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BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise With Online Video, The

BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise With Online Video, The

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    Many people suffer from temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues that cause pain and discomfort when performing even the simplest forms of physical activity. The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise With Online Video is designed to help fitness professionals, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and physical therapists to identify and correct underlying imbalances so their clients and patients can resume pain-free movement.

    Written by Justin Price, creator of The BioMechanics Method and a former IDEA Health & Fitness Association Personal Trainer of the Year, The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise provides a systematic approach for applying effective corrective exercise strategies to assess and address muscle and joint pain:

    • Identify and assess common musculoskeletal imbalances

    • Understand how those imbalances affect different structures of the body

    • Learn about the various types of corrective exercises

    • Select appropriate exercise strategies for a client’s circumstances

    • Design a corrective exercise program that addresses the underlying cause or causes

    To fully equip professionals with various options to address their clients’ needs, part IV of the text, Complete Corrective Exercise Library, contains more than 65 self-myofascial release, stretching, and strengthening exercises along with suggestions for exercise progressions and regressions. Each technique is supplemented with full-color photos, and additional illustrations and tables aid with proper execution. Plus, the companion online video features 36 clips that provide the opportunity to directly observe and follow along with the application of many of these remarkable assessment and exercise techniques.

    The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise also offers practical advice and tools to further enhance the skills learned from the text. Strategies and examples for communicating with clients are integrated throughout to facilitate effective consultations and proper cuing for both the assessments and exercises. Skill acquisition activities and self-checks in every chapter allow readers to practice and perfect the real-life application of their techniques. A case study pulls it all together to demonstrate how the entire process can be implemented, from assessment to program design.

    Finally, to capitalize on the specialized skills that are developed by reading this text, the final section of the book is devoted to creating and managing a corrective exercise business. It covers information on networking and referral systems, tips for maintaining scope of practice, and marketing and promotion methods for attracting and retaining clients.

    The practices outlined in The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise have been proven successful by thousands of The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialists around the world. Mastering the strategies and techniques in this book will enable health and fitness professionals to recognize potential causes of musculoskeletal imbalances and apply appropriate corrective exercises to swiftly eliminate pain and improve physical function.

    Audience

    Applied professional reference for allied health and fitness professionals, including personal trainers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists; also a supplemental text for courses in therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation, and corrective exercise.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Fundamentals of Structural Assessment

    Chapter 1. The Process of Structural Assessment

    Initial Contact With Client

    Structural Assessment Process

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 2. Assessing the Feet and Ankles

    Basic Anatomy

    Common Deviations

    Assessment Process

    How the Feet and Ankles Relate to the Knees

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Chapter 3. Assessing the Knees

    Basic Anatomy

    Common Deviations

    Assessment Process

    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Knee

    How the Knees Relate to the Feet and the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Chapter 4. Assessing the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle

    Basic Anatomy

    Common Deviations

    Assessment Process

    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle

    How the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle Relates to the Feet, Ankles, Knees, and Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Chapter 5. Assessing the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

    Basic Anatomy

    Common Deviations

    Assessment Process

    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

    How the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle Relate to All Other Areas of the Body

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Chapter 6. Assessing the Neck and Head

    Basic Anatomy

    Common Deviations

    Assessment Process

    Teaching Clients Neutral Position of the Neck and Head

    How the Head and Neck Relate to the Rest of the Body

    Concluding the Structural Assessment Process

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Structural Assessment Skills Test

    Part II. Understanding Muscles and Movement

    Chapter 7. Anatomy in Real Life

    How Gravity Affects Movement

    How Ground Reaction Forces Affect Movement

    Overview of the Musculoskeletal System

    Human Bungee Cord System

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 8. Functional Anatomy of the Feet and Ankles

    Bones and Joints

    Soft Tissue Structures

    Muscles

    Effect of Foot and Ankle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 9. Functional Anatomy of the Knees

    Bones and Joints

    Soft Tissue Structures

    Muscles

    Effect of Knee Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 10. Functional Anatomy of the Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle

    Bones and Joints

    Soft Tissue Structures

    Muscles

    Effect of Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Girdle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 11. Functional Anatomy of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle

    Bones and Joints

    Soft Tissue Structures

    Muscles

    Effect of the Thoracic Spine and Shoulder Girdle Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 12. Functional Anatomy of the Neck and Head

    Bones and Joints

    Soft Tissue Structures

    Muscles

    Effect of the Neck and Head Muscles on the Most Common Musculoskeletal Deviations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 13. Fascia

    Fascial Systems for Flexion and Extension

    Fascial Systems for Lateral Movement

    Fascial Systems for Rotational Movement

    Fascial Systems and Complex Movement

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Part III. Fundamentals of Corrective Exercise

    Chapter 14. Elements of Corrective Exercise Programs

    Building Client Confidence

    Order of Exercises

    Evaluating Exercises

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 15. Self-Myofascial Release

    What Is Self-Myofascial Release?

    Origins of Self-Myofascial Release

    Benefits of Self-Myofascial Release

    Types of Self-Myofascial Release

    Teaching Tips for Self-Myofascial Release Techniques

    When Not to Use Self-Myofascial Release Techniques

    Additional Considerations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 16. Stretching

    What Is Stretching?

    Origins of Stretching

    Benefits of Stretching

    Types of Stretches

    Teaching Tips for Stretching Exercises

    When Not to Use Stretching Exercises

    Additional Considerations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 17. Strengthening

    What Is Strengthening?

    Origins of Strengthening Exercises

    Benefits of Strengthening Exercises

    Types of Strengthening Exercises

    Teaching Tips for Strengthening Exercises

    When Not to Use Strengthening Exercises

    Additional Considerations

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 18. Static Postural Considerations

    Standing Postures

    Seated Postures

    Sleeping Postures

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check 1

    Self-Check 2

    Part IV. Complete Corrective Exercise Library

    Chapter 19. Self-Myofascial Release Exercises

    Self-Myofascial Release Quick Tips

    Self-Myofascial Release Exercise Library

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 20. Stretching Exercises

    Stretching Exercise Quick Tips

    Stretching Exercise Library

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 21. Strengthening Exercises

    Strengthening Exercise Quick Tips

    Strengthening Exercise Library

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Part V. Corrective Exercise Program Design

    Chapter 22. Building Successful Client Relationships

    Understanding Basic Motivations and Behavior

    How Roles Affect Behavior

    Encouraging Client Participation

    Functioning as a Facilitator

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 23. Conducting Consultations

    First Contact

    Verbal Assessment Process

    Visual and Hands-On Assessment Process

    Closing the Deal

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check 1

    Self-Check 2

    Chapter 24. Structuring Sessions and Programs

    Beginning and Building Programs

    Practical Considerations for Beginning and Building Programs

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 25. Sample Sessions and Program

    Client Background Information

    Client Goals

    Structural Assessment Results

    Exercise Programming and Recommendations

    Case Study Conclusion

    Documenting Your Own Clients’ Homework

    Self-Check

    Part VI. Business of Corrective Exercise

    Chapter 26. Enhancing Your Professional Image

    Perfecting Your Protocols and Procedures

    Improving Your Image to Attract New Clients

    Integrating Corrective Exercise Protocols With Current Clients

    Keys to Success

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 27. Marketing Your Corrective Exercise Services

    Understanding How Marketing Works

    Creating Marketing Messages

    Evaluating Delivery Methods

    Implementing Your Marketing Strategy

    Transitioning to a Full-Time Corrective Exercise Specialist

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Chapter 28. Scope of Practice, Networks, and Referrals

    Maintaining Your Scope of Practice

    Developing Professional Networks and Referrals

    Social Media and Networking Groups

    Networking With Your Clients

    Review of Key Points

    Self-Check

    Appendix. Blank Client Assessment Diagram

    About the Author

    Justin Price is the creator of The BioMechanics Method, a systematic process used to assess and correct the underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Thousands of health and fitness professionals in more than 60 countries have earned The BioMechanics Method Corrective Exercise Specialist (TBMM-CES) credential—the highest-rated corrective exercise program in the industry.

    Known as one of the top musculoskeletal assessment and corrective exercise experts in the world, Price was named the Personal Trainer of the Year by the IDEA Health & Fitness Association in 2006. He is a subject matter expert on corrective exercise for the American Council on Exercise, BOSU, TRX (Fitness Anywhere), Personal Training on the Net, and PTA Global.

    Price has also authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Functional Training Illustrated and The Amazing Tennis Ball Back Pain Cure. He has been an expert consultant for Arthritis Today, BBC, Chicago Tribune, Discovery Health, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, MSNBC, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and Women’s Health & Fitness.