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This book is a must for any physical therapist involved in the treatment of patients, athletes, or indeed anyone who may present with any type of sports related injury, albeit peripheral limbs, trunk and/or cervical spine pain. A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping has also been written for athletes and coaches who want to have a better understanding of how and when to apply these taping principles. Gibbons takes you on an educational journey as he guides you, step by step, through the entire process of taping by first marking an area of dysfunction, then preparing and cutting tape, followed by application with variants for specific problems.
Alignment Matters Revised Ed. contains the first five years of her posts. It is organized to function as a primer to alignment and better movement, and also to Bowman’s more complex books. Starting with the feet and working all the way up to the head, her clear, engaging essays take you on an enjoyable and unconventional ride through the human body, and include stretches, habit modifications, spiritual insights, and enough belly laughs to soften even the tightest psoas.
Couch potatoes, professional athletes, and everyone in between all have something to learn about movement. With Alignment Matters, readers will gain a better understanding of the incredible, complex, and always fascinating human body.
An Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology 5th edition is a popular and trusted reference providing an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. An essential resource for all those studying aesthetics, cosmetology, and holistic therapies, as well as sports therapy, nursing and para-medicine.
This revised edition of An Introductory Guide to Massage is an accessible reference for students studying towards qualifications in Body and Holistic massage and provides the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for successful massage treatments.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga now revised and in full four color reproduction, this book remains the most authoritative source correlation the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Yoga practitioners, teachers, personal trainers, medical therapists of all kinds, or anyone who is at times curious or troubles about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia of readable and reliable information.
Athletic Abs works like magic to strengthen your core. The Body Coach® ,Paul Collins, Australia’s Personal Trainer™, takes the guesswork out of training. He expertly guides you through elite level of abdominal training progressions. Included in this book are the top 10 exercises of all time using body weight, medicine balls, fitness balls and strength training drills alike. He does this by using all planes of motion. Collins offers pre- exercise set-up to prepare you for the workout. Each drill provides a different effect on the abs. Also included in Athletic Abs are sports-specific abdominal training programs, balance sports, ball sports, golf, martial arts, racquet and bat sports, running sports, and swimming. There is bound to be a sport included that you love, and will enjoy working on more. However, all the instructions and exercises in this book will build your abs. Illustrations, diagrams, and photos will show you proper posture and position for the various exercises.