This significantly revised new edition features an easy-to-use format that provides basic theory and assessment of neuromuscular conditions followed by an extensive overview of techniques specific to deep tissue massage Ñ including trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching. Step-by-step treatment routines for the 22 most commonly encountered neuromuscular conditions are clearly outlined using detailed descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Downloadable assessment forms and 90-minutes of video on proper deep tissue massage techniques are included on the companion Evolve website. Excellent organization and standard layout for each condition makes information easy to find and follow. Step-by-step routines for treatment of conditions are outlined using clear descriptions and illustrations side-by-side. Coverage of the most common techniques includes trigger point therapy, friction techniques, myofascial techniques, and stretching to give you an excellent base from which to start incorporating deep tissue massage into massage practice. Full color art program features a visually striking design with vibrant photos and illustrations that appeal to visual learners. Pedagogical features include learning objectives, key terms, and an end-of-book glossary to help you focus on key content. Appendices provide key resources on trigger points and pain referral patterns, indications/contraindications for deep tissues massage, and blank assessment forms for use in practice. Student resources on Evolve companion website provide downloadable assessment forms and videos of deep tissue techniques. NEW! 4-color art program features all new photos of the best techniques, body mechanics, and draping to better illustrate content. NEW! 90 minutes of video on the Evolve companion website vividly demonstrate the proper techniques needed to master deep tissue massage. NEW! Expanded coverage of theory and assessment gives you the background you need on documentation, techniques, and assessments before you begin learning how to perform deep tissue massage. NEW! Anatomic illustrations provide a refresher on pertinent anatomy right before the book heads into treatment coverage to reinforce the essential relationship between anatomy and proper massage. NEW! Expert reviewers , including Joe Muscolino, Sandy Fritz, and more, ensure material is accurate and appropriate for courses on deep tissue. NEW! Author Jeffrey Simancek , former Curriculum Manager for Corinthian and current massage educator, brings extensive career school teaching and curriculum experience to the book.
This exciting new publication is the first authoritative resource on the market with an exclusive focus on Trigger Point dry needling (TrP). It provides a detailed and up-to-date scientific perspective against which TrP dry needling can be best understood. The first section of the book covers important topics such as the current understanding and neurophysiology of the TrP phenomena, safety and hygiene, the effect of needling on fascia and connective tissue, and an account on professional issues surrounding TrP dry needling. The second section includes a detailed and well-illustrated review of deep dry needling techniques of the most common muscles throughout the body. The third section of the book describes several other needling approaches, such as superficial dry needling, dry needling from a Western Acupuncture perspective, intramuscular stimulation, and Fu´s subcutaneous needling. Trigger Point Dry Needling brings together authors who are internationally recognized specialists in the field of myofascial pain and dry needling.
Pregnant, Fit, and Fabulous empowers pregnant moms to self-manage their fitness and feel fabulous during pregnancy. It contains over 40 comprehensive programs for before, during, and after pregnancy suitable for all levels of exercise experience and includes sections to identify when it is safe to exercise and to help overcome common problems during pregnancy, including lower back pain. Fresh, therapeutic, and energizing, Pregnant, Fit, and Fabulous is written both for those new to exercise and for experienced athletes who want safe and effective programs. Mary Bacon has taken all the guesswork out of safely combining fitness and pregnancy. Inside you´ll find expert pre- and post-baby advice, detailed fitness and training techniques, and step-by-step exercises tailored to your level of fitness and individual needs, as well as information on all the following and more: How celebrities get back into shape so quickly Safe stretching Resistance training Self-myofascial release during pregnancy Dangerous exercises to avoid An extraordinary fitness and nutrition expert with over 20 years´ experience, Mary Bacon is sought for advice by Olympic medalists and the athletic elite as well as by everyday people. And in Pregnant, Fit, and Fabulous, she reveals her wealth of proven health and fitness secrets to you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Bacon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010205/bk_blak_010205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Authored by a well-known expert on prenatal massage, this comprehensive text helps you understand the intricate physiology of pregnancy so you can confidently apply appropriate massage techniques for each trimester, and throughout labor and postpartum. Youll find clear, colorfully illustrated explanations of a wide range of techniques and procedures, including Swedish massage, acupuncture points, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Contraindications and precautions are also provided where necessary to help you provide safe and effective care for every client. Comprehensive coverage guides you through all aspects of prenatal massage in a single book, addressing fundamentals, techniques, preparation, and prevention of potential problems. Many useful techniques are described in detail for prenatal through postpartum massage with step-by-step instructions so you can begin using these techniques with your clients immediately. Numerous boxes throughout the text highlight key information and provide clinical tips. Touch Points and In My Experience boxes share the authors personal observations about the chapter material with real-life examples from her years in practice. Over 350 detailed, full-color illustrations and photographs illuminate procedures, concepts, and techniques. Clear writing and organization addresses content in four main units: pregnancy massage, labor massage, postpartum massage, and marketing strategies. A companion DVD packaged with the book contains 45 minutes of video demonstrating different massage techniques presented in the book. DVD icons within the text encourage you to watch relevant video footage at appropriate points. Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter clearly identify the concepts you should focus on in the chapter. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to assess your understanding and review important information presented in the book. A glossary of all key terms and definitions makes it easy to quickly look up a new term or to refresh your memory.
Master the techniques and problem-solving skills needed to manage spinal and TMJ disorders! Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, 2nd Edition provides guidelines to manipulation, manual physical therapy examination, and treatment procedures of the spine and temporomandibular joint. Informed by evidence-based research, this text offers detailed instructions for reaching an accurate diagnosis and developing a plan of care. And to support the descriptions and photos in the book, over 200 videos on a companion website demonstrate spinal examination and manipulation procedures. Written by well-known spinal manipulation expert Kenneth Olson, this resource provides the complete information you need to make sound decisions during clinical interventions. Descriptions of manual therapy techniques include evidence-based coverage of the examination and treatment of spine and TMJ disorders, along with discussions of alternative treatment methods and potential adverse effects and contraindications to manipulation. Guidelines for completing a comprehensive spinal examination include medical screening, the patient interview, disability assessment, and tests and measures, along with an evaluation of the examination findings and the principles involved in arriving at a diagnosis and plan of care. Impairment-based manual physical therapy approach includes a review of the evidence to support its use to evaluate and treat spinal and TMJ conditions. Case studies demonstrate the clinical reasoning used in manual physical therapy. Guide to Physical Therapist Practice terminology is incorporated throughout the book, using accepted terms familiar in physical therapy settings. Expert author Ken Olson is a highly respected authority on the subject of spinal manipulation in physical therapy. Video icons in the book indicate the procedures demonstrated with online videos. A clear, consistent format for explaining techniques makes this reference easy to use in the clinical setting. Spiral binding allows the text to lay open for ease of use while on the job. NEW! Coverage of emerging topics includes soft tissue assessment, mobilization, dry needling, myofascial pain and trigger points, thoracic outlet syndrome, cervicogenic dizziness, and differentiation of headache types, plus expanded coverage of examination procedures and psychologically informed management strategies for chronic low back pain. 120 NEW video clips are added to the companion website - over 200 videos in total provide unique 3-dimensional views of exam and manipulation techniques, showing each procedure step by step from frontal, lateral, and cranial perspectives. NEW! Full-color design and photographs show essential concepts and procedures from multiple angles, illustrating hand and body placement and direction of force. UPDATED evidence-based research provides the latest thinking on manual therapy of the spine.
Provide effective treatment of hip and pelvic disorders! Orthopedic Management of the Hip and Pelvis offers evidence-based information on the care of non-surgical and surgical patients with common pathologies and injuries. Comprehensive guidelines cover a wide range of topics, from anatomy and assessment to strains, tears, and disorders that affect groups such as females, children, dancers, and patients with arthritis. Full-color illustrations and real-life case studies demonstrate how concepts can be applied in clinical practice. Written by physical therapy and orthopedics experts Scott Cheatham and Morey Kolber, this is the first book in the market to focus solely on disorders of the hip and pelvis region. Nearly 300 full-color photos and drawings provide a detailed, realistic view of the anatomy and pathologies of the hip and pelvic region. Case studies apply information to real-life patient scenarios. Anatomy of Lumbopelvic Hip Complex chapter reviews the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip joint with emphasis on the anatomy and biomechanics of each region, providing the background needed to effectively examine and treat common hip and pelvic disorders. Examination of the Hip and Pelvis chapter presents a systematic examination approach that focuses on the primary pathologies related to the pelvis and hip. Hip Pathologies chapter discusses common extra-articular hip pathologies, including snapping hip syndrome, meralgia paresthetica, adductor related groin pain, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, and proximal hamstring injuries - facilitating more accurate diagnosis with information on patient profiles, the clinical exam, differential diagnosis, rehabilitation, and possible surgical interventions. Acetabular Labral Tears and Femoral Acetabular Impingement chapter describes pathomechanical factors, common patient characteristics, and clinical findings relating to non-arthritic hip pain, discussing both conservative and surgical treatment along with considerations for postoperative rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal Sources of Abdominal and Groin Pain chapter focuses on three of the most common dysfunctions leading to lower abdominal or groin pain - abdominal strains, inguinal hernias, and sports hernias/athletic pubalgia - with guidelines to anatomy, presentation, imaging, and treatment. Hip Osteoarthrosis chapter helps you manage degenerative hip disorders with an overview of epidemiological risk factors, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and intervention options. The Pediatric and Adolescent Hip chapter focuses on four early disorders of the hip - developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), congenital femoral deficiency (CFD), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) - exploring the epidemiology, client profile, assessment, common mechanisms, post-surgical considerations, and rehabilitation considerations. The Dancers Hip chapter addresses the differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of hip injury in dancers. The Female Hip and Pelvis chapter helps you diagnose and implement treatment plans for gynecologic pelvic organ prolapse as well as pelvic myofascial dysfunction, and also helps you understand the hormonal, physiological, and anatomical changes that females experience with pregnancy, labor and delivery, and menopause. The Influence of Lumbosacral Pathology on Hip Pain chapter presents a reductionist approach to the differential diagnosis of hip pain for patients with a pathology of uncertain etiology, offering a primer for signs and symptoms, evidence-based symptom referral patterns and clinical predictors, and case studies. Traumatic Injuries chapter