|Author||: Jane Paterson|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2008-12-17|
|ISBN 10||: 0702033057|
|Pages||: 284 pages|
Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves. describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms describes the treatment of common medical conditions provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions
|Author||: Jane Paterson|
|Release Date||: 2009|
|ISBN 10||: 9780750656474|
|Pages||: 266 pages|
The Pilates technique is very much used in physiotherapy treatment, especially in remedial exercises to aid recovery and rehabilitation after surgery as well as with back problems and sports injuries. This text is ideal for physical therapists, nurses, and trainers.
The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms. - A must-have for all Pilates professionals: teachers, trainers, physiotherapists.
The rapid and continuous growth in the amount of available medical information and the variety of multimodal content has created demand for a fast and reliable technology capable of processing data and delivering results in a user-friendly manner, whenever and wherever the information is needed. Multimodal acquisition systems, AI-powered applications, and biocybernetic support for medical procedures, physiotherapy and prevention have opened up exciting new avenues in terms of optimizing the healthcare system for the benefit of patients. This book presents a comprehensive study on the latest advances in medical data science and gathers carefully selected articles written by respected experts on information technology. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach and addressing both theoretical and applied aspects, it chiefly focuses on: Artificial Intelligence Image Analysis Sound and Motion in Physiotherapy and Physioprevention Modeling and Simulation Medical Data Analysis Given its scope, the book offers a valuable reference tool for all scientists who deal with problems of designing and implementing information processing tools employed in systems that assist in patient diagnosis and treatment, as well as students who want to learn more about the latest innovations in quantitative medical data analysis, data mining, and artificial intelligence.
The third edition of this Complete Guide. A guide for new mums, fitness leaders and physios on how to regain fitness following the birth of a baby, including lots of exercises, advice, and all relevant anatomy and physiology. Clearly explained, fully updated and packed with exercises. Includes new guidance and up to date references, and all illustrations replaced with new photographs.
The joint effort of a psychotherapist, a Pilates instructor, and a respected New York back surgeon, this book offers a step-by-step method for gentle rehabilitation and recovery, a proven program for regaining mobility and quality of life.
|Author||: Beth A. Kaplanek,Brett Levine,Miles Jaffe|
|Publisher||: Human Kinetics|
|Release Date||: 2011-05-24|
|ISBN 10||: 1492582883|
|Pages||: 384 pages|
As hip and knee conditions continue to become more prevalent, so does the demand for a rapid and complete return to function in these lower-extremity joints. Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties provides foundational guidelines and protocols—with specific modifications—for the use of Pilates in increasing core strength, balance, and flexibility and restoring function and range of motion with pre- and postoperative knee and hip syndromes and arthroplasties. Written for Pilates instructors, manual therapists, personal trainers, and physicians, this text introduces Pilates as a safe fitness and rehabilitation tool for individuals with knee or hip conditions. Developed over 90 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates method is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises that have been shown to tone muscles and improve posture, flexibility, range of motion, and balance. Low impact and completely adaptable according to specific syndromes or fitness level, Pilates exercises are well suited for use in pre- and postoperative exercise regimens, and Pilates mat exercises can be easily incorporated into home programs. Pilates for Hip and Knee Syndromes and Arthroplasties begins with a review of the anatomy of the hip and knee, a discussion of the most common conditions, and an overview of nonoperative and operative treatments. Building this background information will help readers gain a better understanding of why certain exercises are applied at various points in the rehabilitation time line. The next portion of the text is dedicated to specific Pilates techniques and mat exercises and includes baseline recommendations for range of motion and both pre- and postoperative modifications for the knee and hip. Reference tables outline classical Pilates mat exercises and place them in specific rehabilitation time lines from six weeks to three months, three months to six months, and beyond six months postoperative. More than 600 photos clearly demonstrate the exercises and feature detailed instructions for correct execution of the techniques. To assist with clients who have never performed Pilates exercises or are in the very early stages after surgery, pre-Pilates exercises are also presented to help build core strength and range of motion. Case scenarios and sample Pilates mat programs provide additional guidelines on the correct application of the exercises, while an exercise finder located in the front of the text quickly directs readers to the appropriate exercises for each postop time line. As a bonus, a Web resource included with the text provides fully trained Pilates instructors with guidelines on using the Pilates equipment to develop programs for clients with hip or knee conditions. Instructors will learn what equipment is appropriate to incorporate at the optimal time for rehabilitation. In addition, a resource finder is included to assist readers in finding a qualified Pilates training program and a qualified Pilates instructor.
Discusses the mental disorder known as schizophrenia, including its history, symptoms, treatment, and current research.
Pilates for Rehabilitation explains how to incorporate Pilates exercises into rehabilitation programs to heal injuries, improve core strength, promote efficient movement, and help manage pain.
Includes breathing techniques and mindful exercises to benefit the chakras, the seven spiritual centers of the body, with a "recipe card" for each exercise, which includes color, location, physical senses, emotions, and affirmations.
Though postural assessment is a skill required by most therapists and useful for many health and fitness professionals, few resources offer a complete discussion of the topic to support practitioners in the task. Written for students and practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, sports medicine, athletic training, and fitness instruction, Postural Assessment is a guide to determining muscular or fascial imbalance and whether that imbalance contributes to a patient’s or client’s pain or dysfunction. Jane Johnson, a practicing physiotherapist and sport massage therapist and instructor, breaks down the complex and holistic process of assessing posture into easy-to-assimilate sections. Johnson begins with a discussion of ideal posture and the factors affecting posture as well as how to provide the correct environment for postural assessment, necessary equipment, and the importance of documenting assessment findings. Then she details procedures for executing postural assessments from standing posterior, lateral, and anterior views as well as with the patient or client in a seated position. The text features tips for improving assessment technique, and What Your Findings Mean sections provide readers—students in particular—with guidance for systematic analysis. Each chapter ends with five Quick Questions, with answers, to assist in gauging understanding of the topics covered. Information in the text is enhanced with detailed illustrations that offer visual cues to learning postural assessment and identifying anatomical relationships. Line drawings illustrate bony landmarks used in the assessments, and numerous photos show both obvious and subtle postural variations. Reproducible illustrated postural assessment charts in the appendix provide space for recording observations during each step of the assessment. Postural Assessment can assist practitioners in learning what posture reveals about the relationships among various body parts and in determining whether such relationships cause or contribute to pain or discomfort. As a resource for novices, Postural Assessment offers guidance in observing and identifying common postural forms and interpreting those observations. Postural Assessment is part of the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series, which features specific tools for assessment and treatment that fall well within the realm of massage therapists but may be useful for other body workers, such as osteopaths and fitness instructors. The guides include full-color instructional photographs, Tips sections that aid in adjusting massage techniques, Client Talk boxes that present ideas for creatively applying techniques for various types of clients, and questions for testing knowledge and skill.