The principles described can be incorporated very quickly and effectively into a treatment plan, and can be used to assist in the rehabilitation of anyone who is recovering from an injury. The book contains easy to follow ‘postural muscle’ tables that can be used to monitor the progress of patients.
Contents: Acknowledgements, Preface, Anatomical Terminology, Planes of Body Motion, Muscles and Function, Theory of Muscle Energy Techniques, Muscle Imbalances, Core Muscle Relationships, Upper Body, Lower Body, Trunk, Specific Testing for Muscle Weakness, References, Index.
Author John Gibbons is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specialising in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. He runs his own practice, Peak Performance, based at the internationally known Oxford University sports complex. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for over 12 years, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals in a range of sports. He has written many articles, which have been published through the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Injury Bulletin.
For further information, see www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk