Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171024
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This step-by-step guide for assessing the pelvis and sacroiliac joint by respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons explores all aspects of this crucial area of the body and how it links within the kinetic chain system. Gibbons--a registered sports osteopath who specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries--provides detailed information about how to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the pelvic girdle along with techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional exercises that promote recovery. Fully illustrated with 350 color photos, this book will give practitioners, students, and anyone who wants to understand pelvic pain and what they can do about it a wealth of practical information. Gibbons addresses key issues such as the walking/gait cycle and its relationship to the pelvis; leg length discrepancy and its relationship to the kinetic chain and the pelvis; the laws of spinal mechanics, the relationship of the hip joint, gluteal muscles, and lumbar spine to the pelvis; and sacroiliac joint screening. He discusses role of the Glutes, Psoas, Rectus femoris and other muscles and what happens to the position of the pelvis if these soft tissues become shortened. Detailed exercises and techniques are carefully illustrated with photographs that explain each movement, and an appendix for quick reference adds to the usefulness of the text.

Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171032
Format: PDF
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This step-by-step guide for assessing the pelvis and sacroiliac joint by respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons explores all aspects of this crucial area of the body and how it links within the kinetic chain system. Gibbons--a registered sports osteopath who specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries—provides detailed information about how to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the pelvic girdle along with techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional exercises that promote recovery. Fully illustrated with 350 color photos, this book will give practitioners, students, and anyone who wants to understand pelvic pain and what they can do about it a wealth of practical information. Gibbons addresses key issues such as the walking/gait cycle and its relationship to the pelvis; leg length discrepancy and its relationship to the kinetic chain and the pelvis; the laws of spinal mechanics, the relationship of the hip joint, gluteal muscles, and lumbar spine to the pelvis; and sacroiliac joint screening. He discusses role of the Glutes, Psoas, Rectus femoris and other muscles and what happens to the position of the pelvis if these soft tissues become shortened. Detailed exercises and techniques are carefully illustrated with photographs that explain each movement, and an appendix for quick reference adds to the usefulness of the text.

Muscle Energy Techniques

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583945575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This concise guide explains the theory behind muscle energy techniques (METs), demonstrates functional assessment testing for chronically tight and dysfunctional muscles, and shows how to apply specific METs to restore normality"--Provided by publisher.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome

Author: Paula Clayton
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170850
Format: PDF
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This complete guide to treating patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or piriformis syndrome, combines multiple techniques--rather than the usual single approach--to get quicker and more resilient results. Focusing on the practical application of skills acquired in twenty years of treating elite athletes, Paula Clayton provides a comprehensive guide to the latest discussions of the therapeutic handling of fascial tissue, dry needling, instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, and dynamic taping. Presenting material formerly unavailable in one volume, this book provides evidence-based information on fundamental principles that enable practitioners to map approaches to dysfunction and injury before attempting hands-on treatments. Superbly designed for ease of use and supported with full-color illustrations that clarify and complement the text, this book puts decades of experience and research at readers' fingertips, expanding their ability to both improve their practice and educate their patients.

The Vital Glutes

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948481
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In The Vital Glutes, author and respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons looks at one of the most neglected areas of the body: the gluteal muscles. He takes readers on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching us to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the gluteal muscles. Gibbons addresses such questions as: Why do the gluteals potentially cause pain and dysfunction in distant sites of the body? How does the gait pattern contribute to pain and dysfunction? And, how can the application of gluteal-specific Muscle Energy Techniques aid full-body well-being? In addition, he provides step-by-step techniques to identify and correct a number of impaired patterns as well as functional gluteal exercises that promote recovery. With full color photographs and illustrations, the book demonstrates how to perform functional assessment testing for the muscles of posture that can become chronically tight—a principal causative factor in dysfunctional glutes. Therapeutic techniques, including gluteal exercises, show how to correct dysfunction and reduce pain. This book will be of great value to physical therapists, athletes, and anyone interested in bodywork. Table of Contents 1. Putting the Maximus Back into Gluteus Maximus 2. Muscle Imbalance and the Myofascial Slings 3. The Glutes and the Gait Cycle 4. Leg length discrepancy (LLD), Over-Pronation and its effect on the Glutes 5. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus (Gmax) 6. Functional Anatomy of the Gluteus Medius (Gmed) 7. Muscle Energy Techniques 8. The Antagonistic Cause - the Vital Psoas, Rectus Femoris and Adductors 9. Gmax and Gmed Causing Knee and Ankle Pain 10. Gmax and Gmed Causing Lumbar Spine Pain 11. Differential Diagnosis of Weakness Inhibition of the Glutes 12. Gmax and Gmed Control Exercises

Understanding Joints

Author: Bernard Kingston
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748753994
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This introductory text provides physiotherapy and osteopathy students with a firm understanding and awareness of the function of the main joints in the body.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Author: Bruce Dall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999380437
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Millions suffer from chronic low back pain. What most people don¿tknow is that the sacroiliac joint is the actual source of pain in up to22% of these cases, and that surgery can provide a cure.Most doctors and surgeons are not trained to check the sacroiliacjoint as a source of pain during a routine examination for back pain.Additional facts are:¿ Diagnosing and surgically treating chronic sacroiliac joint painare not currently taught in medical schools, surgical residencyprograms or spine surgery fellowships.¿ Despite this thousands of sacroiliac joint fusions are beingperformed annually for pain with this number only escalatingeach year.This book explains why and how these opposing facts can exist inAmerica today, and how patients with chronic low back pain canbe educated and proactive in order to find the best appropriate andpermanent relief from for their condition.Dr. Dall has placed a very human face on a real medical problem that has for too long been ignored and undertreated. In doing so, he is eminently qualified toauthor this book.Among the handful of us who believed the sacroiliac joint caused pain and thatthis pain could be treated, he was the first to successfully publish his resultsand findings in a respected research journal. This must be considered a majoraccomplishment.With his research and this book, Dr. Dall has played a significant role in gettingthe medical world back on track after losing its way for nearly 90 years.Michael R. Moore, MD

Sacroiliac Pain

Author: Deborah B. Riczo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781942798132
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Learn how to address sacroiliac pain through a simple approach that focuses on muscle imbalances and weakness. This book provides basic education, screening guidelines, and exercises for those affected by sacroiliac dysfunction. It introduces the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal MethodSM, a program that empowers individuals to monitor their symptoms and address them with exercises that focus on muscle imbalances and weakness, helping to improve day-to-day functioning and overall quality of life. Includes access to online videos demonstrating exercises as well as an exercise planner for logging workouts." -- Amazon.com.

The Vital Psoas Muscle

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944583
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Full-color alternative approach to understanding and balancing the most important skeletal muscle in the body, aimed at the layperson as well as the professional body practitioner concerned with core strengthening and psoas-related back, hip, knee, and pelvic tension issues"--Provided by publisher.