- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Lotus Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (31 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905367422
- ISBN-13: 978-1905367429
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 27.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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The second edition of this book will help anyone working in the physical therapies to assist patients with achieving optimum flexibility and strength. Elphinston draws on many influences, including Shirley Sahrmann and Thomas Myers, to introduce new ways to look at movement dysfunction and musculoskeletal pain. The former presents what she calls a 'kinesiopathic model', identifying all components involved in a mechanical problem. The latter postulates a fascial link to chronic or recurrent body weakness.
Stability, Sport and Performance Movementchallenges the prevailing orthodox view that clinical diagnosis and treatment for medical pain should focus solely on the pain-producing tissue. It promotes consideration and assessment of the function of associated structures. The book can help inform both the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal movement patterns.
I found it a rewarding read and can wholeheartedly recommend it. --Donald Scott, ND DO The Osteopath Magazine
About the Author
Her client list includes the British Olympic Association, Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship medallists in summer and winter sports, professional golfers and footballers, dancers and musicians.
Joanne's consultancy includes advising professional sporting organisations on technical movement enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
She also has extensive experience in child and adolescent development for sport and its progression into senior competition, with her popular book on the subject currently published in Swedish and Norwegian.
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Joanne describes and explores human movement with a profound practicality that is accessible to practitioners and lay people. She breaks down the complex elements required for movement efficacy to a level of simplicity that is only possible with a deep understanding of not just the musculoskeletal system, but the nervous system that drives it.
The exercises/drills included in the book will assist in building stability, but perhaps more importantly they open up new movement possibilities and unlock dormant potential. They are described succinctly and with an elegant simplicity.
If you want less pain, more energy and to move better, faster and stronger - or help others to, this is a must read.
This book will allow anyone who follows the golden threads captured within it's pages to move with power and yet grace and poise. It has transformed our Physio clinic and it's approach.
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One of the most common cues in the group fitness world is to “squeeze” or “brace” the core, a cue I often used in classes in an attempt to help students activate their core musculature and one I used in my own exercise practice.
After years of practicing this technique, I developed severe, chronic abdominal and pelvic pain. The pain was precipitated, in part, by my inappropriate bracing strategy.
This book does a lovely job of explaining the structure and function of the core and why a bracing strategy is not universally appropriate, and how it interferes with normal breathing mechanics and energy transfer. It provides beautiful, easy to understand descriptions of exercises to more appropriately engage the core and excellent curing strategies. The explanations are very clear and easy to understand and the exercises given are just brilliant. I’ve incorporated many into my own exercise routine and seen a tremendous shift in my chronic pain and in my exercise performance.
I’ve also incorporated many of the exercises and curing strategies into my fitness and lecture classes and students are responding with excitement and enthusiasm.
I’ve recommended this book to a number of colleagues and students and each has been as impressed and excited about it as I have. When I learn something incredible, I love to share it with others and I really hope this review helps to do that. Please, if you work with human movement or are an athlete or exerciser yourself, get this book. You will be thrilled that you did.
anyways, the content of this book is 5 stars. it focuses on the A-Z of how to build up a strong, interconnected athletic body. it has saved me from tons of pain and misery and has taught me how to balanced my hips and my torso and improve my strength enough to facilitate proper shoulder movement. who would've thought that my shoulder tightness all this time was due to having poor hip flexibility and strength! this book is phenomenal and a must have for any athletic individuals (I bought it to educate myself and therefore cannot speak on its merit for practitioners; however I think it's an excellent book in that regard as well). I went to 4 physical therapists for my shoulder problems, and not a single one thought of looking at my hips and core to see if there was a greater biomechanical issue there that was causing my shoulder dysfunction. as it turns out, the body is incredibly interrelated, with upper limbs and muscles being highly dependent on the strength of lower muscle groups to provide stability and a strong platform to operate on.
this book will help you bullet-proof your body from injury, teach you how to have fully-optimal athletic biomechanics, and take you to a new level of athletic performance (especially for those of us who will never be professional athletes and are getting fitter and stronger for the love of athleticism; not having anyone show you the ropes can lead you into traps you never saw coming, but this book will set you straight for good). absolutely worth the purchase, but perhaps the book was a little redundant/verbose at times. still highly, highly recommended, 5 stars
The chapter on anatomy of stability covers the difference between stabilizers and mobilizers and their impact on movement control in the three control zones of muscle action. This was very helpful in helping me understand the relationship between poor stability and the root cause of pain problems. Key concepts in efficient movement covers posture, breathing, the foot, the face, and subtle compensation patterns that reveal a lot about a person. This has helped up my game in evaluation processes.
Functional assessment, activation and awareness, integration, global coordination, and dynamic control are covered in great detail at the end of the book. I liked how the book takes the learning and information process to the real life application process designing training programs. You can bring an athlete back from an injury and help them move more efficiently for injury prevention.
As a clinician and an athlete this book is an invaluable tool in the quest to become better at what you love. I highly recommend this book be added to your library of must reads. No matter where you are in the game of athletics; clinician, coach, or competitor this book is essential.