The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise enables health and fitness professionals to identify common musculoskeletal imbalances in their clients and apply appropriate corrective exercises to swiftly eliminate muscle and joint pain and improve physical function.
Dynamic Human Anatomy, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, is back—with a new title, significant new material and learning aids, and the same goals: to cover concepts not found in traditional anatomy texts and to help students apply those concepts. Formerly titled Dynatomy, the new edition of this introductory to upper-level biomechanics and anatomy text sets itself apart from other texts in this field by connecting biomechanical principles with applications in sports and dance, strength training, work settings, and clinical settings. Dynamic Human Anatomy offers applied dance- and sport-specific information on how the body performs dynamic movement, providing students an understanding of the body’s structure and function as it explores the elegance and complexity of the body’s functional movement anatomy. New Tools and Learning Aids Dynamic Human Anatomy comes with many tools and learning aids, including a web study guide and new instructor resources, each featuring new material and tools. The web study guide offers the following: • Tables that indicate articulations for the spine and upper and lower extremities • Tables that list the origin, insertion, action, and innervation for all major muscle groups • Practice problems that allow students to apply the muscle control formula discussed in chapter 6 • Critical thinking questions The instructor resources include: • A presentation package with slides that present the key concepts from the text and can be used for class discussion and demonstration • An image bank that includes the figures and tables from the book to develop a custom presentation • An instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, lecture outlines, ideas for additional assignments, and answers to the critical thinking questions presented in the web study guide • A test package that includes 330 questions Dynamic Human Anatomy also offers a full-color design and learning aids that include an updated glossary, chapter objectives, summaries, and suggested readings. Each chapter has Applying the Concept sidebars, which provide practical examples of concepts, and Research in Mechanics sidebars, which highlight recent research in biomechanics and human movement. Organized Into Four Parts Dynamic Human Anatomy is organized into four parts. Part I provides a concise review of relevant anatomical information and neuromechanical concepts. It covers the dynamics of human movement, the essentials of anatomical structure and the organization of the skeletal system. Part II details the essentials of a dynamic approach to movement, including a review of mechanical concepts essential to understanding human movement, the muscle control formula, and topics relevant to movement assessment. In part III, the focus is on fundamental movements as the chapters examine posture and balance, gait, and basic movement patterns. Part IV explores movement-related aspects for strength and conditioning applications, sport and dance applications, clinical applications, and ergonomic applications. Brings Anatomy to Life Dynamic Human Anatomy, Second Edition, explores the potential of the human body to express itself through movement, making it a highly valuable text for students who have taken, or are taking, introductory anatomy and who need a more detailed exposure to concepts in human movement anatomy.
NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training introduces the health and fitness professional to NASM's proprietary Corrective Exercise Continuum, a system of training that uses corrective exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency to decrease the risk of injury. This textbook includes several new chapters that were not included in NASM's previous corrective exercise materials, including the rationale for corrective exercise training, assessments of health risk, static postural assessments, range of motion assessments, and strength assessments (manual muscle testing) as well as corrective exercise strategies for the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist. There are more than 100 corrective exercise techniques in the categories of self-myofascial release, static stretching, neuromuscular stretching, isolated strength training, positional isometrics, and integrated dynamic movements included in the text. These, along with corrective exercise strategies for common movement impairments seen in each segment of the body, make this text the premier resource for learning and applying NASM's systematic approach to corrective exercise training.
The PreHab Exercise Book for Runners is a comprehensive training guide of corrective exercises, movement evaluations, and training progressions that will help any runner strengthen his or her running technique and improve times. After breaking his leg and rupturing his Achilles Tendon (twice), author and coach Michael Rosengart thought his running days were long gone. With strength imbalances and poor alignment, Michael found it very difficult to run like he used to - before his injuries. Then Michael learned of the growing field of PreHab (prehabilitation) in a seminar with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. PreHab, short for prehabilitation, is the deliberate practice of including exercises in a training program that counter the repetitive stressors from life and/or training to improve an individual's alignment, mobility, and stability. PreHab exercises help an individual restore biomechanical integrity to major joints, optimize movement efficiency through a given pattern of movement (such as running), and ultimately lead to improvements in performance! Essentially, PreHab Exercises effectively prepare an individual to perform. The PreHab Exercise Book for Runners outlines simple ways to evaluate alignment, mobility, and stability as well as provides corrective action to counter a list of common injuries that frequently sideline runners. Additionally, the PreHab Exercise Book for Runners includes hundreds of detailed exercises, illustrations, and instructions that aid the reader in understanding and executing the movements. The PreHab Exercise Book for Runners - Fourth Edition offers a set of Assessments and Movement Evaluations as well as an overview of the A.M.A.S.S. Method, to help runners evaluate their biomechanics and Movement Patterns en route to effectively developing their own PreHab program, which will ultimately improve their Movement Quality and running technique. Here's what others have said about the PreHab Exercise Book for Runners and Coach Rosengart: I just finished a 100-mile ultramarathon. I ran a lot of miles in training. But I also included specific PreHab exercises recommended by Coach Rosengart that helped me reach the finish line. - Evan J. I was sidelined with a knee injury from distance running. After a few short months of PreHab training, I'm running again and feel stronger than ever. Michael is extremely knowledgeable about the body, its needs, and performance. - Tom A. I sit at a desk for many hours a day at work. This book has all the tools I need to keep my running performance going in the right direction. The PreHab exercises have helped me tackle several ailments that were limiting my ability to train. - Joel S. This book is full of great tips. Very informative. Perfect for both the beginner and those who have been running for awhile. - Brenda Y. I can feel the difference - everywhere! - Glenn W. When my father watches me play, he says that I 'move smoothier and flow better on the court.' - 'D' (professional basketball player) Michael Rosengart, CPT, CES, CSCS has been training athletes and clients since 2000. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Council on Strength and Fitness, a Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy for Sports Medicine, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Condition Association as well as an EXOS Certified Performance Specialist and a Tier Three Personal Trainer at Equinox Fitness. To learn more about Michael Rosengart, CPT, CES, CSCS, visit the PreHab Exercises website at www.prehabexecises.com.
Biomechanics and Kinesiology has great importance in the study of human movement. Biomechanics is the sports science field which applied the law of mechanics to human performance. It will help to understand the performance in athletics events through modeling, simulations and measurement. The study of biomechanics and kinesiology will help physical education students and coaches to understand the concept in order to teach the students and athletes, how to improve there performance.
Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well–being. Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion. In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, whether he is an active performance or pleasure mount, an aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise, or one being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning. Ballou's positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.
Discovering Pure Classical Pilates looks deeply into Joseph Pilates' traditional method of mental and physical conditioning by describing its foundations, goals, movement qualities and benefits. Specific attention is given to the ways in which market forces, individual creativity or ambition lead to deterioration and commercialization of the traditional Pilates method. This book harkens back in time to Joseph Pilates' own two books-Your Health (1934) and Return to Life Through Contrology (1945)-by exploring social, economic, psychological and spiritual issues associated with his traditional work. There is so much more to Discovering Pure Classical Pilates! Within this book, you will uncover the passionate and priceless treasures found only in the historically accurate technique as taught by traditionalists throughout the world.
Complete Vocal Fitness is a primer on sport-specific training for vocalists and a guide to how the vocal instrument functions. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and physiology to customize fitness regimens that ensure peak performance for singers.
Explores a range of basic topics covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. This work provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.
Designed to teach Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation students how to be consumers of research in their fields, this text is ideal for upper level and graduate level research courses in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Physical Education. New to the Second Edition are expanded statistics problems and data sets, additional statistics and application examples, and computer applications for data analysis. Key concepts are highlighted, and unique and humorous cartoons are used to help illustrate selected points.
Get the science background you need to master massage therapy! Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition provides full-color, easy-to-read coverage of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and pathologic conditions for the entire body. Realistic examples apply A&P content directly to the practice of massage therapy, and learning activities help you review key material and develop critical thinking skills. Written by noted massage therapy educators Sandy Fritz and Luke Allen Fritz, this guide provides a solid foundation in the sciences and positions you for success on licensing and certification exams. Coverage of essential sciences and practical application helps you study for and pass licensing and certification exams, including the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) and Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB). Over 700 full-color line drawings and photos show muscle locations, attachments, and actions — required knowledge for passing certification exams and for practicing massage therapy. ELAP-compliant content ensures that your skills and knowledge of massage therapy meet the proficiency recommendations of the Entry-Level Analysis Project. Learning features include chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms, practical applications, multiple-choice review and discussion questions, plus workbook sections on Evolve. Biomechanics Basics chapter includes gait assessment and muscle testing activities along with critical thinking questions. Sections on pathologic conditions include suggestions for referral protocols as well as indications and contraindications for therapeutic massage. Coverage of nutrition explains how nutrition and nutritional products might affect or interfere with massage therapy, describing the basics of nutrition, the digestive process, and all of the main vitamins and minerals and their functions in the body. Practical Applications boxes include photos of massage techniques and settings, and help you learn competencies and apply material to real-world practice. Focus on Professionalism boxes summarize key information about ethics and best business practices. Mentoring Tips provide practical insight into important topics and on being a massage therapy professional. Learning How to Learn boxes at the beginning of each chapter make it easier to comprehend key concepts. Learn More on the Web boxes in the book and on Evolve suggest online resources for further reading and research. Quick Content Review in Question Form on Evolve reinforces the key material in each chapter and increases critical thinking skills. Appendix on diseases/conditions provides a quick reference to indications and contraindications, showing how pathologic conditions may affect the safety and efficacy of therapeutic massage.