Corrective and functional exercise is a rapidly advancing field. Exercise is an essential factor in all injury recovery, conditioning and performance, and if used correctly can play a preventative role in injury management. In the injured athlete, gym user or armchair athlete, corrective exercise can help to restore range of motion, re-build strength, endurance and power, re-establish neuromuscular control and balance, and provide positive progress for a specific sport or a healthier lifestyle.
Written by an experienced specialist in the field of rehabilitative and performance exercise, this book provides an essential practical guide to corrective and functional exercise for every sports therapist and fitness trainer, particularly those taking diplomas or NVQs at level 3. Packed with photos and illustrations, and full of accessible step-by-step explanations of the latest rehabilitative methods, every corrective and functional technique is covered in detail, from initial consultation to whole body exercises.
Table of Contents
Part 1: An Introduction to Corrective Exercise
A practical approach to corrective exercise
Principles of postural assessment
Principles of movement
Principles of manual muscle testing
Principles of programme design
Part 2: The Shoulder
Functional shoulder anatomy
Evaluation of the shoulder
Corrective exercise for the shoulder
Part 3: The Trunk and Spine
Functional trunk and spine anatomy
Evaluation of the trunk
Corrective exercise for the trunk
Part 4: The Pelvis, Hip and Knee
Functional pelvis, hip and knee anatomy
Evaluation of the pelvis, hip and knee
Corrective exercise for the pelvis, hip and knee
Kesh Patel is an exercise and movement specialist, a registered nutritionist and lecturer in clinical sports therapy. He is also the founder of the wellness clinic Origin: Health, which specialises in innovative functional and corrective exercise solutions for rehabilitation and performance.