy can help you recover so you don’t miss the rest of the season due to a muscle injury.
Improve your torn muscle status and improve your day-to-day condition.
When the puck drops have your optimal performance ready for the playoffs!