The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance

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The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance By Phillip Page and Todd Ellenbecker

© 2003
Book 368 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736036887

Product Description

Gain a solid base in the science behind elastic resistance exercise and learn the latest clinical applications for rehabilitation and fitness. The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance is the most comprehensive guide to elastic resistance exercise.

With this expansive reference, students and clinicians will learn how to deliver the most effective clinical and home exercise programs for patients and clients as well as tailor individual programs to improve physical conditioning and sport-specific abilities.

The book’s 430 photographs show how to perform a variety of exercises using elastic resistance bands and tubing.

The companion CD-ROM (which can be purchased separately from the link below when it is available) contains all the exercises in the book, making it one of the most complete collections of elastic resistance exercises available. The CD-ROM is set up in the PhysioTools platform and allows users to order, edit, and download exercise programs, as well as
sort exercises by body part, sport/activity, or special population for quick reference;

develop protocols of elastic resistance exercises; and

provide clean-printed handouts with instructions for patients.The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance presents a broad range of easy-to-access information organized into five parts: scientific applications, exercise applications for different areas of the body, training applications, sport-specific applications for 10 different sports, and special populations.


Part I. Scientific Basis
Chapter 1. Scientific Basis of Exercise Resistance
Chapter 2. Clinical Research on Exercise Resistance
Chapter 3. Dosing of Elastic Resistance Exercise

Part II. Exercise Applications
Chapter 4. Upper Extremity Exercises With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 5. Lower Extremity Exercises With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 6. Spinal Exercises With Elastic Resistance

Part III. Specific Training Applications
Chapter 7. Plyometrics With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 8. Speed and Agility Training With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 9. Reflexive Neuromuscular Training With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 10. Fitness Programs With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 11. Therapeutic Stretching With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 12. Integrated Uses of Elastic Resistance

Part IV. Sport-Specific Applications
Chapter 13. Sport-Specific Training for Football
Chapter 14. Sport-Specific Training for Baseball
Chapter 15. Sport-Specific Training for Tennis
Chapter 16. Sport-Specific Training for Golf
Chapter 17. Sport-Specific Training for Soccer
Chapter 18. Sport-Specific Training for Swimming
Chapter 19. Sport-Specific Training for Basketball
Chapter 20. Sport-Specific Training for Hockey
Chapter 21. Sport-Specific Training for Martial Arts
Chapter 22. Sport-Specific Training for Skiing

Part V. Special Populations
Chapter 23. Elastic Resistance Training for Older Adults
Chapter 24. Rehabilitation of Persons With Physical Disabilities
Chapter 25. Elastic Resistance Exercise for Chronic Disease


Reference for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, clinical exercise physiologists, strength/conditioning specialists, personal trainers, and sports medicine physicians.

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