Prepared by an international authority, Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach offers a highly accessible account of the latest information regarding the role of therapeutic stretching in the management of restricted range of movement (ROM) disorders.
Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting new volume covers the physiological basis of stretching, explores its classification and examines what is normal and abnormal in terms of ROM. Chapters then explain the processes that are associated with ROM loss and recovery as well as what makes stretching effective. The experience of pain, sensitization and pain tolerance in relation to stretching and ROM recovery are also discussed.
Embracing the latest scientific research, this revolutionary book debunks many traditionally accepted stretching theories and associated techniques and supplants them with a more robust, scientifically valid system of practice.
Accompanied by a range of practical on-line videos and over 150 photographs, this volume will be ideal for all manual and physical therapists, sports and personal trainers, and athletes who require special movement ranges.
"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." Reviewed by: Jimmy Reynolds, Head of Sports Medicine - Academy, Ipswich Town Football Club, Date: Oct 14
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
Dr Eyel Lederman is Director, Centre for Professional Development in Manual Therapy, London, UK and a practicing osteopath. Eyal completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College London where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He is actively involved in manual therapy research at UCL, exploring the clinical use of functional stretching. Eyal regularly teaches manual therapy techniques and the physiological basis of manual therapy in different schools across the UK and abroad. He has published many articles in the area and is the author of Harmonic Technique, The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapies and Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach.