NeuroKinetic Therapy

Author: David Weinstock
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945926
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. This compensation pattern can create pain or tightness. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns—reprogramming the body at the neural level.This easy-to-follow practitioner’s manual presents a series of muscle tests specially designed to uncover and resolve compensation patterns in the body. Author David Weinstock begins by explaining how this approach stimulates the body and mind to resolve pain. Organized anatomically, each section of the book includes clear photographs demonstrating correct positioning of the muscle accompanied by concise explanations and instructions. Labeled anatomical illustrations appear at the end of each section showing the relationships between the muscles and muscle groups. This essential resource is especially useful for physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedists, and massage therapists looking for new ways to treat underlying causes of pain.

NeuroKinetic Therapy

Author: David Weinstock
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556438776
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

An easy-to-follow practitioner's manual presents a series of muscle tests specially designed to uncover and remove places where overworked muscles are compensating for ones that have shut down due to injury, in a book with photos and labeled illustrations that is organized anatomically. Original.

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Author: Phillip Page
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450408281
Release Date:
Genre:

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach blends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality.

Stretch to Win 2nd Edition

Author: Frederick, Ann
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492515876
Release Date: 2017-05-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

This proven program used by today’s top athletes, coaches, trainers, and therapists will improve flexibility, reduce injury, and optimize performance. The new edition includes the latest research, new flexibility assessments, new stretching matrix, and dozens of the most effective stretches to personalize a program for any athlete, sport, or event.

Fascial Release for Structural Balance Revised Edition

Author: Thomas Myers
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623171001
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Fascial release for structural balance is a fully illustrated introductory guide to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy"--Provided by publisher.

Applied Kinesiology Revised Edition

Author: Robert Frost, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946299
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

The revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body's "Triad of Health"--structure, chemistry, and psyche. To perform a muscle test, the practitioner applies light pressure that the client then resists. If the client cannot resist the pressure, the muscle "tests weak," indicating a structural problem or imbalance that needs to be resolved. Further applications include working with a muscle that tests strong "in the clear" as a diagnostic tool to determine the effect of stimuli including touch, nutrients, medicines, allergens, emotions, poor posture, and stressful memories. Opening with a detailed description of the history and applications of Applied Kinesiology, the book covers the theory, procedure, and intepretation of the muscle test including diagnosis and correction techniques for areas of weakness. Thirty-three muscle tests for different areas of the body are accompanied by instructive photographs with superimposed anatomical drawings that demonstrate the method and various treatment points. A useful appendix includes a glossary of anatomical terms and special vocabulary; a step-by-step plan for conducting a session; and a list of contacts and sources for Applied Kinesiology materials. Offering a new preface and additional techniques in the areas of manual medicine, orthomolecular medicine, and psychology, this revised edition shares the author's discoveries as well as anecdotal observations to stimulate further research. Table of Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: From Biomechanics to Applied Kinesiology; Chapter 2: Scientific Principles of Applied Kinesiology; Chapter 3: The Muscle Test; Chapter 4: Pretests; Chapter 5: Diagnosis and Correction Techniques; Chapter 6: Muscle Tests; Chapter 7: Applied Kinesiology and Manual Medicine; Chapter 8: Applied Kinesiology and Orthomolecular Medicine; Chapter 9: Applied Kinesiology and the Psyche; Chapter 10: Personal Discoveries and Garnered Methods for Further Consideration; Appendices; Index

Movement

Author: Gray Cook
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
ISBN: 1905367333
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Human beings

Movement is a vivid discovery, a fundamental and explicit teaching in which the return to basics takes on a whole new meaning. In it, author Gray Cook crosses the lines between rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness, providing a clear model and a common language under which fitness and rehabilitation professionals can work together.

Mathematics and Chess

Author: Miodrag Petkovi?
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486294323
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Mathematics

99 puzzles built around the chessboard. Arithmetical and probability problems, chessboard recreations, geometrical puzzles, mathematical amusements and games, more. Solutions.

Introduction to Massage Therapy

Author: Mary Beth Braun
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469833248
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Medical

Practical, concise, and well-illustrated, Introduction to Massage Therapy, 3rd Edition provides everything you need to build strong, foundation skills that will carry you throughout your studies, help you prepare for the national exam, and launch you into a successful career as a massage therapist. This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts. As the most concise introductory book on the market, Introduction to Massage Therapy makes it easy for you to find the information you need when you need it, while coverage of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology integrated with techniques helps you understand the science behind the practice. The Third Edition is enhanced by new evidence-based references and new online videos that demonstrate common procedures, techniques, and flow sequences. You’ll also find practical information that will help you create and maintain a successful massage therapy practice, including communication and documentation tips, safety and self-care practices, and essential business concepts.

Kinesiology

Author: Ann Holdway
Publisher: Element Books Limited
ISBN: 1862040672
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Medical

Learn how this holistic health care system combines modern Western techniques with ancient Chinese medicine to detect imbalances.

The Soft Tissue Release Handbook

Author: Mary Sanderson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946701
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

For practitioners of massage therapy, sports massage, remedial massage, and physical therapy, soft tissue release is a powerful tool in treating chronic pain conditions such as shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, and iliotibial band friction syndrome. Soft tissue release also aids post-surgical recovery and is used in the treatment of highly trained athletes, dancers, and musicians who wish to tackle those small but key tissue areas needed to maintain and improve their performance. The soft tissues consist of muscle fibers, myofascia, tendons, and ligaments. The all-encompassing nature of this connective tissue is becoming increasingly fascinating to bodywork practitioners of all kinds, including massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, orthopedic nurses and doctors, and sports therapists. Treatment of the soft tissues continues to gain momentum, and there are many exciting research developments that demonstrate how manipulation of these tissues can have profound effects on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. Skilled release of the soft tissues reduces the need for adjustments or joint mobilizations, because appropriate release improves joint movement. Freeing the joints and enhancing the health of the soft tissues also facilitates a superior and lasting response to rehabilitation programs. The Soft Tissue Release Handbook is aimed at practicing therapists who wish to address the soft tissues precisely and effectively, whether as an adjunct to existing bodywork techniques or as a treatment modality in itself. The skills presented in this book can be immediately applied in the clinic with existing and new clients. Graphic illustrations of the key muscles involved in movement, as well as over 200 full-color photographs of the technique in action, make this an easy-to-use and practical guide.

Exercise Physiology

Author: William D. McArdle
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781797818
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly updated with all the most recent findings, this Seventh Edition guides you to the latest understanding of nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training and their relationship to human performance. This new edition continues to provide excellent coverage of exercise physiology, uniting the topics of energy expenditure and capacity, molecular biology, physical conditioning, sports nutrition, body composition, weight control, and more. The updated full-color art program adds visual appeal and improves understanding of key topics. A companion website includes over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts; the full text online; a quiz bank; references; appendices; information about microscope technologies; a timeline of notable events in genetics; a list of Nobel Prizes in research related to cell and molecular biology; the scientific contributions of thirteen outstanding female scientists; an image bank; a Brownstone test generator; PowerPoint(R) lecture outlines; and image-only PowerPoint(R) slides.

The neural basis of motor control

Author: Vernon B. Brooks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015010655739
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Medical

This authoritative study synthesizes physiology, neuroanatomy, kinesiology, and psychology in a thorough introduction to motor control. Readers will learn how the nervous system processes information, how the brain learns from previous experience and self-adjusts, and how behavioral intent is fitted into the circumstances of the moment. Throughout the book, the author considers questions of adaption, motor learning, and guidance by the limbic system. Superbly illustrated and highlighted by many clinical examples, this volume is a clear, up-to-date account of motor control for students and professionals in the neurosciences, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine, and kinesiology.

Muscle Energy Techniques

Author: Leon Chaitow
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443101144
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

"DVD-ROM which includes the full text plus video clips of the author demonstrating many of the techniques.

The Muscle Test Handbook

Author: Hans Garten
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702048906
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Applied kinesiology

Especially prepared for the international audience, the English language edition of this highly successful handbook describes "Professional Applied Kinesiology" muscle testing procedures. A departure from the classic understanding of muscle testing for weakness and rehabilitation, these procedures can be used for detecting more subtle, functional abnormalities. Included within the chapters are stretch tests and post-isometric relaxation procedures for the hypertonic, shortened muscle. Muscle anatomy and physiology are briefly recapped in order to enhance reader comprehension. The "Muscle Testing Handbook" describes testing procedures for almost 100 individual muscles in a unique, quick reference, template approach. In close collaboration with Dr. Garten, the German edition has been adapted for the English-language audience by Dr. Shafer, an American chiropractic colleague. This book is ideal for use by manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports scientists and neurology department staff worldwide. Clearly describes modern muscle test procedures The individual aspects of each muscle are easily compared by the use of well-illustrated templated descriptions A double-page spread design allows the reader a rapid, at-a-glance access to essential information Muscle anatomy and function are succinctly recapped in order to facilitate a complete understanding of the relevance and applicability of the individual test Classic "Applied Kinesiology" muscle tests for detecting functional abnormalities are well described along with stretch testing and post-isometric relaxation procedures for hypertonic, shortened muscles The importance of postural analysis for the assessment of specific muscle dysfunction is discussed and plainly described Illustrates painful spondylogenic reflex points (areas) for each muscle The role of distal acupuncture points and tendinomuscular meridians in maintaining normal muscle and muscle chain function are noted in accompanying diagrams The most commonly found trigger points, their referred pain patterns and relationship to nearby acupuncture points are clearly illustrated for each muscle Perfect for use in orthopaedics, neurology, general medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy