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Therapeutic Stretching

Towards a Functional Approach

"This is a highly enjoyable and well presented book that I recommend for any clinician from student to experienced practitioner. It is suitable for all physiotherapists, manual therapists, sports physiotherapists/therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists, athletes and patients who would like to understand, recover and improve their range and ease of movement."

Jimmy Reynolds, Head of Sports Medicine - Academy, Ipswich Town Football Club, Oct 14

This book is suitable for all manual and physical therapists, sports and personal trainers, athletes who require special movement ranges and individuals who would like to recover or improve their range and ease of movement.

Paperback, 314 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4318-5


  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to therapeutic and functional stretching

    Chapter 2 - Functional and dysfunctional ROM

    Chapter 3 - Causes of ROM loss and therapeutic potential of rehabilitation

    Chapter 4 - Adaptation in ROM loss and recovery

    Chapter 5 - Specificity in ROM rehabilitation

    Chapter 6 - The overloading condition for recovery

    Chapter 7 - Exposure and scheduling the ROM challenge

    Chapter 8 - Rehabilitating the active ROM: neuromuscular rehabilitation

    Chapter 9 - Pain management and ROM-desensitization

    Chapter 10 - Stretch tolerance model

    Chapter 11 - Psychological and behavioral considerations in ROM rehabilitation

    Chapter 12 - Towards a functional approach

    Chapter 13 - Demonstration of functional approach in ROM rehabilitation

    Chapter 14 - Summary


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