Postural Assessment

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Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781450400961

Category: Medical

Page: 161

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This title is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assessing posture, with tips that will enable you to perform your observations in a confident and competent manner. The book focuses on what posture reveals about the relationships among various body parts.

Postural Correction

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Author: Johnson, Jane

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492507121

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Postural Correction presents 30 of the most commonly occurring postural conditions in a comprehensive, full-color format and provides hands-on therapists and body workers with the knowledge and resources to help clients address their malalignments.

Soft Tissue Release

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Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607712X

Category: Medical

Page: 163

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Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Releasethoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body—the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs—and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position—prone, supine, sitting, or side lying—and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Releasewill help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.

The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

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Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3132048313

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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For any therapist who has been challenged by a client complaining of pain or stiffness in the neck or back, The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists is packed with ideas and suggestions for the assessment, treatment, and aftercare of the spine. The author shares tips gathered from many years of experience as a physical therapist and massage therapist, providing step-by-step guidance on everything from testing range of motion and documenting findings, to locating specific muscles and vertebrae, to identifying the source of pain and managing posture and muscle tone issues. With a clear and conversational writing style and easy-to-follow organization of chapters, this book allows readers to gain valuable insights and immediately apply techniques into practice. Highlights: Organizes material by sections on cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine with each section following a consistent format to aid in quick reference of needed information Presents commonly asked questions, answered by the author, throughout the text Offers helpful hints for encouraging client self-care Includes useful tables, forms, checklists, and questionnaires to optimize treatment outcomes Clarifies methods and concepts with more than 900 simple line drawings The wealth of practical advice and information contained within makes The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists a must-have volume for massage therapists, physical therapists, and osteopaths with clients seeking relief from neck and back pain. Practitioners and students alike will enhance their knowledge and expand their repertoire of assessment and treatment techniques.

Postural Disorders and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

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Author: Gill Solberg,Vardita Gur,Eli Adar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443103828

Category: Medical

Page: 303

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This title is an evidence based book that connects the theoretical and practical aspects of human movement and posture and provides basic information for therapists working with people with postural disorders. Practical material is approached area by area so that therapists can easily access the information they require. The anatomy and kinesiology of the locomotor/musculoskeletal system is covered and common pathologies and postural disorders reviewed. Accessible writing style supported by large number of illustrations (line and photograph) Connects theoretical and practical aspects of human movement and posture Comprehensive Links anatomy, kinaesiology and posture Evidence-based

Massage Notes

Assessment & Treatment Pocket Guide

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Author: Ginger Castle

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803640595

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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Identifying the information essential to creating an effective client-specific treatment plan has never been easier. This handy resource focuses on assessment as an indispensable tool for massage therapists. With a clear-and-concise writing style, it presents the signs and symptoms associated with the conditions you are most likely to encounter in practice in one easy-to-use reference. Step by step, the author guides you from assessment to treatment, while emphasizing that the role of the massage therapist is not to diagnose a client. Illustrations of the major muscles, trigger points, and pain referral patterns, and charts of common signs and symptoms along with suggested assessments clarify complex concepts.

Myofascial Release

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Author: Duncan, Ruth

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450444571

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Myofascial Release provides comprehensive training for hands-on therapists of all disciplines and at all levels to expand their practice. From technique descriptions and their applications to client interactions and the preservation of practitioner strength and functionality, this guide teaches therapists every crucial aspect of employing myofascial release to its fullest benefit.

Aston Postural Assessment Workbook

Skills for Observing and Evaluating Body Patterns

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Author: Judith Aston

Publisher: Psychological Corp

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

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The purpose of this step-by-step manual is to provide physical therapists with an approach to evaluate adult clients for alignment, dimension, and compensation. With this manual, therapists will be treating the disorder rather than the symptoms. There are several books on the market that address musculoskeletal dysfunction; however, the Aston Postural Assessment Workbook is different It offers a variety of treatment methodologies in one book and can be referred to as the "one-stop-shopping" workbook.

Sports Massage

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Author: Susan Findlay

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736082600

Category: Medical

Page: 167

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"Sports Massage" provides an in-depth discussion of applications of foundational massage techniques within a sports massage approach.

Stand Taller Live Longer

An Anti-Aging Strategy

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Author: Steven P. Weiniger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979713606

Category: Backache

Page: 240

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Dr. Steven Weiniger, nationally recognized expert on posture and anti-aging, combines cutting-edge research and interactive demonstrations to progressively build a daily posture exercise routine that is right for your body. This 7-week program will strengthen your posture to keep you moving well and pain-free. Stand Taller~Live Longer is a 10 minute a day anti-aging strategy which can truly make a difference not only in how your body moves today, but also how you1ll move 20, 30 and even 40 years from now.

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

The Janda Approach

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Author: Phillip Page,Clare C. Frank,Robert Lardner

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736074001

Category: Medical

Page: 297

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Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachblends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist , the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is functional—emphasizing the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports and general activities.Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachis the only text to offer practical, evidence-based application of Janda’s theories. Filled with illustrations, photos, and step-by-step instructions, Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalanceuses a systematic approach in presenting information that can be used in tandem with other clinical techniques. This resource for practitioners features the following tools: --A rationale for rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal sytem based on the relationship between the central nervous system and the motor system --A systematic method for the functional examination of the muscular system --Treatment processes focusing on the triad of normalization of peripheral structures, restoration of muscle balance, and facilitation of afferent systems and sensorimotor training --The role of muscle imbalance and functional pathology of sensorimotor systems for specific pain complaints, including cervical pain syndrome, upper- and lower-extremity pain syndromes, and low back pain syndromes Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalanceprovides an evidence-based explanation of muscle imbalance. The step-by-step Janda system of evaluation is explained—including analysis of posture, balance, and gait; evaluation of movement patterns; testing of muscle length; and assessment of the soft tissue. The text explores treatment options for muscle imbalance through facilitation and inhibition techniques and sensorimotor training to restore neuromsucular function. It also includes four case studies examining musculoskeletal conditions and showing how the Janda approach compares with other treatments. This text combines theory, evidence, and applications to assist clinicians in implementing the Janda approach into their practice. Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approachfocuses on the neurological aspects of muscle imbalance that are common causes of pain and dysfunction in sports and occupational activities. By distilling the scientific works of Vladimir Janda into a practical, systematic approach, this unique resource will assist health care providers in treating patients with musculoskeletal complaints as well as exercise professionals in developing appropriate exercise prescription and training programs.

Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy

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Author: Speicher, Timothy E.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450496245

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy With Web Resource is an invaluable resource for those who desire to learn, practice, and perfect the art of positional release therapy (PRT) to gently treat patients of all ages who have acute and chronic somatic dysfunction.

Muscle Energy Techniques

A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists

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Author: John Gibbons

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583945575

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 191

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"This concise guide explains the theory behind muscle energy techniques (METs), demonstrates functional assessment testing for chronically tight and dysfunctional muscles, and shows how to apply specific METs to restore normality"--Provided by publisher.

Positional Release Therapy

Assessment & Treatment of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

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Author: Kerry J. D'Ambrogio,George B. Roth

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 259

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The most up-to-date professional reference text on positional release therapy, this high-quality clinical text is applicable to the entire musculoskeletal system and easily integrated into physical therapy, chiropractic and osteopathic curriculums. With more than 600 illustrations and photos, this reader-friendly book clearly demonstrates tender point locations, treatment positions and other key topics. Written by clinicians who studied under the technique's inventor, this is a must-have for students and health care professionals who practice manual medicine.

Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition

A Visual Guide to Techniques

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Author: Art Riggs

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394642X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Featuring more than 250 photographs and 50 anatomical drawings, this revised edition of Deep Tissue Massage is the standard guide to the essentials of touch, biomechanics, and positioning options for a multitude of strategies to treat all major conditions encountered in a bodywork practice. The book is divided into three sections. “Fundamentals” covers basic skills of palpation, explaining the deeper layers of the body and presenting detailed instruction on working with these layers to release tension. This section gives clear information on the proper use of knuckles, fist, forearms, and elbows in preventing injury to the therapist. “Strategies” offers more precise protocols and treatment plans for the entire body with emphasis on client positioning options to stretch muscles rather than just kneading tissues. “Caveats” details areas in which the practitioner needs to exercise caution. Deep Tissue Massage presents a wealth of information in a way the therapist can immediately utilize. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a preface to the new edition, a foreword, an index, a Suggested Reading list, and extended sections on integrating deep-tissue massage into bodywork practice and the psychology of treating injuries. From the Trade Paperback edition.