Back Stabilityis a practical manual that shows readers how to apply precise techniques immediately. A perfect balance of theory and practice, it's backed by proven real-world clinical advice. The book helps professionals increase client compliance by detailing how and why the exercises are so effective.
Author Christopher M. Norris, MSc, MCSP, is a leading physiotherapist who treats people with lower back pain. In Back Stability, he presents the physiological bases of lumbar back pain and lumbar back stability in Part I.In Part II,he shows readers how to teach clients the basic skills necessary for back stabilization. Part IIIpresents a wide range of exercises to help clients rehabilitate their backs for the level of physical activity that is appropriate for them and to prevent recurrence of back pain. Part IVdiscusses how to tailor a program suited to the unique needs of each client using the assessments and exercises presented throughout the book.
-16 exercises for establishing correct posture,
-18 tests and exercises for assessing and correcting muscle imbalance,
-59 exercises for building back stability using resistance training,
-23 exercises for advanced-level back stability using weight training and plyometrics, and
-64 exercises featuring body weight, exercise balls, or other simple equipment. Every exercise is explained step by step. The book includes 45 medical illustrations, 150 line drawings, 45 charts, and 11 tables to clarify every concept and exercise presented.
Back Stabilityprovides a powerful clinical resource for professionals who work with clients suffering from back pain. Research-based but eminently practical, it's a priority purchase for all back care professionals.
Back Stability CD-ROM