Movement  Stability   Lumbopelvic Pain Book

Movement Stability Lumbopelvic Pain


  • Author : Andry Vleeming
  • Publisher : Churchill Livingstone
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN 10 : 0443101787

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Movement Stability Lumbopelvic Pain Book Description :

Movement within the pelvis is now being recognized and studied in relation to its role in maintaining stability in the vertebral column and subsequent implications for the prevention and treatment of low back pain. In this new edition, the contributors represent the breadth of professionals involved in manual therapy, from osteopathy, chiropractic and manual physical therapy, to orthopaedic medicine and surgery, anaesthesia and pain control.

Movement  Stability and Low Back Pain Book

Movement Stability and Low Back Pain


  • Author : Andry Vleeming
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 0443055742

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Movement Stability and Low Back Pain Book Description :

The human pelvis, in particular movement at the pelvic joints, has recently become the focus of a number of major research programmes. The outcomes of this research are giving rise to a new set of questions with important clinical implications. These questions include: Is the consideration of the lumbar spine and pelvis as separate entities an obstacle to the effective treatment of back pain? What are the similarities between lumbopelvic pain and peripartum pain? Does the latest anatomical and biomechanical research provide the missing links? How is the stability of the pelvis maintained? What effect does lumbar spine surgery have on pelvic stability? What is the relevance of the latest kinematic findings to the prevention and treatment of low back pain? Movement, Stability and Low Back Pain brings together the latest findings which help to provide the answers to these questions. Back pain is one of the most common clinical problems in modern society. Its safe and effective management concerns many professional groups from gynaecologists and midwives to physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and orthopaedic surgeons.

Back Pain   A Movement Problem E Book Book

Back Pain A Movement Problem E Book


  • Author : Josephine Key
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-03-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702049088

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Back Pain A Movement Problem E Book Book Description :

Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner’s assessment of the individual patient. Examines aspects of motor control and functional movement in the spine, its development, and explores probable reasons why it is altered in people with back pain Maps the more common clinical patternsof presentation in those with spinal pain and provides a simple clinical classification system based upon posturomovement impairments Integrates contemporary science with the insights of extensive clinical practice Integrates manual and exercise therapy and provides guiding principles for more rational therapeutic interventions: which patterns of movement in general need to be encouraged which to lessen and how to do so Abundantly illustrated to present concepts and to illustrate the difference between so-called normal and dysfunctrional presentations Written by a practitioner for practitioners

Maitland s Vertebral Manipulation E Book Book

Maitland s Vertebral Manipulation E Book


  • Author : Elly Hengeveld
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013-08-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702054587

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Maitland s Vertebral Manipulation E Book Book Description :

The legacy of Geoff Maitland and his seminal work, Vertebral Manipulation, continues in this eighth edition, with Elly Hengeveld and Kevin Banks leading an international team of experts who demonstrate how to manage vertebral neuromusculoskeletal disorders using the principles and practice of the Maitland Concept. Together, they ensure the heart of the Concept beats on by promoting collaborative decision-making with the patient at centre and emphasizing the art and science of observation, listening, palpation and movement skills. A key feature of the new edition focuses on a more evidence-based and analytical view of the role of mobilization and manipulation in clinical practice The authors have written in a way that reflects their application of the Maitland Concept and how they have integrated techniques in the light of advancement in professional knowledge. Each chapter stands alone as a ‘master class’. The text is systematically arranged focusing on detailed assessment, clinical reasoning and re-assessment to determine the physical dysfunction and efficacy of manipulative physiotherapy techniques, while also advocating continuous communication and interaction. Techniques of passive mobilization are also described, specifically designed around the individual patient’s condition. All the chapters are written from a clinical perspective and review the evidence which informs how to deal with and manage spinal and pelvic pain as they present to the practitioner. Furthermore, each vertebral region (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacroiliac/pelvic) is considered from the point of view of best practice in analysing and hypothesising subjective data, examination, treatment and management of spinal pain conditions. Brand new to the eighth edition is the addition of a companion website – Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (www.maitlandsresources.com) – providing access to a range of valuable learning materials which include videos, MCQs, interactive case studies,

Kinetic Control E Book Book

Kinetic Control E Book


  • Author : Mark Comerford
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-10-27
  • Genre: Kinesiology
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780729587778

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Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Book
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Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Author : Anthony G. Chila
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1131
  • ISBN 10 : 9780781766715

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Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Book Description :

Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, "Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine" is the most comprehensive, current osteopathic text. This edition features expanded coverage of international practice and includes a new chapter on the structure of the profession.

The Malalignment Syndrome diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain  2 Book
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The Malalignment Syndrome diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain 2


  • Author : Wolf Schamberger
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9780443069291

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The Malalignment Syndrome diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic and back pain 2 Book Description :

Lack of appreciation and knowledge of the malalignment syndrome often leads to a failure to notice the possible aetiological or predisposing factors contributing to many musculoskeletal problems. Recognition of the syndrome by physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, sports trainers and others dealing with patients and athletes (including equine) can help them implement appropriate treatment and training to correct the malalignment and actually prevent the initial occurrence of symptoms. Now in its second edition, The Malalignment Syndrome has established itself as a trusty one-stop reference providing a detailed description of this syndrome and how it can be identified and treated. It concentrates on the trunk, pelvis, spine, sacroiliac joint and legs, incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, stability issues, possible causes, examination and diagnostic techniques as well as a comprehensive treatment approach. Emphasis is also placed on the participation of the patient/athlete in the day-to day treatment process to achieve long-term results. Evidence-based practical advice and guidance Multidisciplinary in approach Highly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and anatomical models Recognizes the importance of prevention as well as treatment Summary and case boxes Over 100 new illustrations Additional examination techniques to facilitate diagnosis Extensively rewritten for easier reading Contributions by David Lane (Chapter 6: Horses, Saddles and Riders), Sarah Stevens and Karina Steinberg (Chapter 8: Treatment: The Manual Therapy Modes) Focuses on diagnosis/treatment of malalignment-related pelvic, leg and back pain

Fascia  The Tensional Network of the Human Body   E Book Book

Fascia The Tensional Network of the Human Body E Book


  • Author : Robert Schleip
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702052286

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Fascia The Tensional Network of the Human Body E Book Book Description :

This book is the product of an important collaboration between clinicians of the manual therapies and scientists in several disciplines that grew out of the three recent International Fascia Research Congresses (Boston, Amsterdam, and Vancouver). The book editors, Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO, were major organizers of these congresses and used their extensive experience to select chapters and contributors for this book. This volume therefore brings together contributors from diverse backgrounds who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice in our current knowledge of the fascia and goes beyond the 2007, 2009 and 2012 congresses to define the state-of-the-art, from both the clinical and scientific perspective. Prepared by over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field. Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques Explores the role of fascia as a bodywide communication system Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ - for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques  Volume 2 E Book Book

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2 E Book


  • Author : Leon Chaitow
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702050947

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Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2 E Book Book Description :

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 - The Lower Body discusses the theory and practice of the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially with regards to the soft tissues of the lower body. Authored by experts of international renown, this highly successful book provides a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, and includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region. The volume now comes with an EVOLVE site for instructors who can download the full text and images for teaching purposes. Provides a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ volume on the treatment of somatic pain and dysfunction Designed and written to meet the needs of those working with neuromuscular dysfunction in a variety of professions All muscles covered from the perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain Describes normal anatomy and physiology as well as the associated dysfunction Gives indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient Combines NMT, MET, PR and much more to give a variety of treatment options for each case Describes the different NMT techniques in relation to the joint anatomy involved Practical step-by-step descriptions provided to make usage easy Includes acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches Contains up-to-date evidence based content Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of NMT methodology from differing areas of practice Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings

The Pelvic Girdle E Book Book

The Pelvic Girdle E Book


  • Author : Diane G. Lee
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702049156

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The Pelvic Girdle E Book Book Description :

Authored by Diane Lee with major contribution from Linda-Joy Lee The Pelvic Girdle continues to provide the busy clinician with the latest evidence and clinical tools/knowledge to immediately impact and enhance daily practice for the management of lumbopelvic-hip pain and disability. This fourth edition has changed fundamentally in presentation and content to provide the clinician with the evidence and clinical tools for effective practice. The new model presented in this edition - The Integrated Systems Model and the Clinical Puzzle - co-developed by Diane Lee & Linda-Joy Lee, facilitates effective clinical reasoning, hypothesis development and prescriptive treatment. It is highly unlikely that there will ever be enough research evidence to me the needs of a clinician who is faced with patients presenting with a wide and variable range of single and multiple impairments every day. Clinical expertise (knowing how to do the right thing at the right time) comes from disciplined, reflective practice and it is hoped that this text will help more clinicians become expert in this field. Presents an evidence-based approach to the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the lumbopelvic region Easy to read and clinican friendly Demonstrates how clinicians can translate knowledge derived from scientific research into clinical practice and also use knowledge gained from clinical practice to evaluate the relevance of the scientific research Highly illustrated descriptions of tests and techniques for practice The author team - Diane Lee, Linda-Joy Lee and Andry Vleeming - all have international reputations as clinicians and researchers Book now available in full colour online! Website! Log on to www.thepelvicgirlde.com and use your unique PIN code from inside the book to unlock the following: Over 240 tests and techniques video clips demonstrating the clinical application of TheIntegrated Systems Model Full colour e-book Further case studies Historical perspectives and the evolu

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction   E Book Book

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction E Book


  • Author : Leon Chaitow
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-03-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702050435

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Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction E Book Book Description :

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide. Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them Includes a bonus website presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780702035326/

Technique Skills in Chiropractic E book Book

Technique Skills in Chiropractic E book


  • Author : David Byfield
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-11-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702046636

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Technique Skills in Chiropractic E book Book Description :

Technique Skills in Chiropractic covers many common diversified adjustive techniques for all regions of the spine and pelvis using a structured skill-based methodology. The basic skills required in order to carry out manipulative procedures safely and effectively are clearly presented, with photographs supporting descriptions of techniques and online video clips showing how to perform them. One of the key aspects of this text is the sequential and structured approach to manual skill learning from basic posture to more complex movement patterns to complete the overall manipulative/adjustive procedure. Technique Skills in Chiropractic now comes with Pageburst®, which gives readers access to the complete book content electronically. Describes common diversified skills in a structured sequential order for the treatment of all regions of the spine and pelvis Prepared by an international contributor team to ensure a broad approach Provides detailed explanations of the cervical techniques emphasizing the benefits and minimising the risks and the proposed steps required to carry them out safely Evidenced-based throughout Contains information on the adaptation of techniques for specific patient groups such as older people, pregnant women and children Contains new chapters on manipulation skills for women and ethics and professionalism plus a new chapter presenting up to date material on the biomechanics of the spinal adjustment. Contains revised chapters on thrusting skills and posture and manual skills for the elderly patient International advisory board established from key schools across the UK, Europe and Canada New revised user-friendly layout for easier navigation The new Pageburst® feature provides fully searchable text on-line together with video clips demonstrating pelvic and spinal assessment procedures, common diversified spinal and pelvic technique skills and extremity examination and manual skills

Equine Locomotion   E Book Book

Equine Locomotion E Book


  • Author : Willem Back
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702052934

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Equine Locomotion E Book Book Description :

The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more

Low Back Pain  An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice   E Book Book

Low Back Pain An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice E Book


  • Author : Eron G. Manusov
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455747580

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Low Back Pain An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice E Book Book Description :

Low back pain is one of the most common problems and leading causes of disability. This issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice focuses on the burden of low back pain from diagnosis to treatment options and prevention with topics that include: surgical intervention, disability and low back pain: evaluation and determination, complementary and alternative medicine treatments, and interventional and non-interventional treatment of low back pain.

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E Book Book

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E Book


  • Author : Leon Chaitow
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-08-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702050954

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Modern Neuromuscular Techniques E Book Book Description :

Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - www.chaitowonline.com - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond. Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction Explains the origin of soft tissue distress Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes Describes both European and North American versions of NMT Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe Contains a new chapter on the value of Thai Yoga massage, associated with NMT methodology Contains source material and commentary on the contribution of Raymond Nimmo DC in the evolution of NMT Website - www.chaitowonline.com - containing updated video clips demonstrating the application of NMT

Surgery of the Hip E Book Book

Surgery of the Hip E Book


  • Author : Daniel J. Berry
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-12-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455727056

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Surgery of the Hip E Book Book Description :

Surgery of the Hip is your definitive, comprehensive reference for hip surgery, offering coverage of state-of-the-art procedures for both adults and children. Modelled after Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, it presents detailed guidance on the latest approaches and techniques, so you can offer your patients - both young and old - the best possible outcomes. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Master the latest methods such as the use of fixation devices for proximal femoral fractures, hip preservation surgery, and problems with metal on metal-bearing implants. Make optimal use of the latest imaging techniques, surgical procedures, equipment, and implants available. Navigate your toughest clinical challenges with vital information on total hip arthroplasty, pediatric hip surgery, trauma, and hip tumor surgery. Browse the complete contents online, view videos of select procedures, and download all the images at www.expertconsult.com!

Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain Book

Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain


  • Author : J. Haslam
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-10-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846287565

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Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain Book Description :

This 2nd revised edition covers management and treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunctions in men and women, pelvic organ prolapse, issues concerning the elderly, neurologically impaired patients and those with pelvic pain. New chapters cover quality of life, treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction in children, the history of pelvic floor muscle exercise and manual therapy. The use of real-time ultrasound to evaluate pelvic floor muscle contractility is discussed, and a new section covers ethical issues in the management of incontinence. This is a useful reference and practical guide for health professionals dealing with incontinence and pelvic floor disorders.

Evidence based Therapeutic Massage E Book Book

Evidence based Therapeutic Massage E Book


  • Author : Elizabeth A. Holey
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-03-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702049019

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Evidence based Therapeutic Massage E Book Book Description :

Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book

Born to Walk Book

Born to Walk


  • Author : James Earls
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583947838

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Born to Walk Book Description :

The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits that define us as humans; yet, scientists still aren't sure why we evolved to walk as we do. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of our evolution by describing in depth the mechanisms that allow us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait--an efficiency which, he argues, is part of our natural design. This book is designed for movement therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and any bodyworker wishing to help clients by incorporating an understanding of gait and its mechanics. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. Drawing on recent research from paleoanthropology, sports science, and anatomy, Earls proposes a complete model of how the whole body cooperates in this three dimensional action. His work is based on Thomas Myers's Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, a holistic view of the human body that emphasizes fascial and myofascial connections. Earls distills the complex action of walking into a simple sequence of "essential events" or actions that are necessary to engage the myofascia and utilize its full potential in the form of elastic energy. He explains the "stretch-shortening cycle"--the mechanism that is the basis for many normal human activities--and discusses how humans take advantage of isometric contractions, viscoelastic response, and elastic recoil to minimize calorie usage. This streamlined efficiency is what enabled our first ancestors to begin to migrate not only seasonally but also permanently to new lands, thereby expanding the natural resources available to us as a species.

Into Space Book

Into Space


  • Author : Thais Russomano
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789232202

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Into Space Book Description :

Our anatomy and physiology have been completely shaped by Earth's gravity. All body systems function in synergy with this unseen force. Yet, as we journey further and longer into space, our bodies must conform to a new reality, wherein gravity is absent or reduced, cosmic radiation threatens and our social and familial connections become distant. Into Space: A Journey of How Humans Adapt and Live in Microgravity gives an overview of some of the physiological, anatomical and cellular changes that occur in space and their effects on different body systems, such as the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal, and touches on cultural and psychosocial aspects of leaving behind family and the safety of Earth. It further addresses the complexity of manned space flights, showing how interdisciplinary this subject is and discussing the challenges that space physiologists, physicians and scientists must face as humans seek to conquer the final frontier.