Musculoskeletal Medicine

Flexibility: A Concise Guide

To Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation

Authors: Holt, Laurence E., Pelham, Thomas E., Holt, Jason

  • Comprehensive: covers all relevant aspects of flexibility
  • Summarizes the basic science underlying the physiology of stretching
  • Synthesizes the important literature and offers a concept of how tissues respond to each of the stretching methods
  • Proposes a new explanation, referred to as the Fascia Hypothesis
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About this book

This groundbreaking book is a definitive guide to flexibility and revises the conceptual framework of the field. In Flexibility: A Concise Guide, the authors provide a fresh perspective on flexibility, one that challenges current thinking and professional practice, from the conceptual foundations of research to the practical applications of stretching techniques in a number of domains. All major types of flexibility technique and training are covered in this comprehensive text, 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. Combining three decades of sport and rehabilitation research with critical and creative thinking and analysis, Flexibility: A Concise Guide is a must-have resource for sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors, coaches, and other professionals.

Reviews

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)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Holt, Laurence E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Stretching Techniques and Exercise Prescriptions

    Holt, Laurence E. (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

  • Stretching the Major Muscle Groups of the Lower Limb

    Holt, Laurence E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-35

  • Stretching the Major Muscle Groups of the Upper Limb

    Holt, Laurence E. (et al.)

    Pages 37-45

  • Stretching the Major Muscle Groups of the Trunk and Neck

    Holt, Laurence E. (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-105-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-104-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flexibility: A Concise Guide
Book Subtitle
To Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation
Authors
Series Title
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-105-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-105-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-60327-104-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 162
Number of Illustrations and Tables
163 b/w illustrations
Topics