Therapeutic Stretching: Towards A Functional Approach


Stiffness and restricted range of movement are the most common clinical presentations second to pain. This book is intended for all therapists and individuals who would like to help others or themselves to recover or improve their ease and range of movement.

Prepared by an international authority, Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach offers a highly accessible account of the latest information regarding the role of therapeutic stretching in the management of restricted range of movement (ROM) disorders.

Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting new volume covers the physiological basis of stretching, explores its classification and examines what is normal and abnormal in terms of ROM. Chapters then explain the processes that are associated with ROM loss and recovery as well as what makes stretching effective. The experience of pain, sensitization and pain tolerance in relation to stretching and ROM recovery are also discussed.

Additional features include:
* Helps transform thinking about the therapeutic value of stretching and how it is best applied in the clinical setting
* Examines the difference between therapeutic and recreational stretching
* Explores what makes stretching effective, identifying behaviour as a main driving force for adaptive changes
* Contains over 150 photographs and 45 minutes of video describing this new revolutionary approach
* Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses
* Contains over 150 photographs and 45 mintures video describing this new revolutionary approach

Embracing the latest scientific research, this volume revolutionary book attempts to debunks many poorly understood yet traditionally accepted stretching theories and associated techniques and supplants them with a more robust, scientifically valid system of practice. The volume and associated website will be ideal for all manual and physical therapists, sports and personal trainers, and athletes who require special movement ranges.


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