Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise
A Comprehensive Guide to Multiple Joint Exercises
AUTHOR: Ellenbecker, Todd S. and Davies, George J.
PUBLISHER: Human Kinetics Publishers
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Closed kinetic chain exercise involving multiple joints is by no means new or state of the art. But it's only recently that exciting research has been published confirming its effectiveness in rehabilitation, sport conditioning, and injury prevention.
Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise: A Comprehensive Guide to Multiple Joint Exercisesbrings you up to date on the latest research findings and provides creative and practical tips and guidelines for optimal application of the technique in settings with patients, athletes, and others.
A valuable blending of science and practice, this comprehensive book is an indispensable resource for both practitioners and researchers. Written by clinicians who use this technique daily in their work, the book interprets the latest research, clarifies the scientific principles underlying the technique, and highlights important differences between open and closed kinetic chain exercise. The authors reinforce their points with examples from everyday life and sports to make the scientific information relevant and meaningful. Baseline measurements for joint interplay and the stress and load these joints bear are provided as an aid in testing and monitoring individual needs and progress. Various testing protocols and their sequencing are also discussed.
The book goes beyond the “whys” of closed kinetic chain exercise to provide you with usable how-tos for applying a variety of techniques and variations to condition the upper and lower extremities. Forty-five closed kinetic chain exercises effective in enhancing muscular strength, power, and endurance as well as functional performance are incorporated into an individualized progressive training or rehabilitation program. Understanding the difficulties in treating the elbow and shoulder, the authors pay special attention to the use and progression of closed kinetic chain exercise in these areas.
This user-friendly manual brings this therapeutic tool to life with examples, tables, and other visuals to show you how to perform the exercises and integrate them easily into clinical, fitness, and health settings.
The book features the following:
-More than 70 illustrations and photos that eliminate questions about “how to do it”
-Step-by-step descriptions and examples of an array of practical exercises for easy reference on the job
From theoretical aspects to everyday application, Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise: A Comprehensive Guide to Multiple Joint Exercisescovers it all. You'll gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skill to improve your confidence and effectiveness in using these exercises to build strength, enhance performance, and improve health.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/20/2001
CATEGORY: Medical, Science