The course will equip students with the knowledge for the safe application of stretching exercises. And develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the anatomy involved with 135 stretching exercises.
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench. Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey. It also includes general stretches for everyday use, plus stretches for those with clients with chronically tight joints. These ready-made stretching routines make it easy to incorporate facilitated stretching into a workout regimen and take the guesswork out of organizing a stretching routine to match the needs of a specific client.Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 203 pages.
Improve flexibility, balance, and strength in three steps! Only the Full-Body Flexibility system blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences for your every need. In this updated edition, you'll find 175 stretches and 23 routines that will help you take these step to enhance flexibility by challenging your muscles with multiple techniques and balance muscles in opposing muscle groups on both sides of your body. Use the book's step-by-step instruction and detailed full-color photo sequences to enhance your body's natural movement, reduce muscular tension, strengthen joints, improve posture, and take your athletic performance to new heights. 252 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This third edition of Low Back Disorders contains all of the essential tools for those with low back maladies. Strong foundational information on anatomy and injury mechanisms guide readers through the essential functions of the structures of the low back and related tissues, and common misconceptions about pain and discomfort are addressed and corrected. The text provides detailed insights into injury assessment by an extensively expanded set of tests with accompanying instructions. These provide guidance and recommendations for individualized rehabilitation strategies and exercises. In addition to offering strategies for relieving and potentially eliminating pain, the text provides insight into the conditions and environments that may initially cause back pain and makes recommendations on reducing these influences so that clients can be pain free. Course includes hard-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Hard-cover, 310 pages. Third edition, 2016.
This scientifically grounded whole-body approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports, encompasses, and protects every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed for working most effectively with soft tissue to treat muscle injury, immobility, and pain. Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction, and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate each technique. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between training sessions. 269 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
This well-written textbook features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for 40 of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance, and prevent common injuries. In addition, you'll find sample stretching programs that you can personalize to meet your client's needs. Elite athletes have long relied on personalized stretching programs to improve flexibility and prevent injury, but what you might not know is that many of those targeted stretches have a much broader application, one that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. Best of all, this course will show you how to quickly assess the sources of chronic pain and then identify specific stretches to reduce discomfort. 189 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.
Newly revised for 2020! See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, this best-selling course shows you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement: it is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis. Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading. Softcover, 232 pages. 2b1af7f3a8