Here is a definitive guide to flexibility that revises the conceptual framework of the field. From the conceptual foundations of research to the practical applications of stretching techniques in a number of domains, this book provides a fresh perspective on flexibility, one that challenges current thinking and professional practice. It covers all major types of flexibility technique and training, with an emphasis on when and how to use each method safely and effectively. Specific applications to rehabilitation, sport, fitness, and dance make this book an invaluable resource for all practitioners and professionals in the field of human movement.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 9 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"A multiauthored review of flexibility. ... An interesting and thorough guide to the current theories and practical applications of flexibility training is included. ... Recommended Readership: Strength and conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians in the areas of primary care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopedics." (Jonathan Finnoff, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 83 (8), July, 2008)
"In Flexibility: A Concise Guide to Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation, the authors address these and other questions based on their cumulative years of work in this area. ... I found Flexibility: A Concise Guide informative and helpful. I recommend this book to practitioners who wish to increase their understanding of flexibility and the application of stretching techniques." (Thomas Wesley Allen, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 109 (2), February, 2009)
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