Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T

Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T., has over 20 years’ experience as a massage therapist and athletic trainer. He serves as director of health and human services at Community College of Baltimore County, in Maryland. An NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider, he is the author of a clinical massage therapy textbook and is on the Editorial Review Operational Committee for the AMTA Journal.

Recent Posts

Massage Therapy: Should You Add it to Your Practice?

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Thursday, December 01, 2016

Should I Add Massage Therapy? 

Massage therapy is a powerful application used to accompany other medical professionals and to treat all sorts of conditions and injuries. Imagine adding such a valuable technique to your practice;  the benefits of having a skilled therapist as part of your team are numerous and can dramatically improve the effectiveness of both your treatments and your office.  You may have been thinking that this sounds like something you want to do but the more you think about it, the more questions you have like: 

Digging into Trigger Points

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Question

"What’s that knot and why does it hurt so much when you press on it?”  If you spend any time doing soft tissue work, you have inevitably heard this come out your client’s mouth.  When looking at the body and its sources of dysfunction, muscle tissue is the main target for the wear and tear of daily activity.  Our skeletal muscles accounts for nearly 50% of our body weight and depending on how you divide them out, consist of 200 paired muscles.  That’s 400 muscles, any of which can develop those “knots” or trigger points and cause significant pain and dysfunction throughout the body. 

A Look at Sports Massage Therapy

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Monday, August 29, 2016

The field of sports massage therapy is a very popular specialization within our profession; however, massage therapists are often challenged when it comes to defining it. When a therapist advertises that she is a sports massage therapist, does she really understand what that means?