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Flexibility: A Concise Guide

To Conditioning, Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation

  • Laurence E. Holt
  • Thomas W. Pelham
  • Jason Holt

Part of the Musculoskeletal Medicine book series (MUM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 1-7
  3. Practical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 11-22
    3. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 23-35
    4. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 37-45
    5. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 47-54
    6. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 55-59
    7. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 61-66
  4. Theoretical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 69-81
    3. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 83-95
    4. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 97-111
    5. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 113-125
  5. Conclusion

    1. Laurence E. Holt, Thomas W. Pelham, Jason Holt
      Pages 127-139
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-162

About this book

Introduction

This groundbreaking book is a definitive guide to flexibility and revises the conceptual framework of the field. In Flexibility: A Concise Guide, the authors provide a fresh perspective on flexibility, one that challenges current thinking and professional practice, from the conceptual foundations of research to the practical applications of stretching techniques in a number of domains. All major types of flexibility technique and training are covered in this comprehensive text, with an emphasis on when and how to use each method safely and effectively. Specific applications to rehabilitation, sport, fitness, and dance make this book an invaluable resource for all practitioners and professionals in the field of human movement. Combining three decades of sport and rehabilitation research with critical and creative thinking and analysis, Flexibility: A Concise Guide is a must-have resource for sports medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic therapists, chiropractors, coaches, and other professionals.

Keywords

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Flexibility Stretching medicine muscle prevention rehabilitation sports medicine traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) training

Authors and affiliations

  • Laurence E. Holt
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Pelham
    • 2
  • Jason Holt
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health ProfessionsDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.WaverleyCanada
  3. 3.School of Recreation Management and KinesiologyAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-105-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-104-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-105-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site