Therapeutic Stretching

1st Edition

Towards a Functional Approach

Print ISBN: 9780702043185
eBook ISBN: 9780702054266
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 16th August 2013
Page Count: 314


"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

Key Features

  • Helps transform thinking about the therapeutic value of stretching and how it is best applied in the clinical setting
  • Examines the difference between therapeutic and recreational stretching
  • Focuses on the use of stretching in conditions where individuals experience a loss in range of movement (ROM)
  • Explores what makes stretching effective, identifying behaviour as a main driving force for adaptive changes
  • Discusses the experience of pain, sensitization and pain tolerance in relation to stretching and ROM recovery
  • Contains over 150 photographs and 45 minutes of video describing this new revolutionary approach
  • Applicable to a variety of perspectives including osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, sports and personal trainers
  • Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses

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


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