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OC Volleyball Sports Massage Therapy: Keeping Volleyball Athletes On Court & Away from Injury

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Are you tired of battling chronic pain from intense training and injuries? Hey there! Are you a volleyball coach, player, or parent of a young athlete? If you are, this blog is for you. We'll talk about how neuromuscular therapy can help volleyball players stay strong, avoid injuries, and even achieve big dreams like getting a scholarship or becoming a professional player. Let's dive in!


What Is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a special kind of massage that focuses on muscles and nerves. It helps to reduce pain, improve movement, and make muscles work better. For volleyball players, this means they can play their best without getting hurt.

Important Muscles for Volleyball Players

Volleyball players use many muscles in their bodies, but some are super important. These include:

  1. Shoulder Muscles: Like the deltoids and rotator cuff muscles, these help with serving and spiking the ball.

  2. Leg Muscles: The quadriceps and hamstrings are key for jumping and running.

  3. Core Muscles: The abdominals and lower back muscles keep the body stable during quick movements

Trigger Points and Their Locations

Trigger points are tight spots in muscles that can cause pain. Here are some common ones for volleyball players:

  • Shoulders: Pain can come from trigger points in the deltoids or rotator cuff muscles.

  • Lower Back: Trigger points in the lumbar muscles can cause back pain.

  • Legs: Trigger points in the quadriceps or hamstrings can make it hard to jump or run.

Common Injuries Based on Position

Different positions in volleyball can lead to specific injuries:

  • Setters: Often get shoulder and wrist injuries from repetitive overhead movements.

  • Hitters: Can suffer from shoulder and knee injuries due to frequent jumping and spiking.

  • Liberos: Might face lower back and knee issues from quick, low-to-the-ground movements

How Neuromuscular Therapy Helps

NMT can help volleyball players in many ways:

  • Reduce Pain: By working on trigger points, NMT can lessen muscle pain.

  • Improve Flexibility: It helps muscles move better, which is great for all those jumps and quick movements.

  • Prevent Injuries: Regular NMT sessions can keep muscles healthy and prevent common injuries.

Reach Your Goals with Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy isn't just about feeling good. It can also help volleyball players reach their dreams. If a player wants to earn a scholarship or become a professional, staying healthy and strong is key. NMT can help players train harder, recover faster, and play their best.

Explore the Referral Pain Chart:

By applying pressure on the X marks for 10 to 20 seconds, you may feel referral pain in the blue areas, providing insights into the interconnected nature of pain in the body.

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is essential for targeted treatment and effective relief. Book a session at OC Elite Recovery to address the root cause and experience lasting relief.

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Take Action: Book Your Appointment at OC Elite Recovery Today!

Neuromuscular therapy can be a game-changer for youth volleyball players. By focusing on the right muscles and preventing injuries, young athletes can enjoy the game they love and chase their biggest dreams. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a session with OC Elite Recovery and see the difference for yourself!

Are you ready to help your young volleyball player stay healthy and reach their goals? Book an appointment with OC Elite Recovery in San Clemente, CA today! Our experts are here to support your athlete every step of the way.

Pain has a pattern. When you come in for your session there is no guessing what soft tissue is contributing to your pain we are well verse in the pain patterns of the body. Your nervous system is the command center for your body the nerve trunk that supplies a specific joint also supplies the muscles of the joint, as well as the tendons, skin and related muscles. This complex system regulates your body’s systems & guides almost everything you do and allows you to experience your environment. The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.

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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.


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