PNF in Practice

  • Filename: pnf-in-practice.
  • ISBN: 9783662041345
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 401
  • Author: Susan Adler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The approach here is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott, and this second edition adds many new illustrations including demonstrations of the techniques and pictures of actual patient treatment. The gait section has been expanded with an introduction to normal components and photos of patient treatment. The mat section has also been enlarged and includes illustrations of patient treatment.

PNF in Practice

  • Filename: pnf-in-practice.
  • ISBN: 9783662028766
  • Release Date: 2013-03-09
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Susan Adler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

  • Filename: proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation.
  • ISBN: 0061425958
  • Release Date: 1985-01-01
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Dorothy E. Voss
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This edition presents both the "what" and the "how to" in education and therapy. The text's practical approach to therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular education or re-education includes detailed analyses of patterns of facilitation, descriptions of the repertoire of techniques, and illustrations depicting individual patterns and total patterns of movement. Copiously illustrated throughout, it covers patterns pertaining to specific areas of the body as well as mat activities that are used to promote full-body functioning.

Facilitated Stretching 4E

  • Filename: facilitated-stretching-4e.
  • ISBN: 9781450434317
  • Release Date: 2013-11-18
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Robert McAtee
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics



Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, examines techniques and guidelines for PNF stretches in a variety of settings. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench. Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey. It also includes general stretches for everyday use, plus stretches for those with “rusty hinges.” These ready-made stretching routines make it easy to incorporate facilitated stretching into a workout regimen and take the guesswork out of organizing a stretching routine to match the needs of a specific sport.

Understanding Mechanical Ventilation

  • Filename: understanding-mechanical-ventilation.
  • ISBN: 1848828691
  • Release Date: 2010-02-01
  • Number of pages: 543
  • Author: Ashfaq Hasan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Simplify, simplify! Henry David Thoreau For writers of technical books, there can be no better piece of advice. Around the time of writing the first edition – about a decade ago – there were very few monographs on this s- ject: today, there are possibly no less than 20. Based on critical inputs, this edition stands thoroughly revamped. New chapters on ventilator waveforms, airway humidification, and aerosol therapy in the ICU now find a place. Novel software-based modes of ventilation have been included. Ventilator-associated pneumonia has been se- rated into a new chapter. Many new diagrams and algorithms have been added. As in the previous edition, considerable energy has been spent in presenting the material in a reader-friendly, conv- sational style. And as before, the book remains firmly rooted in physiology. My thanks are due to Madhu Reddy, Director of Universities Press – formerly a professional associate and now a friend, P. Sudhir, my tireless Pulmonary Function Lab technician who found the time to type the bits and pieces of this manuscript in between patients, A. Sobha for superbly organizing my time, Grant Weston and Cate Rogers at Springer, London, Balasaraswathi Jayakumar at Spi, India for her tremendous support, and to Dr. C. Eshwar Prasad, who, for his words of advice, I should have thanked years ago. vii viii Preface to the Second Edition Above all, I thank my wife and daughters, for understanding.

Behavioral and Psychological Approaches to Breathing Disorders

  • Filename: behavioral-and-psychological-approaches-to-breathing-disorders.
  • ISBN: 0306444461
  • Release Date: 1994-02-28
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: B.H. Timmons
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



We start life with a breath, and the process continues automatically for the rest of our lives. Because breathing continues on its own, without our awareness, it does not necessarily mean that it is always functioning for optimum mental and physical health. The opposite is true often. The problem with breathing is that it seems so easy and natural that we rarely give it a second thought. We breathe: we inhale, we exhale. What could be simpler? But behind that simple act lies a process that affects us profoundly. It affects the way we think and feel, the quality of what we create, and how we function in our daily life. Breathing affects our psychological and physiological states, while our psychological states affect the pattern of our breathing. For example, when anxious, we tend to hold our breath and speak at the end of inspiration in a high-pitched voice. Depressed people tend to sigh and speak at the end of expiration in a low-toned voice. A child having a temper tantrum holds his or her breath until blue in the face. Hyperven tilation causes not only anxiety but also such a variety of symptoms that patients can go from one specialty department to another until a wise clinician spots the abnormal breathing pattern and the patient is successfully trained to shift from maladaptive to normal breathing behavior.

Steps to Follow

  • Filename: steps-to-follow.
  • ISBN: 354060720X
  • Release Date: 2000-05-08
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: Patricia M. Davies
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This new edition of a best-selling guide incorporates significant advances in the early and later rehabilitation of neurologically impaired patients. Based on the Bobath concept, Davies' approach to rehabilitation stresses the need to equip the patient for a full life, rather than setting arbitrary goals for functioning in a sheltered environment. Activities are described for correcting abnormal movement patterns and facial difficulties. Ways to regain walking, balance and other normal movement sequences are explained and demonstrated with 750 photographs of patients being treated.

The Yale Swallow Protocol

  • Filename: the-yale-swallow-protocol.
  • ISBN: 9783319051130
  • Release Date: 2014-05-14
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Author: Steven B. Leder
  • Publisher: Springer



The Yale Swallow Protocol is an evidence-based protocol that is the only screening instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and, when passed, is able to recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia testing. Based upon research by Drs. Steven B. Leder and Debra M. Suiter, an easily administered, reliable and validated swallow screening protocol was developed and can be used by speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists, oncologists, neurologists, intensivists and physicians assistants. In addition, the protocol can be used in a variety of environments, including acute care, rehabilitation and nursing homes. The Yale Swallow Protocol meets all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients and able to identify the target attribute by giving a positive finding when aspiration risk is present and a negative finding when aspiration risk is absent. Additionally, early and accurate identification of aspiration risk can significantly reduce health-care costs associated with recognized prandial aspiration.

Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy

  • Filename: neurologic-interventions-for-physical-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9780323291385
  • Release Date: 2015-06-10
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Suzanne Tink Martin
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Master the role of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in neurologic rehabilitation! Neurologic Interventions for Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition helps you develop skills in the treatment interventions needed to improve the function of patients with neurologic deficits. It provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, motor control, and motor development, and offers clear, how-to guidelines to rehabilitation procedures. Case studies help you follow best practices for the treatment of children and adults with neuromuscular impairments caused by events such as spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injuries. Written by physical therapy experts Suzanne ‘Tink’ Martin and Mary Kessler, this market-leading text will help you prepare for the neurological portion of the PTA certification exam and begin a successful career in physical therapy practice. Comprehensive coverage of neurologic rehabilitation explores concepts in neuroanatomy, motor control and motor learning, motor development, and evidence-based treatment of adults and children with neuromuscular impairments. Over 700 photos and drawings clarify concepts, show anatomy, physiology, evaluation, and pathology, and depict the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. Case studies demonstrate the patient examination and treatment process, and show how to achieve consistency in documentation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation chapter describes how PNF can be used to improve a patient’s performance of functional tasks by increasing strength, flexibility, and range of motion — key to the treatment of individuals post stroke. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the back of the book. Illustrated step-by-step intervention boxes, tables, and charts highlight important information, and make it easy to find instructions quickly. Use of language of the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice ensures that you understand and comply with best practices recommended by the APTA. NEW photographs of interventions and equipment reflect the most current rehabilitation procedures and technology. UPDATED study resources on the Evolve companion website include an intervention collection, study tips, and additional review questions and interactive case studies.

Safe Dance Practice

  • Filename: safe-dance-practice.
  • ISBN: 9781450496452
  • Release Date: 2015-05-13
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Quin, Edel
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics



Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between research and application for dancers and dance educators at all levels. The book presents integrated guidelines and principles that will maximize physical and mental well-being without compromising creativity and expression.

Myofascial Manipulation

  • Filename: myofascial-manipulation.
  • ISBN: 0834217791
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 261
  • Author: Robert I. Cantu
  • Publisher: Aspen Pub



The second edition of this best selling title continues to provide a b lending of scientific theory and evaluative and therapeutic techniques in myofascial manipulation. With the help of three new contributors, the editors have made substantial revisions, including updating findin gs related to the histology and biomechanics of myofascia and the phys iology of myofascial manipulation. A new chapter on neurophysiologic m echanisms has been added, along with completely revised information on myofascial pain syndromes and additional illustrated techniques. This book is an excellent handbook on manual therapy for physical therapis ts, occupational therapists, and massage therapists, whether in practi ce or in training.

A Student s Guide to the Study Practice and Tools of Modern Mathematics

  • Filename: a-student-s-guide-to-the-study-practice-and-tools-of-modern-mathematics.
  • ISBN: 9781439846070
  • Release Date: 2010-11-29
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Donald Bindner
  • Publisher: CRC Press



A Student’s Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics provides an accessible introduction to the world of mathematics. It offers tips on how to study and write mathematics as well as how to use various mathematical tools, from LaTeX and Beamer to Mathematica® and MapleTM to MATLAB® and R. Along with a color insert, the text includes exercises and challenges to stimulate creativity and improve problem solving abilities. The first section of the book covers issues pertaining to studying mathematics. The authors explain how to write mathematical proofs and papers, how to perform mathematical research, and how to give mathematical presentations. The second section focuses on the use of mathematical tools for mathematical typesetting, generating data, finding patterns, and much more. The text describes how to compose a LaTeX file, give a presentation using Beamer, create mathematical diagrams, use computer algebra systems, and display ideas on a web page. The authors cover both popular commercial software programs and free and open source software, such as Linux and R. Showing how to use technology to understand mathematics, this guide supports students on their way to becoming professional mathematicians. For beginning mathematics students, it helps them study for tests and write papers. As time progresses, the book aids them in performing advanced activities, such as computer programming, typesetting, and research.

Relax Into Stretch

  • Filename: relax-into-stretch.
  • ISBN: 0938045288
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 138
  • Author: Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Publisher: Dragon Door Publication



Conventional stretching attempts to literally elongate your tissues, which is dangerous and ineffective. Relax into Stretch simply teaches your muscles to relax into a stretch. If you compare traditional training to a messy hardware reorganization, then Relax into Stretch is an efficient software upgrade.While stretching tissues may take years, changes in the nervous system are immediate! Your muscles will start noticeably elongating from your first Relax into Stretch practice-and within months you will have achieved a level of flexibility uncommon in our species.-Pavel Tsatsouline. Own an illustrated guide to the thirty-six most effective techniques for super-flexibility. How the secret of mastering your emotions can add immediate inches to your stretch. How to wait out your tension-the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch. How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want. Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching. How to breathe your way to greater flexibility. Using the Russian technique of Forced Relaxation as your ultimate stretching weapon. How to stretch when injured-faster, safer ways to heal. Young, old, male, female-learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid. Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance-and how to determine your real flexibility needs.Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible

Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

  • Filename: scientific-foundations-and-principles-of-practice-in-musculoskeletal-rehabilitation.
  • ISBN: 9781416002505
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 701
  • Author: David J. Magee
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Volume 2: Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice provides a thorough review of the basic science information concerning the tissues of the musculoskeletal system impacted by injury or disease, as well as the guiding principles upon which rehabilitation interventions are based. This volume divides information into two sections: scientific foundations and principles of intervention, providing readers with a guiding set of clinical foundations and principles upon which they can easily develop treatment interventions for specific impairments and functional limitations. Clinical application case studies help readers apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations. Evidence-based content uses over 5,000 references to support the basic science information principles for rehabilitation interventions and provide the best evidence and physiological reasoning for treatment. Over 180 tables and 275 text boxes highlight key points within the text for better understanding. Expert editors David Magee, PhD, PT, James Zachazewski, DPT, SCS, ATC, Sandy Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM and over 70 contributors provide authoritative guidance on the foundations and principles of musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice.

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