Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage applies to treatment of conditions resulting from a number of activities, such as work, sports, or accidents.  Orthopedics is the “branch of medical science that deals with prevention or correction of disorders involving locomotor structures of the body especially the  skeleton, joints, muscles, fascia, and other supporting structures such as ligaments and cartilage”( Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary).

Four components characterize orthopedic massage: (1st; assessment), (2nd; matching the physiology of  the injury with the physiological effects of the treatment technique,  i.e. matching treatment to injury), (3rd; adaptability of treatment), (4th; appropriate rehabilitation protocol)