Anatomy Trains

Author: Thomas W. Myers
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 070204654X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

Presents an understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide. This book presents a 'whole systems' view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the body-wide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail.

Your Body s Brilliant Design

Author: Karen Gabler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781510716421
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

Want to know the key to eliminating chronic pain from your life? It’s not more rigorous exercise, medical interventions, or expensive therapies. It turns out you have had the key all along—your body and its natural brilliant design! For years we have been overlooking a crucial element of the body—fascia—that holds the key to allowing you to live pain-free. Many of us think of the human body as a static, mechanical system of muscles attached to a skeleton. What is missing from this picture is the tissue that unites all the parts: the fascia, a seamless web of dynamic connective tissue that surrounds all muscles, bones, organs, and even cells. When one part of the fluid fascial web moves, the rest of the body responds. When we learn how to connect to this system through subtle movements, we open up a world of understanding of how our bodies are designed to work with us, not against us, to support an easy and pain-free life. This book will teach you how to feel and embody this new anatomy by connecting to your dynamic center of gravity, or the Core Hug, and to a vertical line of muscles and fascia that runs deep through the body: the Vertical Core. When you connect to the Core Hug and the deep Vertical Core using movement, your body is able to suspend itself and sustain that suspension over time. Your body is already brilliantly designed to support you. The architecture is within you. The key is to access that brilliant design and work with it. Through stunning imagery and simple movement techniques, this book teaches you how to use the natural architecture of your body (bones, fascia, and movement) to align, balance, and support you so that you can move with ease and live without pain.

The Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy

Author: Chris Jarmey
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623172534
Release Date: 2018-08-21
Genre: Medical

A user-friendly guide for students of anatomy and anyone interested in the workings of the human body This concise, pocket-sized reference guide is a handy, comprehensive reference for students and practitioners of anatomy, massage, physical therapy, chiropractics, medicine, and physiotherapy--or for anyone who would like a quick and well-organized manual of human anatomy. The first seven chapters explain anatomical orientation, tissues, bone, the axial and appendicular skeletons, joints, and skeletal muscle and fascia. In the book's final chapters, the muscle groups of the body's four major regions are amply illustrated, with composite drawings detailing each region's deep and superficial muscles in both anterior and posterior views. Color tables show each muscle's origin, insertion, innervation, and action. Written in clear, accessible prose, the book offers a wealth of knowledge to the lay reader, the aficionado, or the practitioner.

Changing the Way You Move

Author: Dr. Kevin T. Morgan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781543904352
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

"It's not the fittest that survive, it's those most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin. Aging comes with major changes, to which you will need to adapt. Golden Years? Dr. Morgan, veterinary scientist and older athlete, provides a highly effective approach to elderly mobility, based on a life-time of experience: -Get your life back on track, after major surgery and other health challenges, for active elderly years. -Overcome poor movement habits for aging mobility. -Learn to fix your sprains and strains, with or without professional assistance, as appropriate. -Save money on unnecessary doctor's visits through increased body-awareness. In 2011, the author became the only person in the world to complete a full Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile marathon) with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft. This success was the result of changing the way he moved. He developed strategies to reduce hip flexion and impact stresses during his grueling training. These movement modifications, which are described in the book, became the underpinnings of his Observe, Question, Solve (OQS) Method. They were based on an understanding of anatomy, AAA stent design, and extensive training in optimal body movement, including Martial Arts, Yoga, Pilates, Gyrokinesis, Continuum, and most importantly, Feldenkrais. You don't have to be a movement expert to apply the principals of OQS. Just six simple steps! Dr. Morgan uses stories from his life as a country veterinarian to clarify the underlying philosophy of OQS. Six easy steps that you can use for greater independence as you age: -Step One: Observing subtle movements. -Step Two: Questioning the obvious. -Step Three: Solving your issues like a detective. -Step Four: Sitting more effectively. -Step Five: Standing as your body movement laboratory. -Step Six: How to walk/run more easily, while remaining injury free. Don't join the old people, work to enjoy elderly mobility! Stay young at heart!

Client Centered Exercise Prescription 3E

Author: Griffin, John
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450453325
Release Date: 2014-12-13
Genre: Health & Fitness

Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Third Edition, expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counseling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention, and follow-up monitoring for a variety of clients. Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component that serve as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process: activity counseling, musculoskeletal exercise design, exercise demonstration, cardiovascular exercise prescription, resistance training prescription, muscle balance and flexibility prescription, and weight management prescription. The text explains the vital role that functionally integrated exercise plays in improving performance and maintaining musculoskeletal health and teaches how to recognize muscle imbalance and prevent complications.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete

Author: Bruce Reider
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455737437
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Medical

Prevent athletic injuries and promote optimal recovery with the evidence-based guidelines and protocols inside Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete! Practical, expert guidance; a templated, user-friendly format make this rehab reference ideal for any practitioner working with athletes! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Apply targeted, evidence-based strategies for all internationally popular athletic activities, including those enjoyed by older adults. Ensure optimal care from injury prevention through follow up 2 years post injury. Make safe recommendations for non-chemical performance enhancement.

Back Pain A Movement Problem E Book

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

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

A Massage Therapist s Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth A. Werner
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781754895
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists. This best-selling guide presents detailed information on over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks. The new art program features enhanced line drawings and full-color photographs of skin conditions ranging from mild to severe. A new appendix on medications explains how bodywork may influence the actions of various drugs. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes a self-testing tool, animations demonstrating pathophysiology concepts, and audio pronunciations for medical terminology.

Clinical Gait Analysis

Author: Christopher Kirtley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443100093
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Provides a detailed clinical introduction to the application of biomechanics to the understanding and treatment of walking disorders. Practical issues in the performance of a three-dimensional clinical gait analysis are covered, together with several clinical cases illustrating the interpretation of findings. These cases also demonstrate the use of a variety of treatment methodologies, including physical therapy, walking aids, prosthetics and orthotics, botulinum toxin and surgery.