Duration: 1600-1630 – 30 minutes
Venue: Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic
A member of the ladies Futsal team requested a massage of her right hamstring.
I checked that she was in good health and that there were no red flags and contraindications. She had no conditions that would lead me to decide that a sports massage wasn’t appropriate. She confirmed that she was not allergic to any of the massage mediums.
I applied effleurage, petrissage and some tapotement techniques (hacking and beating). I palpated all three hamstring muscles and noticed that there was tightness/tension near the insertion of the semimembranosus. I applied the neuromuscular technique to the trigger point and eventually it dissipated. I also applied slow tissue release and a muscular energy technique (specifically Post-isometric relaxation) to lengthen, stretch and improve the range of motion of the hamstrings. There was a significant improvement in the ROM after the application of MET.
Areas for further improvement plus action plan