Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

Author: John Gibbons
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171024
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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.

Surgery for the Painful Dysfunctional Sacroiliac Joint

Author: Bruce E. Dall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319107267
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Filling a significant knowledge gap, this book brings the latest information to the evaluation and treatment of patients with a dysfunctional sacroiliac (SI) joint. Beginning with an overview of current anatomical knowledge and the role of pain and surgery, diagnosis and treatment approaches are carefully presented as individual chapters - featuring the origin of each surgical approach, the approach itself, its literary foundation, and overall available results. The final emphasis of the book is on post-operative concerns - including complications, bracing options, rehabilitation and managing patient expectations. Spine surgeons, physical therapists, and other professionals who treat the SI joint will find Surgery for the Painful, Dysfunctional Sacroiliac Joint to be an invaluable resource.

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
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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, Mobi
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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.

The Psoas Solution

Author: Evan Osar
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171350
Format: PDF, ePub
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For years the psoas has been a muscle mired in controversy. It has been linked to common postural and movement dysfunction including anterior pelvic tilt, hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine, and low back pain. Strategies to improve posture and reduce pain have primarily involved stretching the psoas and strengthening its antagonist, the glutes. This book identifies the functional anatomy, biomechanics, and motor control of the psoas and its role in core and hip stabilization. Integrating research with clinical experience, Evan Osar identifies the psoas's role on the hip, pelvis, and low back and demonstrates how to incorporate the psoas into functional movement patterns including squatting, lunging, and bending. The Psoas Solution includes corrective and functional exercise progressions for improving and integrating the psoas into daily activities. Health and fitness professionals will find this a valuable resource full of applicable strategies and exercises to incorporate into current rehabilitation or training programs.

Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core

Author: Evan Osar
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170028
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the first to illustrate the essential connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates’ fundamental core exercises. Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body to stabilize and move, Dr. Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard combine the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for relieving discomfort and improving pain-free movement. With more than 290 full-color illustrations, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core provides both Pilates practitioners and professional teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control. The authors apply current research on neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, the matrix-like connective tissue of the body, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. They show how to avoid muscle imbalances, chronic tightness, and pain by incorporating the principles of functional anatomy during exercise. Readers learn how to: • Achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement • Alleviate non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness • Integrate the fundamental Pilates exercises in order to develop a more stable core and eliminate the risks of common injuries while accomplishing one’s health and fitness goals From the Trade Paperback edition.

Osteopathic and Chiropractic Techniques for Manual Therapists

Author: Giles Gyer
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012819
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first book ever to bring together the best techniques from chiropractic and osteopathy, this easy-to-use guide is necessary reading for any manual therapist wishing to hone their skills, and discover related techniques that will enhance their practice. Offering practical step-by-step instruction on how to treat a full scope of musculoskeletal conditions, this duo-disciplinary guide draws on current anatomical and physiological research to bring all the most advanced and adaptive manipulation therapy techniques to your fingertips. Providing a brief history of the two central branches of manual therapy, it gives a valuable insight into how manipulation therapists can benefit from sharing ideas and integrating versatile techniques across practices, before providing clear, illustrated references for how to apply the methods on specific sections of the body. Demonstrating how to relieve common ailments, recognise contraindications and take excellent safety precautions, this is the ideal companion for practitioners and students of manipulation therapy for the whole body.

Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions

Author: Evan Osar
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
ISBN: 9781905367269
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Dysfunctions of the movement system are at the core of most cases of musculoskeletal injury, including (but not limited to) degenerative joint conditions, impingement syndromes, and chronic myofascial and joint pain. These movement impairments result in repetitive and cumulative microtraumas that affect individuals in their occupations and everyday activities, as well as in their attempts to be more physically active during exercise or recreational activities. Full of color photographs illustrating precise assessments, corrective strategies, and functional progressions, Common Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction demonstrates how the fitness professional/clinician can apply the three principles of human movement - respiration, centration, and integration - to improve common movement dysfunctions of the hip and shoulder. This valuable resource presents: The three reasons why clients develop faulty movement patterns - so the fitness professional/clinician can understand and explain the mechanisms behind their clients' hip and shoulder dysfunctions. The concepts and strategies, including the real-world and clinical application, of the corrective exercise and integrative movement approach to common movement dysfunctions of the hip and shoulder - so the fitness professional/clinician has both the strategies and the tools to address their clients' hip and shoulder dysfunctions. An easy-to-implement, principle-based solution to common movement dysfunction of the hip and shoulder - so the fitness professional/clinician can expand their expertise as a movement specialist and become a part of the solution to the health care crisis.