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Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy

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ISBN - 9780736070171
Autor(es) - Christopher M. Norris
Editora - Human Kinetics
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N º de páginas: 360

2ª Edição

Ano de Edição: 2008


Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition, is designed to help practitioners recognize and manage back conditions using proven clinical approaches to stabilize the spine. More than just another sequence of back exercises, this text provides a theoretical foundation that will guide you in selecting the most effective exercises for each client and integrating them into a complete program to offer the best possible care in back health.

A focus on evidence-based practice pervades Back Stability to address one of the most common maladies of modern living: back pain. This text combines research from around the world in the areas of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor skill training with the practical knowledge of author Christopher Norris, a physiotherapist, exercise professional, and teacher for more than 30 years. With his expertise, you will gain the practical knowledge to help you recognize and assess inappropriate movement patterns whether caused by injury or simple day-to-day activity and use a process of clinical decision making to determine which exercises to use in developing effective back care programs.

In addition to updated research, the second edition has undergone many changes that improve the books layout and make it more user friendly:
  • The 33 new exercises as well as modified versions of previous exercises help refine and customize each program.
  • Detailed teaching elements throughout the book provide constructive and motivating ways to prescribe exercises to clients and patients.
  • Photographs clearly demonstrate each exercise technique and, where appropriate, are overlayed with arrows or lines to show proper body alignment.
  • A second color is integrated throughout the text, enhancing the visual flow.
  • Bullet points summarize and facilitate quick reference of exercise technique, and checklists aid in exercise prescription.
  • A larger format for the text allows for a more attractive presentation with bigger photos and easier recognition of important information.

    • The second edition of Back Stability is organized into five parts that follow a logical progression from initial concepts to clinical applications. The text introduces the problems of back pain and instability and provides an explanation of spinal anatomy, movements, and the physics of lifting. A discussion follows of the basic skills required for developing stability. Assessments of posture and muscle balance are highlighted, and foundational movements for development of core stability are introduced.
      After covering the basics, the text moves into more practical applications by presenting progressive exercises and basic equipment used for developing greater stability. Information on abdominal training, resistance apparatus, speed and power, and practical functional progressions will help your patients or clients increase back stability and enhance performance. Finally, real-life patient examples illustrate how to structure a full back stability program.

      Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition, presents an alternative method for the treatment of back pain and provides each patient or client the opportunity to actively participate in recovery and maintenance. By integrating the science behind back pain into a useable format for understanding and application, Back Stability offers proven methods of care and assists your work with clients and patients to alleviate their pain, increase their back stability, and help them return to a fully functional lifestyle.

      Table of Contents

      Part I. Conceptual Foundation
      Chapter 1. What Is Back Stability
      • Scope of the Problem
      • A New Look at the Etiology and Treatment of Back Pain
      • Model Used in This Book: Lumbar Stabilization
      • Summary
        • Chapter 2. Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine
          • Anatomy of the Vertebral Column
          • Axial Compression
          • Movements of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis
          • The Mechanics of Bending and Lifting
          • Lifting Methods
          • Summary
            • Chapter 3. Stabilization Mechanisms of the Lumbar Spine
              • Posterior Ligamentous System
              • Thoracolumbar Fascia
              • Trunk Muscle Action
              • Intra-Abdominal Pressure Mechanism
              • Summary
                • Chapter 4. Principles of Muscle Imbalance
                  • Basic Concepts
                  • Muscle Adaptation to Increased and Decreased Usage
                  • Training Specificity
                  • Changes in Muscle Length
                  • Summary

                    • Part II. Establishing Stability
                      Chapter 5. Posture
                      • Optimal Postural Alignment
                      • Postural Stability and Body Sway
                      • Basic Postural Assessment
                      • Principles of Postural Correction
                      • Posture Types and How to Correct Them
                      • Summary
                        • Chapter 6. Muscle Balance Tests
                          • Assessing Stretched Muscles Testing Inner-Range Holding Ability
                          • Assessing Shortened Muscles
                          • Principles of Muscle Stretching
                          • Stretching Target Muscles
                          • Assessing Segmental Control
                          • Summary
                            • Chapter 7. Foundation Movements
                              • Teaching Your Clients to Control Pelvic Tilt
                              • Teaching Your Clients to Identify and Assume the Neutral Position
                              • Teaching Your Clients to Use Abdominal Hollowing
                              • Teaching Your Clients to Contract the Multifidus Muscles at Will
                              • Summary

                                • Part III. Progressing Stability Training
                                  Chapter 8. Limb Loading
                                  • Superimposed Limb Movements
                                  • Summary

                                    • Chapter 9. Unstable Base
                                      • Theory of Proprioception
                                      • Benefits of Training
                                      • Summary
                                        • Chapter 10. Gym Ball
                                          • Gym Ball Exercises
                                          • Summary
                                            • Chapter 11. Foam Rollers
                                              • Principles
                                              • Summary

                                                • Part IV. Building Back Fitness
                                                  Chapter 12. Faults With Traditional Abdominal Training
                                                  • Sit-Up
                                                  • Straight-Leg Raise
                                                  • Potentially Dangerous Exercises
                                                  • Summary
                                                    • Chapter 13. Abdominal Training Using Stability Concepts
                                                      • Modifications of the Sit-Up
                                                      • Modifications of the Straight-Leg Raise (SLR)
                                                      • Ab Roller Exercises
                                                      • Testing Midsection Muscle Endurance
                                                      • Summary
                                                        • Chapter 14. Resistance Training for Core Strength
                                                          • Weight Training
                                                          • Summary
                                                            • Chapter 15. Speed and Power in Core Training
                                                              • Theory of Power Through Speed Training
                                                              • Summary
                                                                • Chapter 16. Functional Training
                                                                  • Movement Analysis
                                                                  • Movement Components
                                                                  • Lifting Techniques
                                                                  • Summary

                                                                    • Part V. Clinical Application
                                                                      Chapter 17. Preliminary Client Assessment
                                                                      • Assessing Pain
                                                                      • Assessing Disability
                                                                      • Summary
                                                                        • Chapter 18. Designing the Program
                                                                          • Needs Analysis
                                                                          • Program Aims
                                                                          • Training Plan
                                                                          • Principles for Designing a Stability Program
                                                                          • Summary
                                                                            • Chapter 19. Case History Illustrations
                                                                              • Overweight Client
                                                                              • Athlete With Poor Stability
                                                                              • Client With Acute Pain
                                                                              • Patient Unwilling to Exercise
                                                                              • Pregnant Client With Back Pain
                                                                              • Summary