The Swiss Ball

The Swiss Ball


  • Author : Beate Carrière
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642588648


The Swiss Ball Book Description :

I have known Beate Carriere for several years and have always been impressed by her deep understanding of the whole field of physiotherapy. In our discussions her questions and comments have been inspiring and demonstrate that her knowledge is not only based on reading but rather on life-long clinical practice and experience. Thus, it is no wonder that her book is excep tional, presenting the physiology, the pathophysiology, and a technical description of recommended exercises and their clinical application - and not as general recommendations but with con vincing examples. All three of the sections are written in clear, understandable language. The author discusses the use of the Swiss ball; however, she did not limit herself to a technical description. Instead she set out to discover the underlying physiological mechanisms and has succeeded in showing how a knowledgable physiotherapist can contribute to the development of physiotherapy as a science. Though based on the concept of S. Klein-Vogelbach, Beate Carriere has added so many of her own exercises, descriptions, and explanations that we are justified in speaking about the Carriere concept of using the Swiss ball. What I appreciate in particular is her critical view and attempt to see the patient and his problems from all possible aspects. Therefore, she does not consider the Swiss ball program the one and only means of treat ment but incorporates other approaches as well.

Pilates on the Ball
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Pilates on the Ball


  • Author : Colleen Craig
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Release Date : 2001-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 0892819812


Pilates on the Ball Book Description :

A synthesis of two acclaimed fitness techniques, the body-conditioning Pilates Method and the Swiss exercise ball, presents a low-impact exercise program without the requirement of expensive equipment, and that can be adapted to all levels of athletic ability, as well as to those healing from injury or chronic back pain. Original.

Ball State Men s Basketball 1918 2003

Ball State Men s Basketball 1918 2003


  • Author : Anthony O. Edmonds
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0738531634


Ball State Men s Basketball 1918 2003 Book Description :

Since 1918, Ball State men's basketball has gone from a small athletic endeavor at a teachers college to a highly respected Division I program in the Mid-American Conference and the NCAA. On several occasions during the past two decades, the team has participated in post-season tournaments. Using over 200 images and insightful narrative, Ball State Men's Basketball, 1918-2003 examines the evolution of this popular program and focuses on the coaches, players, and traditions that played a part in the development of this American pastime in Indiana.

Baseball at Ball State
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Baseball at Ball State


  • Author : John Ginter
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0738523011


Baseball at Ball State Book Description :

In 2002, Ball State pitcher Bryan Bullington became the No.1 selection, in the Major League Baseball draft, elevating the Cardinals' baseball, program into the national limelight. But Ball State baseball has drawn, national attention in the past, enjoying some outstanding teams, such, as Coach Ray Louthen's 1969 squad, which defeated both the Big Ten, and the Mid-American Conference champions on the same day at the, NCAA Regional, and Coach Rick Maloney's powerhouse teams that, won four division titles and three league crowns from 1998 to 2001., Through the more than eight decades of baseball at Ball State,, the Cardinals' diamond exploits have steadily lifted the BSU program, toward becoming one of the most respected in the Midwest. With over, 180 images, John Ginter chronicles how baseball at Ball State began in, 1919, when the institution's fledgling sports teams were known as the, Hoosieroons, through the 2002 season, by which time the Cardinals, were known as a rich source of professional baseball talent.,

Considering Alan Ball

Considering Alan Ball


  • Author : Thomas Fahy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786489282


Considering Alan Ball Book Description :

Academy Award-winning screenwriter of the film American Beauty and creator of the HBO series Six Feet Under, Alan Ball has consistently probed the cultural forces shaping gender, sexuality, and death in the United States. Through gritty dialogue and edgy humor, Ball centers much of his social critique on the illusory promises of the American Dream. For many of his characters, a belief in the American Dream—including idealized notions of the family, heterosexual norms, and the acceptance of prescribed gender roles—proves stifling and self-destructive. This is the first book to explore Ball’s writings for theater, television and film, with an emphasis on his best-known work. These essays offer insight into both the captivating and problematic dimensions of Ball’s work, while drawing connections among his diverse writings. An interview with Ball is included.

Football at Ball State University  1924 2001

Football at Ball State University 1924 2001


  • Author : E. Bruce Geelhoed
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0738518921


Football at Ball State University 1924 2001 Book Description :

Intercollegiate football was played in Muncie, Indiana for the first time in 1924, when the Hoosieroons of Ball Teachers College played their first game against the Indiana State Normal School and their first home game against Central Normal College. The Hoosieroons became the Cardinals of Ball Teachers College in 1927, and then Ball State Teachers College in 1929, and finally Ball State University in 1965. Over the course of the next 75 years, Ball State's football program grew from essentially a small college enterprise to its present status as a respected member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and a participant in NCAA Division I football. The echoes of cheering fans can be heard, even in an empty stadium. Using over 200 vintage photos, E. Bruce Geelhoed explores how football grew and developed at Ball State University. Spanning from 1924, when Ball Teachers College was a branch campus of the Indiana State Normal School, to the present day when Ball State is a comprehensive regional university, this book tells the stories of the players, coaches, and traditions that characterize this American pastime in Indiana.

Swiss Ball
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Swiss Ball


  • Author : Maureen Flett
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 185648663X


Swiss Ball Book Description :

With more than 300 color photos, "Swiss Ball" shows how to choose the right ball, perform gentle warm ups, and do exercises for each area of the body. Includes cardiovascular routines. Full color.

Ultimate Core Ball Workout

Ultimate Core Ball Workout


  • Author : Jeanine Detz
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569754689


Ultimate Core Ball Workout Book Description :

The author shows readers how to use an exercise ball for "core training," using captioned photographs to demonstrate proper technique, while offering exercises tuned to all levels. Original.

On the Ball
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

On the Ball


  • Author : David M. Carter
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 013100963X


On the Ball Book Description :

Leading sports management consultant Carter and ESPN sports business reporter Rovell teach readers the art of strategic alliances from the New York Yankees; entrepreneurship from NASCAR; branding from Tiger Woods; and turnaround strategy from Jerry Jones. Fast, timely, and fun, readers will never forget the business lessons this book teaches.