The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation

Bloomsbury Publishing
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Back pain will affect 80 per cent of your clients at some point in their lives, and it has been estimated at costing UK businesses over £5 billion annually both in days absent and through litigation. The back is a complex structure and all other parts of the body rely on its smooth functioning. Christopher Norris takes the reader through the anatomy and mechanics of the back, the injuries and disorders the various structures of the back can suffer and then recommends the best practice for rehabilitation, covering:
· The range of back conditions
· The role of posture and muscle imbalance in back pain
· The principles of back rehabilitation
· Client assessment and rehabilitation planning
· Gym-based back rehabilitation
· Functional retraining for the back
· Yoga and clinical Pilates for back rehabilitation.
The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation is the essential resource for all experts involved in back care, including massage therapists, exercise therapists, physiotherapists and fitness professionals. This Complete Guide clearly outlines both the theory and practical tools to produce an effective back rehabilitation programme and offers advice on how to protect clients against further damage.
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About the author

Christopher M. Norris is a chartered physiotherapist, sports scientist, highly successful author and established lecturer and consultant. He has over 20 years' experience in treating soft tissue injuries and specialises in sports injuries and exercise therapy. At Norris Associates he runs two private clinics in Manchester and provides consultancy services to blue-chip industries and several leading sports clubs. He is author of The Complete Guide to Stretching, The Complete Guide to Sports Injuries and The Complete Guide to Exercise Therapy.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Jul 16, 2015
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781472916716
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Exercise
Medical / Allied Health Services / Physical Therapy
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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.
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