Facilitated Stretching

ISBN-10: 0736062483
ISBN-13: 9780736062480
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Includes DVD to provide users a dynamic, comprehensive approach to learning the latest stretching techniques. Contains a concise overview of how to use PNF(proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation). Specifically details the spiral diagonal patterns  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 2/21/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Includes DVD to provide users a dynamic, comprehensive approach to learning the latest stretching techniques. Contains a concise overview of how to use PNF(proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation). Specifically details the spiral diagonal patterns that stretch muscle groups simultaneously and replicate the movements required in sports and physical activities. Provides stretch routines that incorporate the use of Swiss balls, bands, and cords.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Prerequisites
Understanding the Basics of Stretching
Types of Muscle Contractions
Reflexes Relevant to Stretching
Types of Stretching
Guidelines for Stretching
Focusing on Facilitated Stretching
Overview of PNF
From PNF Stretching to Facilitated Stretching
Guidelines for Performing Facilitated Stretches
Detailed Sequence for Facilitated Stretching
Safety Considerations for Facilitated Stretching
Effect of Fatigue on Stretcher and Partner
Using the Spiral-Diagonal Patterns of PNF
Practicing the Patterns as Free Movement
Stretching With the Patterns
Strengthening With the Patterns
The Stretches
Stretches for the Lower Extremity
Hip Extensors: Hamstrings and Gluteus Maximus
Hip Rotators: Piriformis
Hip Abductors
Hip Adductors
Hip Flexors: Quadriceps Group
Hip Flexors: Psoas and Iliacus
Plantar Flexors: Gastrocnemius and Soleus
Toe Flexors: Flexor Hallucis Longus, Flexor Digitorum Longus
Dorsiflexors: Anterior Tibialis
Toe Extensors: Extensor Hallucis Longus, Extensor Digitorum Longus
Evertors--Peroneal (Fibularis) Group; Invertors--Tibialis Anterior and Posterior
Spiral-Diagonal Patterns for the Lower Extremity
Stretches for the Upper Extremity
Shoulder Stabilizers
Pectoralis Major, Biceps, Triceps
Muscles of the Wrist and Hand
Spiral-Diagonal Patterns for the Upper Extremity
Stretches for the Neck and Torso
Muscles of the Neck
Muscles of the Torso
Beyond the Basics
Combining Techniques to Release Fibrotic Tissue
Modifying Fibrotic Tissue to Reduce Pain and Restore Range of Motion
Blending Soft Tissue Work and Facilitated Stretching
Releasing Fibrotic Tissue: Six Examples
Stretching Routines for Specific Activities
Running
Throwing and Racket Sports
Cycling
Golf
Swimming
Everyday Sequence
Rusty Hinges
Routines for Common Soft Tissue Injuries
Caring for Acute and Chronic Injuries
Focusing on Upper Body Conditions
Focusing on Lower Body Conditions
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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