1st Edition

Functional Exercise and Rehabilitation The Neuroscience of Movement, Pain and Performance

By James Crossley Copyright 2021
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    Functional training develops the attributes and abilities required to perform tasks, skills and activities useful and relevant to daily life. Functional Exercise and Rehabilitation serves as an accessible and visual guide providing the essentials of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation, including mobilization, stabilization and myofascial release.

    This book begins by explaining functional training and the foundation of the STRIVE approach. Chapter 2 introduces functional anatomy and Chapter 3 explains the fundamentals of neuroscience. The final chapters discuss the STRIVE principles and apply them to exercise, program design and injury recovery. Each chapter includes key point boxes, illustrations and photos of exercises discussed.

    Written by an exercise specialist and osteopath, this practical guide is presented in an easy-to-read style. Functional Exercise and Rehabilitation is essential reading for all health professionals, sports therapists and trainers involved in exercise prescription.

    List of Figures

    Introduction: STRIVE Movement: Functional Training and Rehabilitation

    1. Introduction to Function

    2. Functional Anatomy

    3. Functional Neurology

    4. STRIVE Principles

    5. Functional Exercise Design

    6. Functional Program Design

    7. Functional Rehabilitation

    In Conclusion



    James Crossley is an osteopath with dual Master's qualifications in Sports Science (Loughborough University, UK) and Osteopathy (Unitec, NZ), and 15 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. He is also a published author in the field of strength and conditioning, and an experienced presenter on injury prevention and rehabilitation.