Stability, Sport, and Performance Movement: Great Technique Without Injury

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North Atlantic Books, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 351 pages
In Stability, Sport, and Performance Movement, renowned physiotherapist and performance consultant Joanne Elphinston teaches that sporting technique is rooted in movement efficiency, stability, symmetry, and balance. These elements work together to ensure that physical restrictions and inefficient muscle recruitment patterns don’t inhibit technical movement goals. The right muscles firing at the right time, and in the right sequence, can help athletes achieve their full physical potential.

Elphinston provides clear explanations using applied sports examples, shows how to evaluate movement accurately, and provides a detailed method for improving performance. Filled with Performance Movement guides readers through an approach that has been used with international-level athletes in every sport.

A major focus is on injury prevention. Athletes sustain injuries and want to know why they have them and how to prevent them. Sports medicine professionals need to know how to relate their rehabilitation back to sports-specific movement, and coaches need to understand the relationship between injury prevention and performance. This practical guide presents new ways to understand stability as it pertains to injury prevention in sport, bridging the gap between sports science and sports medicine.
 

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Contents

Preface
5
What is Stability?
11
Introducing Unnecessary Planes
18
Optimal Performance
24
Stability Principles in the Training Programme
31
the Trunk
38
The Anterior Chain
45
the Shoulder Girdle
53
Building Fluent Movement
137
The Lower Control Zone
148
The Upper Control Zone
156
Functional Mobility
164
Building Fluent Movement
171
Lower BodyTrunk Integration
181
Balance
193
Building Fluent Movement
201

Functional Assessment
77
Functional Mobility
83
Scapular Stability
94
Expanding the Assessment Parameters
100
Jumping
116
Momentum Control
124
Functional Assessment in the Elite Environment
131
Lungebased Variations
208
Walking Drill
216
Stability Training
269
Moving Well
288
Sample Session
300
Notes from
315
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About the author (2008)

Physiotherapist Joanne Elphinston works with performing artists and elite athletes, including Olympic medalists. An international lecturer on the subject of stability development and Swiss ball exercise, she lives in Vale of Glamorgan, UK.

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