Center for Therapeutic Massage and Athletics

Protocol

Injury Prevention Protocol

The protocol for repetitive stress injury prevention is not set in stone, but the Ron McKnight Protocol has been used to reduce individual and team injuries.
  • Dismiss and correct flawed rehab and fitness assumptions.
  • Recognize individual and/or team repetitive stressors.
  • Have an assessment with a trained Injury Prevention Specialist.
  • Have the Specialist convey a perspective of preclinical repetitive injury to the individual, team, or trainers.
  • Treatment and further routines are determined by the assessments.
  • It is desirable to treat based on muscle balance using “The Law of Reciprocal Inhibition” or Isolated
  • Reciprocal Antagonist Contraction.

Preclinical and Clinical Treatment for Prevention

For the Individual
  • Gain a perspective of individual stressors
    —Measure the range of motion with a professional
    —Assess repetitive stress injuries with a professional
    —Perform assessments at the beginning, middle, and end of the activity season
  • Use the “Law of Reciprocal Inhibition” to mitigate contracted muscle
For the Team
  • Have an Injury Prevention Specialist assess the entire team and create a chart of muscle groups, focusing on the groups with the most issues
    —Change activity/exercise routines to mitigate issues
    —Perform assessments at the beginning, middle, and end of the activity season
  • Use the “Law of Reciprocal Inhibition” for injury treatment

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