Return to Play, Institute was founded by Mr. Kevin Rebman, a 2017 graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mr. Rebman holds an Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Massage Therapy degree from NWHSU, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and a Master of Science Degree in Technology and Innovation from Aspen University in Colorado. Mr. Rebman is a Board Certified Massage Therapist (by the NCBTMB) and Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician spending time on the sidelines of youth sporting events as the go-to medical personnel for the event.
In the world of massage therapy, Mr. Rebman has training, certification or experience in a wide-variety of modalities including: NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT), Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Sport and Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hydrotherapy (hot and cold), Oncology Massage, Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology, Posture Assessment, Cupping Therapy, and Clinical Massage.
Experience with all popular sports (Running, Track/Field, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Swimming, Volleyball, Hockey, Performing Arts, Tennis, Soccer). Specialized in working with athletes who use/overuse their low back, hips, glutes, and legs. Also specialized in working with athletes/active people in High School and College.
I received a certificate in massage therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences University. While at NWHSU, I became passionate about the benefits of both clinical and relaxation massage. The most important thing that I learned through my schooling was modifying my sessions to fit what the client needs and wants to get out of them. This means modifying my pressure to the clients “optimal tolerance” (Massage should not be painful), this means taking into account a persons health history to avoid causing harm, this means not putting what I think the client needs over what they do, and this means communicating with my clients about what work would be the best for them.
Since graduating I have found a passion for sports massage and working with athletes to help them be at their best when they train and compete.