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Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb

Author: Jane C. Johnson

$39.00 USD

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$39.00 USD

ISBN: 9781718215597

©2025

Page Count: 256


Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb is a visual guide to understanding and applying massage, stretching, soft tissue release (STR) and trigger point release techniques for common lower limb conditions.

Author Jane Johnson is a physiotherapist. In this, her latest book, she breaks down the most appropriate soft tissue techniques and strengthening exercises for 30 musculoskeletal conditions affecting the hip, buttock, thigh, knee, leg, ankle and foot. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photos demonstrate techniques, while tips highlight effective practices and common errors.

Along with information about appropriate treatments for each lower limb condition, this book shows how to assess lower limb posture, demonstrate simple and safe strengthening exercises that patients can perform with minimal equipment and without supervision, and measure the effectiveness of your treatment.

Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb is a clear and accessible guide to a variety of soft tissue techniques and lower-limb conditions. With detailed instruction and visual demonstration, this text will empower you to restore movement, strengthen muscles and minimize pain in your patients.

Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.

Audience

Reference for students and practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy and physiotherapy, athletic training, sport therapy, osteopathy and chiropractic.
Part I. Assessment Techniques and Treatment Outcomes
Chapter 1. Postural Assessment of the Lower Limb
Chapter 2. Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Treatment

Part II. Hands-On Techniques for Common Muscular Problems
Chapter 3. Gluteals, Groin and Hip Flexor Muscles
Chapter 4. Hamstrings and Quadriceps
Chapter 5. Knee, Calf and Shin
Chapter 6. Foot and Ankle

Part III. Lower Limb Strengthening Exercises
Chapter 7. Hips
Chapter 8. Knees
Chapter 9. Feet and Ankles
Jane Johnson, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), CSP, HCPC, is a chartered physiotherapist specializing in occupational health and massage. In this role she assesses the posture of clients; performs manual assessments, including that of the soft tissues; and determines whether work, sport, or recreational postures may be contributing to a person’s symptoms. She devises postural correction plans that include both hands-on and hands-off techniques. A key element of her work involves educating each client in how to self-manage their condition.

Johnson has taught continuing professional development workshops for organizations in the United Kingdom and abroad. This experience has brought her into contact with thousands of therapists of varying disciplines and has informed her own practice. Johnson has a particular passion for inspiring and supporting students and newly qualified therapists to gain confidence in the use of assessment and treatment techniques.

Johnson is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. For many years she provided expert witness reports on cases involving soft tissue therapies. Johnson is the author of six titles in the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series: Postural Assessment, Postural Correction, Therapeutic Stretching, Soft Tissue Release, Deep Tissue Massage and Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release. These titles have been translated into multiple different languages, including Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Postural Assessment has sold over 15,000 copies. Johnson is also the author of The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists.

Johnson regularly delivers webinars on popular musculoskeletal topics as well as on life working as a therapist. In her Facebook group, ‘Jane Johnson: The Friendly Physio’, she shares tips and tricks in her usual friendly manner.

Johnson lives in the north of England in an unmodernized house, where she creates books and webinars, keeps a sketchbook and nature journal, and rehomes big rescue dogs. Her Instagram page is @janejohnson5047, ‘The physio who keeps a sketchbook’.

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Jane C. Johnson

Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb

$39.00 USD
Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb is a visual guide to understanding and applying massage, stretching, soft tissue release (STR) and trigger point release techniques for common lower limb conditions.

Author Jane Johnson is a physiotherapist. In this, her latest book, she breaks down the most appropriate soft tissue techniques and strengthening exercises for 30 musculoskeletal conditions affecting the hip, buttock, thigh, knee, leg, ankle and foot. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photos demonstrate techniques, while tips highlight effective practices and common errors.

Along with information about appropriate treatments for each lower limb condition, this book shows how to assess lower limb posture, demonstrate simple and safe strengthening exercises that patients can perform with minimal equipment and without supervision, and measure the effectiveness of your treatment.

Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb is a clear and accessible guide to a variety of soft tissue techniques and lower-limb conditions. With detailed instruction and visual demonstration, this text will empower you to restore movement, strengthen muscles and minimize pain in your patients.

Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.

Audience

Reference for students and practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy and physiotherapy, athletic training, sport therapy, osteopathy and chiropractic.
Part I. Assessment Techniques and Treatment Outcomes
Chapter 1. Postural Assessment of the Lower Limb
Chapter 2. Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Treatment

Part II. Hands-On Techniques for Common Muscular Problems
Chapter 3. Gluteals, Groin and Hip Flexor Muscles
Chapter 4. Hamstrings and Quadriceps
Chapter 5. Knee, Calf and Shin
Chapter 6. Foot and Ankle

Part III. Lower Limb Strengthening Exercises
Chapter 7. Hips
Chapter 8. Knees
Chapter 9. Feet and Ankles
Jane Johnson, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), CSP, HCPC, is a chartered physiotherapist specializing in occupational health and massage. In this role she assesses the posture of clients; performs manual assessments, including that of the soft tissues; and determines whether work, sport, or recreational postures may be contributing to a person’s symptoms. She devises postural correction plans that include both hands-on and hands-off techniques. A key element of her work involves educating each client in how to self-manage their condition.

Johnson has taught continuing professional development workshops for organizations in the United Kingdom and abroad. This experience has brought her into contact with thousands of therapists of varying disciplines and has informed her own practice. Johnson has a particular passion for inspiring and supporting students and newly qualified therapists to gain confidence in the use of assessment and treatment techniques.

Johnson is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. For many years she provided expert witness reports on cases involving soft tissue therapies. Johnson is the author of six titles in the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series: Postural Assessment, Postural Correction, Therapeutic Stretching, Soft Tissue Release, Deep Tissue Massage and Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release. These titles have been translated into multiple different languages, including Japanese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Postural Assessment has sold over 15,000 copies. Johnson is also the author of The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists.

Johnson regularly delivers webinars on popular musculoskeletal topics as well as on life working as a therapist. In her Facebook group, ‘Jane Johnson: The Friendly Physio’, she shares tips and tricks in her usual friendly manner.

Johnson lives in the north of England in an unmodernized house, where she creates books and webinars, keeps a sketchbook and nature journal, and rehomes big rescue dogs. Her Instagram page is @janejohnson5047, ‘The physio who keeps a sketchbook’.

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