Therapeutic Stretching

Towards a Functional Approach

Edited by

  • Eyal Lederman, DO, PhD, Eyal Lederman, Director, Centre for Professional Development in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy, London, UK; Visiting Professor, University College London (UCL) Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science; and Practising Osteopath

"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

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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.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4318-5

Table of Contents

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