Soft Tissue Therapy for the Lower Limb
Author: Jane C. Johnson
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.
AudienceReference for students and practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy and physiotherapy, athletic training, sport therapy, osteopathy and chiropractic.
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