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BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise epub, The

BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise epub, The

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    Many people suffer from temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues that cause pain and discomfort when performing even the simplest forms of physical activity. The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise With Online Video is designed to help fitness professionals, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and physical therapists to identify and correct underlying imbalances so their clients and patients can resume pain-free movement.

    Written by Justin Price, creator of The BioMechanics Method and a former IDEA Health & Fitness Association Personal Trainer of the Year, The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise provides a systematic approach for applying effective corrective exercise strategies to assess and address muscle and joint pain:
    • Identify and assess common musculoskeletal imbalances
    • Understand how those imbalances affect different structures of the body
    • Learn about the various types of corrective exercises
    • Select appropriate exercise strategies for a client’s circumstances
    • Design a corrective exercise program that addresses the underlying cause or causes
    To fully equip professionals with various options to address their clients’ needs, part IV of the text, Complete Corrective Exercise Library, contains more than 65 self-myofascial release, stretching, and strengthening exercises along with suggestions for exercise progressions and regressions. Each technique is supplemented with full-color photos, and additional illustrations and tables aid with proper execution. Plus, the companion online video features 36 clips that provide the opportunity to directly observe and follow along with the application of many of these remarkable assessment and exercise techniques.

    The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise also offers practical advice and tools to further enhance the skills learned from the text. Strategies and examples for communicating with clients are integrated throughout to facilitate effective consultations and proper cuing for both the assessments and exercises. Skill acquisition activities and self-checks in every chapter allow readers to practice and perfect the real-life application of their techniques. A case study pulls it all together to demonstrate how the entire process can be implemented, from assessment to program design.

    Finally, to capitalize on the specialized skills that are developed by reading this text, the final section of the book is devoted to creating and managing a corrective exercise business. It covers information on networking and referral systems, tips for maintaining scope of practice, and marketing and promotion methods for attracting and retaining clients.

    The practices outlined in The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise have been proven successful by thousands of The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialists around the world. Mastering the strategies and techniques in this book will enable health and fitness professionals to recognize potential causes of musculoskeletal imbalances and apply appropriate corrective exercises to swiftly eliminate pain and improve physical function.

    Audience

    Applied professional reference for allied health and fitness professionals, including personal trainers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists; also a supplemental text for courses in therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation, and corrective exercise.

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Part I. Fundamentals of Structural Assessment
    Chapter 1. The Process of Structural Assessment
    Initial Contact With Client
    Structural Assessment Process
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 2. Assessing the Feet and Ankles
    Basic Anatomy
    Common Deviations
    Assessment Process
    How the Feet and Ankles Relate to the Knees
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Structural Assessment Skills Test
    Chapter 3. Assessing the Knees
    Basic Anatomy
    Common Deviations
    Assessment Process
    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Knee
    How the Knees Relate to the Feet and the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Structural Assessment Skills Test
    Chapter 4. Assessing the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle
    Basic Anatomy
    Common Deviations
    Assessment Process
    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle
    How the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle Relates to the Feet, Ankles, Knees, and Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Structural Assessment Skills Test
    Chapter 5. Assessing the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle
    Basic Anatomy
    Common Deviations
    Assessment Process
    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle
    How the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle Relate to All Other Areas of the Body
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Structural Assessment Skills Test
    Chapter 6. Assessing the Neck and Head
    Basic Anatomy
    Common Deviations
    Assessment Process
    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Neck and Head
    How the Head and Neck Relate to the Rest of the Body
    Concluding the Structural Assessment Process
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Part II. Understanding Muscles and Movement
    Chapter 7. Anatomy in Real Life
    How Gravity Affects Movement
    How Ground Reaction Forces Affect Movement
    Overview of the Musculoskeletal System
    Human Bungee Cord System
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 8. Functional Anatomy of the Feet and Ankles
    Bones and Joints
    Soft Tissue Structures
    Muscles
    Effect of Foot and Ankle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 9. Functional Anatomy of the Knees
    Bones and Joints
    Soft Tissue Structures
    Muscles
    Effect of Knee Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 10. Functional Anatomy of the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle
    Bones and Joints
    Soft Tissue Structures
    Muscles
    Effect of Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 11. Functional Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle
    Bones and Joints
    Soft Tissue Structures
    Muscles
    Effect of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 12. Functional Anatomy of the Neck and Head
    Bones and Joints
    Soft Tissue Structures
    Muscles
    Effect of the Neck and Head Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 13. Fascia
    Fascial Systems for Flexion and Extension
    Fascial Systems for Lateral Movement
    Fascial Systems for Rotational Movement
    Fascial Systems and Complex Movement
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check

    Part III. Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise
    Chapter 14. Elements of Corrective Exercise Programs
    Building Client Confidence
    Order of Exercises
    Evaluating Exercises
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 15. Self-Myofascial Release
    What Is Self-Myofascial Release?
    Origins of Self-Myofascial Release
    Benefits of Self-Myofascial Release
    Types of Self-Myofascial Release
    Teaching Tips for Self-Myofascial Release Techniques
    When Not to Use Self-Myofascial Release Techniques
    Additional Considerations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 16. Stretching
    What Is Stretching?
    Origins of Stretching
    Benefits of Stretching
    Types of Stretches
    Teaching Tips for Stretching Exercises
    When Not to Use Stretching Exercises
    Additional Considerations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 17. Strengthening
    What Is Strengthening?
    Origins of Strengthening Exercises
    Benefits of Strengthening Exercises
    Types of Strengthening Exercises
    Teaching Tips for Strengthening Exercises
    When Not to Use Strengthening Exercises
    Additional Considerations
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 18. Static Postural Considerations
    Standing Postures
    Seated Postures
    Sleeping Postures
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check 1
    Self-Check 2

    Part IV. Complete Corrective Exercise Library
    Chapter 19. Self-Myofascial Release Exercises
    Self-Myofascial Release Quick Tips
    Self-Myofascial Release Exercise Library
    Golf Ball Roll
    Calf Massage
    Foam Roller Quadriceps
    Foam Roller IT Band
    Foam Roller on Inner Thigh
    Foam Roller Hip Flexors
    Tennis Ball on Hip Flexors
    Foam Roller Gluteal Complex
    Tennis Ball Side of Hip
    One Tennis Ball on Lower Back
    Foam Roller Quadratus Lumborum
    Two Tennis Balls on Upper Back
    Foam Roller Thoracic Spine
    Foam Roller on Lats
    Tennis Ball Around Shoulder Blade
    Tennis Ball on Shoulder Blade
    Abdominal Massage
    Chest Massage
    Front of Shoulder Massage
    Tennis Ball on Biceps
    Forearm Massage
    Hand Massage
    Theracane on Trapezius
    Theracane Back of Neck
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 20. Stretching Exercises
    Stretching Exercise Quick Tips
    Stretching Exercise Library
    Foot and Toe Stretch
    Calf Stretch
    Quadriceps Stretch
    Hamstring Stretch
    Glute Stretch
    Piriformis Stretch
    Abductor Stretch
    Adductor Stretch
    Lower Back Stretch
    Lying Rotation Stretch
    Hip Flexor Stretch (Sagittal)
    Hip Flexor Stretch (Frontal)
    Hip Flexor Stretch (Transverse)
    Door Frame Stretch
    Chest Stretch
    Biceps Stretch
    “Why” Stretch
    Lying Front of Shoulder Stretch
    Neck Extensors Stretch
    Trapezius Stretch
    Palm on Wall Stretch
    Forearm Stretch
    Wall Rotation Stretch
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 21. Strengthening Exercises
    Strengthening Exercise Quick Tips
    Strengthening Exercise Library
    Big Toe Pushdowns
    Lying Pelvic Tilt
    Duck Stand
    Gluteal Activation Over Ball
    Butt Lift
    Side Lying Leg Lift
    Shoulder Retraction on Floor
    Straight Arm Pulldown
    Seated Row
    The Flasher (Lying)
    The Wave Goodbye (Lying)
    Straight Arm Raise (Lying)
    Neck Flexion
    Extension Crunch
    Back Step With Arm Raise
    Lunge With Knee Pull
    Lunge With Arm Raise
    Lunge With Side Reach
    Side Lunge With Rotation
    The Pivot
    Lunge to Step Up
    Sumo Squat With Rotation
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check

    Part V. Corrective Exercise Program Design
    Chapter 22. Building Successful Client Relationships
    Understanding Basic Motivations and Behavior
    How Roles Affect Behavior
    Encouraging Client Participation
    Functioning as a Facilitator
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 23. Conducting Consultations
    First Contact
    Verbal Assessment Process
    Visual and Hands-On Assessment Process
    Closing the Deal
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check 1
    Self-Check 2
    Chapter 24. Structuring Sessions and Programs
    Beginning and Building Programs
    Practical Considerations for Beginning and Building Programs
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 25. Sample Sessions and Program
    Client Background Information
    Client Goals
    Structural Assessment Results
    Exercise Programming and Recommendations
    Case Study Conclusion
    Documenting Your Own Clients’ Homework
    Self-Check

    Part VI. Business of Corrective Exercise
    Chapter 26. Enhancing Your Professional Image
    Perfecting Your Protocols and Procedures
    Improving Your Image to Attract New Clients
    Integrating Corrective Exercise Protocols With Current Clients
    Keys to Success
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 27. Marketing Your Corrective Exercise Services
    Understanding How Marketing Works
    Creating Marketing Messages
    Evaluating Delivery Methods
    Implementing Your Marketing Strategy
    Transitioning to a Full-Time Corrective Exercise Specialist
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Chapter 28. Scope of Practice, Networks, and Referrals
    Maintaining Your Scope of Practice
    Developing Professional Networks and Referrals
    Social Media and Networking Groups
    Networking With Your Clients
    Review of Key Points
    Self-Check
    Appendix. Blank Client Assessment Diagram
    Glossary
    References
    Index
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Justin Price is the creator of The BioMechanics Method, a systematic process used to assess and correct the underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Thousands of health and fitness professionals in more than 60 countries have earned The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) credential—the highest-rated corrective exercise program in the industry.

    Known as one of the top musculoskeletal assessment and corrective exercise experts in the world, Price was named the Personal Trainer of the Year by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association in 2006. He is a subject matter expert on corrective exercise for the American Council on Exercise, BOSU, TRX (Fitness Anywhere), Personal Training on the Net, and PTA Global.

    Price has also authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Functional Training Illustrated and The Amazing Tennis Ball Back Pain Cure. He has been an expert consultant for Arthritis Today, BBC, Chicago Tribune, Discovery Health, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, MSNBC, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and Women’s Health & Fitness.