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Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation

Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation By Anne Keil Short
Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation presents taping techniques for use on all body areas in both physical therapy and modified athletic training. This easy-to-use reference contains 50 strap taping techniques that help support or control joint mobility. Though the text focuses on strap taping for physical therapy, it also includes a variety of sport-related taping and other techniques used in orthopedic rehabilitation. Many of these techniques can also be used or modified for use with neurological and pediatric patients or clients.

Each taping technique is shown step by step through the use of full-color photographs. In addition, an accompanying DVD provides detailed demonstrations of all tape applications. By referring to more than 200 photos and illustrations with video sequences, readers will experience a dynamic and detailed presentation for learning strap taping techniques.

 

Available from http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/strap_taping.htm

 

Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: NECK

Advanced Treatment Techniques for the Manual Therapist: NECK

By Dr. Joe Muscolino

Joe Muscolino, who has a vast experience as a chiropractor, manual therapist, educator, and author, creates a comprehensive guide to neck treatment that empowers manual therapists from multiple health professions to confidently and effectively manage neck pain and conditions . Part One of the book begins with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the neck, common pathologic conditions, and assessment. Part Two sets forth a variety of tested and proven treatment techniques.And Part Three offers self-care advice for both the client and the manual therapist.

The treatment routines set forth in the text combine images with detailed explanations to guide students through effective clinical orthopedic manual therapy techniques for the functional muscle groups and joints of the neck. Accompanying video clips show these techniques in action. Caution boxes throughout the text draw attention to contraindications and precautions that students need to be aware of before performing manual therapy on the neck.

Whether as a student expanding his or her learning to include advanced treatment options, or as a practicing therapist seeking to hone and enhance a seasoned skill set, this book will help readers prepare to meet the needs of their clients and become a more marketable, in-demand, and valuable therapist by performing clinical orthopedic work. Likewise, instructors will find additional tools and resources to facilitate the teaching and learning of this crucial topic.

Includes A DVD showing video clips showing the techniques in action.

Available from http://www.terrarosa.com.au/dvd/advanced_neck.htm

 

The Dynamic Body

“The Dynamic Body textbook seeks to reflect current understanding and knowledge from innovators and leaders in biomechanics, fascial anatomy, functional movement, and manipulative therapy. Their work has invoked a renewed passion for an integrated clinical model that reinforces the inherent partnership of human structure and function. Working closely with individuals of this caliber over the years has been my reward.” Erik Dalton

Now available at: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/dvd/mat/dynamic_body.htm

Authors:

Erik Dalton . . . with 16 of the biggest names in manual therapy:

  • Judith Aston
  • Craig Liebenson
  • Art Riggs
  • Til Luchau
  • Aaron Mattes
  • Robert Schleip
  • Gil Hedley
  • Tom Myers
  • Divo G. Muller
  • Serge Gracovetsky
  • Robert Irvin
  • James Waslaski
  • Jerry Hesch
  • Aline Newton
  • Adjo Zorn
  • Kai Hodeck

Full Colour 400 pages

 

 

“We’re excited to have the innovative work of so many renowned practitioners within one book,” says Erik Dalton, “This is one of the few books to present a global model for blending past, present and future therapeutic approaches across multiple disciplines.”

With Dynamic Body, Dalton hopes clinicians will be encouraged to consider a more holistic approach to rehabilitation, one that incorporates knowledge from a broad spectrum of sources.

“Humans are not simple machines, and choosing a single approach to assessment and treatment can hinder our ability to best meet each client’s needs,” Dalton says. “What we must keep in mind is that the torso, pelvis, legs, and arms never act alone, but always in harmony with the rest of the body.”

Inside Dynamic Body, readers will discover each author’s unique perspective on structure and functional movement, along with intriguing insights on topics ranging from pain and sacral torsion to fascia and self-care.

Now available at: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/dvd/mat/dynamic_body.htm

Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists

John Gibbon’s new book Muscle Energy Techniques is a must for practicing, professional or student manual therapists, providing one of the most up-to-date and in-depth insights into this increasingly popular technique. Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position.

Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists is relevant for anyone with an interest in manual therapy, and particularly those looking to expand and hone their skills. The book covers such topics as the theory of muscle energy techniques, muscle imbalances, core muscle relationships, and specific testing for muscle weakness. METs are unique in their application, as the patient provides the initial effort and the practitioner simply helps facilitate the process. The primary force is from the contraction of the patient’s muscles, which is then utilised to assist and correct the musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Available from: http://terrarosa.com.au/book/muscle_energy_technique.html

 

A Letter from AlphaScript

51N9x0FVqVL._SS500_We got an email from Reezwan Ghanty, a representative of VDM Publising or Alphascript, which is based in Mauritius, regarding our previous post warning people the existence of a book scam http://www.massage-research.com/blog/?p=1199

We feel very honored to get such a letter.. you decide whether they are scam and the public should be warned on the existence of such “books” available on the internet..

Thanks to Chris for pointing out this out: According to the letter from Alphascript “all our book covers indicate clearly that the content is derived from high quality wikipedia articles”..

This is misleading.. While all the cover have a slightly smaller print saying “HIGH QUALITY CONTENT BY WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES”, no where in the book do they mention the content is sourced from Wikipedia.

Here is the letter:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing on behalf of Alphascript Publishing. We took notice of your blog post recently published at http://www.massage-research.com/blog/?p=1199 and we would like to provide you with certain details pertaining to our publishing company and Wikipedia articles distribution.

We also noticed that your blog post mentioned a scam. We would like to point out that we are we are fully compliant with the Creative Commons License which regulates Wikipedia, its content and users contributing towards its content. The Creative Commons License clearly stipulates at Section 1.d that ‘copy[ing] and distribute[ing] the Document in any medium, either commercially or non commercially’ is permissible.

Our business aims at making available Wikipedia contents as widely as possible, making knowledge available through other mediums than the actual one used by Wikipedia. We invite you to consider the link below which points to the Creative Commons License.

Link to Creative Commons License

Your blog post mentioning a scam is misleading, all our book covers indicate clearly that the content is derived from high quality wikipedia articles. We request you to consider again the content of your blog post and make the necessary changes.

I shall remain at your entire disposal for any additional information.

Best Regards,

-- 

Reezwan Ghanty
Social Media Manager

VDM Publishing House Ltd.

17, Meldrum Str. | Beau-Bassin | Mauritius
Tel / Fax: +230 467-5601

r.ghanty@vdm-publishing-house.com | www.vdm-publishing-house.com
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Save Your Hands

Save Your Hands: The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, 2nd Edition

by Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP
with contributions by Janet M. Peterson, PT, DPT

The physically demanding work manual therapists do puts them at risk for musculoskeletal injury. But injury is not inevitable. Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition gives manual therapists the proven injury prevention and ergonomics strategies, real-life suggestions and practical tips they need to protect their health and prolong their careers. Whether you are a student or an experienced practitioner, this indispensable guide will help you save not only your hands, but also your back, neck, shoulders and emotional well-being throughout a long, healthy career.

Save Your Hands! is a comprehensive resource you’ll turn to time after time throughout your career. No wonder it has been the leading self-care guide for manual therapists since 1995, and continues to be a required or recommended text at schools across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Now available from: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/save_your_hands.html

Trail Guide to the Body – 4th Edition

Trail Guide to the Body – 4th Edition

Trail Guide to the Body is the most effective and engaging way to master palpation and musculoskeletal anatomy. And now, the new 4th Edition (with 440 pages) offers even more — new illustrations, practical tips, more kinesiology and a Free DVD that brings palpation to life.

Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it on the body. This acclaimed book, used in more than 1,700 manual therapy schools, is designed as a hands-on tour that will teach you to palpate the body’s structure with ease and precision. With 440 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body. Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!

Available from: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/trail_guide_body.htm

Seated Acupressure Bodywork, A Practical Handbook for Therapists

Seated Acupressure Bodywork, A Practical Handbook for Therapists by Andrew Parfitt

Seated acupressure bodywork is a sequence developed from traditional oriental anma and shiatsu style massage techniques to improve health, energy flow, and reduce tension. Acupressure points are located throughout the body on meridian lines, and are stimulated using finger and elbow pressure with the addition of kneading, percussion, mobilization, and stretching. This will balance the flow of energy and stimulate the muscular, nervous, lymphatic, immune, and circulatory systems, leaving the client relaxed yet energized – the perfect remedy to a stressful life.

This practical handbook, fully illustrated in colour with photographs and line drawings, takes the reader through the techniques involved. This comprehensive manual details Seated Bodywork including a 20-minute sequence, developed from traditional Anma and Shiatsu techniques, that enables the practitioner to move around the client’s body in a flowing and highly effective way. With 150 colour photographs and 20 color illustrations, the guide explains meridians and acupressure points, and offers advice on ethical considerations and tips for preparing the client for massage.

Availble from: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/seated_acupressure.htm

The Concise Book of Acupoints

The Concise Book of Acupoints by John Cross

The Concise Book of Acupoints is aimed at acupuncture students and novice practitioners as well as physical therapists and general bodywork therapists who want to utilize the use of these points within their own practices of reflexology, shiatsu, tui na, acupressure and many other bodywork therapies.

This highly illustrated book describes the most used and popular acupuncture points on the body that may be used with needle, pressure, moxa or magnets. Although the points are all given traditional Chinese names and symbols, the description of their use, their symptomatology and conditions treated are given in easy to understand Western medical terminology. Unique to this book is the ‘star’ system of grading acupoints according to their versatility. The book also states if the acupoint is used as a reflex point or a chakra point, so encompasses reflexology and chakra therapy philosophy.

Available from: http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/concise_acupoints.htm

Trail Guide to the Body – 4th Edition

Trail Guide to the Body is the most effective and engaging way to master palpation and musculoskeletal anatomy. And now, the new 4th Edition (with 440 pages) just released in October 2010 offers even more — new illustrations, practical tips, more kinesiology and a Free DVD that brings palpation to life.

Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it on the body. This acclaimed book, used in more than 1,700 manual therapy schools, is designed as a hands-on tour that will teach you to palpate the body’s structure with ease and precision. With 440 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body. Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!

Now in stock in Australia & Availble from http://www.terrarosa.com.au/book/trail_guide_body.htm