About CTMA

Rons Mc Knight

The Center for Therapeutic Massage and Athletics is devoted to effectiveness in therapeutic treatment, new assessment and treatment methods and products that will promote and advance the art of the pre-clinical assessment and prevention and treatment of repetitive stress injuries.

Ron McKnight is a nationally recognized and accomplished massage and injury prevention therapist and founder of the Center for Therapeutic Massage and Athletics, Inc (CTMA) located in Bethel, CT. He is an internationally renowned licensed sports massage therapist who has worked on athletes from all over the world and participated as medical aamta-logond staff therapist in three Olympics (Barcelona, Atlanta and Athens) as well as the Goodwill games in Seattle.Provider seal NCBTMB copy

A teacher, author and leading expert on prevention and palpation, Ron is also a long time member of the National board of directors for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) as well as a member of the Safe States Alliance organization.safe-states-alliance-logo

His combined experiences have molded his mission to the development of injury prevention and health programs geared to Athletes and Pediatric Athletes.  Ron’s therapy sets him apart from others, as he is highly regarded as one of the top experts in the field of assessing and treating trigger points as potential repetitive stress injuries.


Perspectives in PalpationIn Ron McKnight’s book “Perspectives in Palpation”, Ron demonstrates his approach to finding and recognizing trigger point anomalies and how to eliminate or manage them. Ron insists that the therapists who work with him be trained in the technique of identifying and treating latent and active trigger points. By utilizing subjective and objective assessment and identifying latent and active trigger points we as a team can reduce repetitive injury by at least 40%. Trigger point therapy accompanying massage, ultrasound, micro-electric stimulation, hot and cold therapy and range of motion maybe utilized for the individual and the sports enthusiast. The difference between treating the individual and the athlete is that treatments are RSI specific, the individual undergoes a full body assessment upon each visit and the athlete is asked to assess pre-season, mid season and end of season where we have the greatest opportunity to find and treat RSI conditions before medical intervention is necessary. In essence, actively preventing the onset of more severe injury.

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“The End of Stretching”, takes a look at the rationale for stretching and demonstrates that the purpose andctma-end-of-stretching-book the reality of stretch are not the same. Stretching prevents nothing. All stretching can do is increase range of motion. Training must solidify the increase in range.

When stretching your singular purpose must be to affect range motion not to prevent injury.

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