First written in 1998 as teh first book on soft tissue release. It has since gone on to sell many 1000s of copies, and has been isntrumental in making soft tissue release a vital tool int he therapist's range of techniques that can be offered to clients. The book has been updated and is published in colour for the first time, including new photography and drawings to illustrate the theory and techniques involved.
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.
The work of a sports therapist is highly technical and requires a confident, responsible and professional approach. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for those studying or working in this field and is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the following areas: Sports Injury Aetiology Soft Tissue Injury Healing Clinical Assessment in Sports Therapy Clinical Interventions in Sports Therapy Spinal and Peripheral Anatomy, Injury Assessment and Management Pitch-side Trauma Care Professionalism and Ethics in Sports Therapy The Handbook presents principles which form the foundation of the profession and incorporates a set of spinal and peripheral regional chapters which detail functional anatomy, the injuries common to those regions, and evidence-based assessment and management approaches. Its design incorporates numerous photographs, figures, tables, practitioner tips and detailed sample Patient Record Forms. This book is comprehensively referenced and multi-authored, and is essential to anyone involved in sports therapy, from their first year as an undergraduate, to those currently in professional practice.
Now in its third edition, this practical clinical guide for both students and practitioners is further strengthened by the addition of online video clips which demonstrate how to apply a range of massage techniques. The text’s research-base and references are fully updated, aiming to provide the reader with the most pertinent evidence to support the use of massage for particular injuries and conditions. New, improved and expanded chapter on Massage in Sport, including section on athletes with disabilities. Written by a sports specialist physiotherapist with experience of working with national teams at world and Olympic level Expanded chapters on Relaxation Massage (formerly Sedative Massage) & Reflex Therapies (formerly Specialized Techniques) Case studies throughout the chapters Evolve Resources – use your unique PIN code to access video clips of tutorials and demonstrations of massage techniques as identified in the book
Schnell auf einen Blick – das Wichtigste zur Physiotherapie Die Physiotherapie ist ein bewährtes Mittel, um die Bewegungs- und Funktionsfähigkeit des menschlichen Körpers zu verbessern, zu erhalten oder wiederherzustellen. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen ist aber vor allem die Anwendung in der Praxis wichtig – deswegen finden Physiotherapeuten, Schüler und Studierende der Physiotherapie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie" relevante Informationen, Fakten und Erklärungen, die sie häufig im Praxisalltag brauchen. Dabei sind die Ausführungen auf das Wesentliche beschränkt, mit knappen Definitionen, bieten aber mithilfe von anschaulichen Abbildungen einen guten Einstieg ins Thema. Das erwartet Sie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie": Anatomie des Bewegungsapparates: Muskulatur, nervale Versorgung, Dermatome, Myotome, Reflexe Schneller Zugang: Know-how zum schnellen Nachschlagen zur muskuloskelettalen, neurologischen und kardiorespiratorischen Physiotherapie Training und Belastbarkeit: von Immobilisation und Wundheilung bis hin zu Trainingsprinzipien und -zielen Umfassend: die häufigsten Krankheitsbilder in alphabetischer Reihenfolge Pharmakologie: Arzneimittel(klassen) mit Indikation, Wirkweise und Nebenwirkungen Wichtiges im Überblick: Verfahren der Elektrotherapie, funktionelle Assessments in der Geriatrie, gängige Symbole des Maitland-Konzepts u.a.
Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Releasethoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body—the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs—and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position—prone, supine, sitting, or side lying—and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Releasewill help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.
Mit K-Taping gekonnt behandeln: Kursbegleiter und Praxishandbuch für Therapeuten, die eine Ausbildung in der bewährten Behandlungsmethode absolvieren (wollen) oder bereits abgeschlossen haben. Im Theorieteil: alle relevanten Grundlagen, die Entwicklung der Methode, u.v.a. im Überblick. Der Praxisteil ist nach Anlagetechniken gegliedert. Drei bis vier Farbfotos veranschaulichen – jeweils auf einer Doppelseite – die geeignete Technik für rund 50 Krankheitsbilder. Diese sind ergänzt um eine knappe Handlungsanleitung und praktische Hinweise zu Symptombild, Dosierung, typischem Behandlungsverlauf sowie Tipps zur Anwendung.
Hier wird in anschaulichen Beispielen die vier Grundeinstellungen aus dem Alltagsleben, die das Verhalten aller Menschen bestimmen, erklärt. Er wendet sein System an auf Probleme in der Ehe und bei der Kindererziehung, auf psychische und geistige Störungen, auf Aggression und Gewalt, auf die Generationskonflikte, auf Vorurteile gegenüber Minderheiten, auf Fragen der Kreativität, Schwierigkeiten in der Pubertätszeit, ethische und religiöse Überzeugungen und internationale Spannungen.
Massage is a basic skill within physiotherapy, and one which requires a high standard of practical application. It is a skill which is increasingly being taken up by other health care and complementary therapy professionals. This new, third edition of Massage for Therapists is a timely and thorough update which continues the tradition of Margaret Hollis' hands-on approach. The book is designed to be a step-by-step guide to the theory and practical application of classical massage. Once mastered, these techniques may form the basis for a variety of modifications suitable for specific conditions. Massage for Therapists is split into three sections: an introduction to massage and preparation for giving a massage; the massage manipulations by area of the body; and some key modifications to the standard manipulations. In order to further enhance the practitioner's skill and to give the reader a grounding in some of the popular specialities, updated chapters on aromatherapy and massage in sport sit alongside new chapters which introduce myofascial release and shiatsu. Massage for Therapists will be of interest to student and qualified physiotherapists and sports therapists, as well as occupational therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, complementary therapists and beauty therapists. • Practical, applied text • Thoroughly updated by subject experts • Illustrated throughout with photographs which support the explanations of the therapeutic application.
Jetzt sehen die Glaubenssätze von Millionen Diätessern, Bodybuildern und Trainingsfreaks alt aus „Zu dick“, „nicht muskulös genug“, „keine Ausdauer“ – Unzufriedenheit mit dem eigenen Körper ist weit verbreitet und leider oft berechtigt. Viele Abnehmtipps fruchten jedoch nicht und enden in Resignation. Heißt das, dass es keine sinnvollen Regeln für den perfekten Body gibt? Nein, die Regeln müssen nur neu geschrieben werden, und genau das hat sich „Der 4-Stunden-Körper“ vorgenommen. Wer allerdings nur auf die Willenskraft und Leidensbereitschaft seiner Leser baut, scheitert in aller Regel. Deswegen lautet das Motto von Timothy Ferriss: Smart abnehmen und effizient trainieren. Lernen sie, welche minimalen Maßnahmen ein Maximum an Ergebnissen bringen – durch präzise Informationen über die Funktionsweise unseres Körpers und praktische Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen!
Simple, safe and highly effective, it's not surprising that massage has now become one of the most popular ways of relieving tension and anxiety. Body massage is not only relaxing and enjoyable, but it also has many health benefits including better blood circulation and lymph drainage, improved mobility and flexibility of joints and tendons, healthier skin and a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being. Body Massage is packed with information, advice, tips and techniques on how to massage the legs, arms, stomach and chest, as well as the classic tension-storing areas of the neck, shoulders and back. The focus is on these specific trouble spots, with tips and advice on stress busting and step-by-step stretching routines to help keep muscles relaxed and joints supple and flexible. Each of the massage techniques are illustrated with step-by-step photographs and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions. As well as self-massage techniques, the book also covers how to adapt your techniques to make the massage suitable for practicing on babies, children, the pregnant and the elderly. In addition, the properties of the different creams and oils that can be used and their various health- and well-being-promoting benefits are fully explained. This comprehensive and accessible guide to the gentle but effective art of massage is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to practice on themselves or friends and family. It is also a useful companion for health professionals wishing to give patients a caring touch.
Das Buch geht auf die funktionellen Zusammenhänge der Muskel-Faszien-Ketten ein. Zum leichten Verständnis benutzt der Autor dazu die Metapher von Schienen bzw. Eisenbahnlinien, die miteinander korrespondieren müssen. Außerdem: Informationen und Hinweise zur Begutachtung von Haltungs- und Bewegungsmustern, praxisbezogene Anwendungstipps für die Behandlung der myofaszialen Meridiane. Neu in der 2. Auflage: • Über 450 farbige Abbildungen (anatomische Zeichnungen, Fotos von anatomischen Präparaten, Fotos + erklärende Zeichnungen, Patientendarstellungen) • durchgehend vierfarbig gestaltet
"Fully illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings, 'Remedial massage therapy' takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of remedial massage. Key areas covered include: the history of massage ; different massage techniques including sports massage ; muscles and joints ; assessing and treating the patient ; advertising the practice ; a fully detailed section which covers specific ares of the body ; treating children ; and origins, insertions and actions of muscles." -- back cover.
"This book is a 'must have' resource in every physician/clinician practice setting."--Martin Grabois, M.D., Professor of PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX. Dr. Vasudevan draws upon an accumulated reservoir of clinical expertise to provide readers with an up-to-date and highly readable guide to multidisciplinary pain management. . . . If only this book was available years ago"--Francis J. Keefe, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC. This practical volume brings multidisciplinary innovations to the treatment of chronic pain. It argues expertly for the benefits of a biopsychosocial approach over current pain treatments more suited to acute care. The author's insights into the complexity of chronic pain and critiques of common but inconsistent unimodality pain management methods underscore the need for targeted multi-disciplinary pain programs. Among a wealth of useful clinical nuggets, readers will find guidance on adding "virtual" support to a pain management team, details on ways patients can take an active role in dealing with their chronic pain, and the original concept of the "back attack." Included in the coverage: Pain theories and factors behind chronic pain—its application in treatment. Cognitive behavioral coping strategies. Treatments that have questionable or controversial evidence. Evaluation of disability in patients with chronic pain. Creating a virtual multidisciplinary team. Common pain problems: low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia. Multidisciplinary Pain Management will enhance the work of diverse practitioners, including health and clinical psychologists, family and other primary care physicians, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists.
Wie kann ich Shiatsu anwenden? Was muss ich beachten? Schlagen Sie nach im ersten deutschsprachigen Lehr- und Praxisbuch – die einzigartige Grundlage für alle Shiatsu-Therapeuten! Grundlagen und Konzept der Chinesischen Medizin und des Zen-Shiatsu Alles über die 5 Elementen Lehre und Funktionskreise Grundtechniken der Shiatsu-Behandlung Schritt für Schritt dargestellt Jetzt in der 3. Auflage komplett überarbeitet und mit 35 Videos
Wissenschaftlich fundiert werden Pathophysiologie, Diagnostik und Therapie myopfaszialer Schmerzsyndrome dargestellt. Sie erfahren alles über die Top-30-Muskeln, die für 80% der in der Praxis auftretenden Fälle verantwortlich sind. Atlasteil mit vielen hochwertigen Abbildungen erleichtern das Verständnis Genaue Anleitungen für gezielte und beschwerdespezifische Behandlungen Informationen zur Anwendung der Manuellen Therapie und des „Dry Needlings" Neu in der 2. Auflage: Sicherheitsaspekte beim Dry Needling, ultraschallgestütztes Dry Needling Überarbeitete Angaben zu Pathophysiologie, zu Akupunkturtechniken und zu sonstigen Verfahren Verfeinerte Darstellung der Schmerzsyndrome in den Fotos
Strukturen und Funktionen des muskuloskelettalen Systems Anatomie und menschliche Bewegung nimmt Sie mit auf eine systematische und detaillierte Reise durch die Anatomie und erklärt Ihnen u.a. wie und warum Bewegung überhaupt möglich ist. Eindrucksvoll in Wort und Bild lernen Sie z.B. die Bewegungsmuster beim Boxen, Ballwurf, Liegestütz, Treppensteigen u.v.m. kennen. Sie erfahren das Wichtigste über Biomechanik, Faszien, Bewegungsmuster und erhalten Palpationshinweise. Mehr als 450 hochwertige farbige Abbildungen unterstützen das Verständnis. Anatomie und menschliche Bewegung ist die optimale Ergänzung zu Ihren Anatomie-Atlanten und Lehrbüchern, denn stärker als in anderen Werken steht die Bewegung mit all ihren Facetten im Vordergrund: Hier werden die funktionellen Zusammenhänge praxisbezogen erklärt und alltägliche Bewegungsmuster anschaulich beschrieben. Das macht es Ihnen leicht anatomische Zusammenhänge nachzuvollziehen und sich dauerhaft zu merken. Dies unterstützt Sie bei der Vorbereitung für den Unterricht, z.B. in den Fächern Funktionelle Anatomie oder Biomechanik sowie bei Prüfungen und im Berufsalltag Das Buch behandelt obere Extremität, untere Extremität, Rumpf (inkl. inneren Organen), Hals und Kopf. Systematisch werden Knochen, Muskeln, Gelenke, Nervensystem, Blutversorgung und Lymphsystem der jeweiligen Region beschrieben. Die Inhalte richten sich an angehende und praktizierende Physiotherapeuten, Ergotherapeuten, Sportwissenschaftler.

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