The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation

The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation

by Christopher M. Norris


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Back pain will affect 80 percent of your clients at some point in their lives, and it costs UK businesses an estimated £5 billion annually both in days absent and through litigation. The back is a complex structure and all other parts of the body rely on its smooth functioning. Christopher Norris takes the reader through the anatomy and mechanics of the back, the injuries and disorders the various structures of the back can suffer, and then recommends the best practice for rehabilitation, covering:

· the range of back conditions

· the role of posture and muscle imbalance in back pain

· the principles of back rehabilitation

· client assessment and rehabilitation planning

· gym-based back rehabilitation

· functional retraining for the back

· yoga and clinical Pilates for back rehabilitation

The Complete Guide to Back Rehabilitation is the essential resource for all experts involved in back care, including massage therapists, exercise therapists, physiotherapists, and fitness professionals. This complete guide clearly outlines both the theory and practical tools to produce an effective back rehabilitation program and offers advice on how to protect clients against further damage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408187227
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: Complete Guides Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 933,505
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher M. Norris is a chartered physiotherapist, sports scientist, highly successful author, and established lecturer and consultant. He has over twenty years' experience in treating soft-tissue injuries and specializes in sports injuries and exercise therapy. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Stretching, The Complete Guide to Sports Injuries, and The Complete Guide to Exercise Therapy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How the back works 1

Chapter 2 Back conditions 22

Chapter 3 Posture and back pain 37

Chapter 4 Principles of back rehabilitation 55

Chapter 5 Client assessment and rehabilitation planning 79

Chapter 6 Constructing a back rehabilitation programme 95

Chapter 7 Gym-based back rehabilitation 128

Chapter 8 Functional retraining for the back 151

Chapter 9 Yoga for back rehabilitation 175

Chapter 10 Clinical Pilates for back rehabilitation 200

References 229

Index 231

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