Stretch & Strengthen
Books of Discovery’s flagship text, Trail Guide to the Body: A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more covers the subject of palpatory anatomy. This booklet is designed to present two complementary subjects - stretching and strengthening.
Strengthening reduces risk of injury; increases balance, stability and flexibility, keeping the body strong. Stretching improves flexibility and range of motion.
This concise reference guide gives you instructions for 100 guided strengthening exercises and simple stretches, covering all the movements at the major joints, suggested uses of light equipment for stretching and strengthening, detailed four-color illustrations demonstrating muscle movement during the exercises.
This reference manual quickly puts these fundamental subjects of manual therapy at your fingertips. Great for manual therapists or anyone who values the benefits of stretching and strengthening.
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. These sensitive points of tissue are often associated with palpable nodules in taut muscle fibers and, when compressed, elicit referred pain, local tenderness or a twitch response.
This concise reference supports manual therapists familiar with Trigger Point therapy, quickly putting trigger points at their fingertips. For those wishing to learn the fundamentals of Trigger Point therapy or study the subject in greater depth, a list of recommended texts is provided. Students and practitioners will value the quality illustrations and easy access to this practical information.
This full-color guide helps you quickly find and treat trigger points in your clients by identifying: Common location of a trigger point in a particular muscle belly, possible causes of trigger points, symptoms and indications, pain patterns, associated trigger points, differential diagnoses.
* The content in this book is also found as an appendix in the Trail Guide to the Body textbook (hard copy and digital) 5th Edition.