Soft Tissue Injury Repair: Stages & Massage Therapy Support


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Tim comes in to your clinic for a massage. You do your massage evaluation and determine that Tim has swelling and redness around the outer aspect of the knee, along with limited knee flexion and extension. Tim tells you that he just started a new running program. What stage of soft tissue injury do you think Tim is in?

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1. After your massage evaluation of Tim, you determine that he is in the repair phase of a soft tissue injury in his hamstrings. What kind of massage strokes will you give to the affected area?

2. During which phase of a soft tissue injury would you consider adding some resistance to range of motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo lets you find out what you know about soft tissue injuries. Make sure you know what these injuries are and how they can be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The type of massage used to assist in the recovery of soft tissue damage
  • Important phases in the recovery process
  • The stages of soft tissue injury

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related soft tissue injury lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about using massage to help with soft tissue injury recovery in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the earliest stage of a soft tissue injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different phases of a soft tissue injury recovery process

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Soft Tissue Injury Repair: Stages & Massage Therapy Support to learn more about these types of injuries. You will learn about:

  • The tendons, muscles and ligaments
  • R-I-C-E
  • The benefits of massage to a patient with a soft tissue injury