1st Edition

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

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 31, 2020
ISBN 9781482232356
December 31, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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. Section two introduces functional anatomy and section three explains the fundamentals of neuroscience. The final sections discuss the STRIVE principles and applies 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.

Table of Contents


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

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James Crossley is an Osteopath with dual Masters 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.