The Complete Guide to Sports Massage

Author: Tim Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472912764

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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The Complete Guide to Sports Massage, 3rd edition is a comprehensive, practical handbook. Now with additional photography and the latest techniques, this is a must-have guide for students of sports therapy and anyone wanting a performance advantage. Sports massage is the skilled manipulation of soft tissue for: the relief and treatment of muscle soreness and pain; the maintenance of muscle balance and improved flexibility; and enhanced rehabilitation from injury. Packed with jargon-free information, this fully updated guide includes step-by-step photography and detailed text explaining the principles and techniques of massage; injury management and post-massage care; as well as practical guidance on working at a sports event.
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The Complete Guide to Clinical Massage

Author: Christopher M. Norris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181452

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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A practical guide to a burgeoning specialist area for fitness professionals and physiotherapists. A comprehensive guide to clinical massage techniques, tackled in Chris Norris's clear and accessible style. Packed with photographs and clear descriptions. The e-book version also contains video clips showing the massage techniques in action. From the tools of the trade to how to use techniques most effectively on patients this is a must have guide for all trainee and practising masseuses, physiotherapists, sports therapists and fitness professionals.
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The Complete Guide to Exercise Therapy

Author: Christopher M. Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408193787

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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A new title in the Complete Guide series - Exercise Therapy will perfectly complement the Complete Guide to Sports Injuries and the Complete Guide to Clinical Massage. Dr Christopher M. Norris clearly explains the theory and the book is packed with practical therapies and demonstrations of good practice. Exercise therapy concentrates on prescribing exercise as a form of rehabilitation when recovering from an injury. Exercise therapy is mainly concerned with injuries people have suffered, perhaps during sporting endeavour.
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The Complete Guide to Sports Injuries

Author: Christopher M. Norris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408196093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 419

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This new addition to the well-known Complete Guide series will become an instant classic and essential introduction for physiotherapy students or any fitness professional dealing with sports injuries. Written by leading physiotherapist and successful author Chris Norris, this book covers the background into the structure and function of an area, the key signs for recognising symptoms and how to treat injuries with massage, taping and hot/cold techniques. Fully illustrated and packed with photography ranging from exercises to massages to suit specific injuries, it outlines the correct position and technique. The physiology is clearly illustrated and taping methods are clearly explained step-by-step. Perfect for the non-specialist providing essential management for sports injuries, this book also includes sections on simple self massage, healing timeframes, a treatment toolbox and strategies on structuring rehabilitation effectively.
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The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation

Author: Christopher M. Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916719

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 5778

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Back pain will affect 80 per cent of your clients at some point in their lives, and it has been estimated at costing UK businesses over £5 billion annually both in days absent and through litigation. The back is a complex structure and all other parts of the body rely on its smooth functioning. Christopher Norris takes the reader through the anatomy and mechanics of the back, the injuries and disorders the various structures of the back can suffer and then recommends the best practice for rehabilitation, covering: · The range of back conditions · The role of posture and muscle imbalance in back pain · The principles of back rehabilitation · Client assessment and rehabilitation planning · Gym-based back rehabilitation · Functional retraining for the back · Yoga and clinical Pilates for back rehabilitation. The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation is the essential resource for all experts involved in back care, including massage therapists, exercise therapists, physiotherapists and fitness professionals. This Complete Guide clearly outlines both the theory and practical tools to produce an effective back rehabilitation programme and offers advice on how to protect clients against further damage.
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Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 164097153X

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Written by locals, Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises is the perfect guidebook for those looking for inside tips to make the most of their visit to Alaska by cruise ship. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Alaska Cruise travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. With detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 20 top ports and major inland destinations, this guide offers Alaska cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan their cruise. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book really is a complete and comprehensive guide to Alaska cruises. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: From detailed information on planning an Alaska cruise to reviews on the latest big- and small-ship cruise lines and ships to head to Alaska, this new edition is the most complete guide to Alaska cruises on the market. Destinations include the top ports as well as the top inland cruise-tour destinations. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Alaska's major cruise ports to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will inspire and help you get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style, illustrated color features focus on whales, glaciers, Alaska Gold Rush history, and beautiful local handicrafts you can buy in many ports. Guides to the state’s flora and fauna help you spot your favorites. Illustrated cruise ship reviews help you pick the right ship and line. •TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: We give you all the planning tools you need to tailor your trip and choose the cruise that best suits you: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major Alaska cruise itineraries, and an extensive practical planning chapter to help you understand what’s included in the fare (and not) and how to make the most of your time on board your chosen ship. We recommend the top shore excursions to book as well as what to pack. •COVERS: Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak Island, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Whittier, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Looking for an in-depth guide about the rest of Alaska? Check out Fodor’s Alaska.
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Soft Tissue Release

Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607712X

Category: Medical

Page: 163

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Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Releasethoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body—the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs—and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position—prone, supine, sitting, or side lying—and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Releasewill help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.
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Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2006: The Only Complete Guide to the Technologies and Companies Changing the Way the World Shares En

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 1593920512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

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The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.
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Postural Assessment

Author: Jane C. Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582913

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Though postural assessment is a skill required by most therapists and useful for many health and fitness professionals, few resources offer a complete discussion of the topic to support practitioners in the task. Written for students and practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, sports medicine, athletic training, and fitness instruction, Postural Assessment is a guide to determining muscular or fascial imbalance and whether that imbalance contributes to a patient’s or client’s pain or dysfunction. Jane Johnson, a practicing physiotherapist and sport massage therapist and instructor, breaks down the complex and holistic process of assessing posture into easy-to-assimilate sections. Johnson begins with a discussion of ideal posture and the factors affecting posture as well as how to provide the correct environment for postural assessment, necessary equipment, and the importance of documenting assessment findings. Then she details procedures for executing postural assessments from standing posterior, lateral, and anterior views as well as with the patient or client in a seated position. The text features tips for improving assessment technique, and What Your Findings Mean sections provide readers—students in particular—with guidance for systematic analysis. Each chapter ends with five Quick Questions, with answers, to assist in gauging understanding of the topics covered. Information in the text is enhanced with detailed illustrations that offer visual cues to learning postural assessment and identifying anatomical relationships. Line drawings illustrate bony landmarks used in the assessments, and numerous photos show both obvious and subtle postural variations. Reproducible illustrated postural assessment charts in the appendix provide space for recording observations during each step of the assessment. Postural Assessment can assist practitioners in learning what posture reveals about the relationships among various body parts and in determining whether such relationships cause or contribute to pain or discomfort. As a resource for novices, Postural Assessment offers guidance in observing and identifying common postural forms and interpreting those observations. Postural Assessment is part of the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series, which features specific tools for assessment and treatment that fall well within the realm of massage therapists but may be useful for other body workers, such as osteopaths and fitness instructors. The guides include full-color instructional photographs, Tips sections that aid in adjusting massage techniques, Client Talk boxes that present ideas for creatively applying techniques for various types of clients, and questions for testing knowledge and skill.
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