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We are happy to welcome Ralph Stephens as a contributor to the Massage Technique Library. This video is from his DVD “Therapeutic Sports Massage for the Lower Extremity”.

Ralph R. Stephens has been a massage therapist specializing in medical and sports massage for 32 years. Most recently he has been practicing and teaching a new system called Neural Reset Therapy® (NRT).  He has been teaching continuing education seminars internationally since 1992. His DVD series presents the hands-on routines he has taught to thousands of therapists worldwide in his sports and medical massage CE classes. He lives in Coralville, Iowa,  where he maintains a private clinical practice focused on athletes and people in pain. He has one daughter and three grandchildren, practices Yoga, meditation and golf. His lifelong goal has been to help people feel better. As an instructor, he helps people like you to help more people feel better. Now you can view these DVD’s in the Library as part of your membership.

Ralph is a 2008 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame
2017 AFMTE/Bio-Freeze-Bon Vital Teacher of the Year
2018 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Study with this award-winning instructor to enhance your hands-on and intellectual skills – check out his programs in the library. We will be adding more programs as time goes on.

You can purchase your own copies of Ralph’s DVD’s and see his seminar teaching schedule at his website:

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  1. Hi Teresa,

    I contacted Ralph Stephens with your question and received this reply:

    Dear Teresa –

    Thank you for your positive comments on the video. I am delighted you find it easy to learn from. That is my goal – to help you and others help more people easily and quickly.

    Since the patient in question has had the surgery, I must assume they no longer have a “torn meniscus”, but probably have plenty of scar tissue and residual muscle spasm around the knee. If the patient has been released by their surgeon you should be able to safely perform the knee treatment shown in the video, assuming there are no other conditions that might contraindicate it. If they are still under the care of their surgeon, you should get permission from the managing physician before working on them. Never cause pain, but the treatment may find tender points and trigger points and your treatment may cause discomfort but should never arise to the level of “pain.” Stay in the “Hurts so good” range of pressure, or 4 – 5 on a 10 point scale, etc. The patient should never be tensing up (muscle contraction) from your pressure. Support the posterior knee so you do not put any hyperextension forces on the joint. If there is significant swelling, work gently (lymph moves with ounces of pressure) with the knee and leg elevated to help with drainage. Once the swelling is reduced you can begin the deeper, precise work. I hope this helps you. If you have further questions, please ask. Best wishes, I hope you bring great relief to your patient.

  2. I truly have learned and enjoy this video!
    Professor Ralph Stephens is an awesome instructor. He makes me feel like I’m in the classroom and his techniques are easy to comprehend and practice. I also have a question, can I perform those knee techniques on someone who has had a torn meniscus? They had surgery but still suffers from some pain. Thank you Teresa Perez LMT, BCTMB

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