Research Methods in Biomechanics 2E

Author: Gordon Robertson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736093408
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Education

Detailing up-to-date research technologies and approaches, Research Methods in Biomechanics, Second Edition, assists both beginning and experienced researchers in developing methods for analyzing and quantifying human movement.

Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport

Author: Timothy R. Ackland
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736063382
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Second Edition, offers a variety of information for coaches and sport scientists that can be integrated and applied to the elements of body structure, body composition, assessment, physiology, and biomechanics.

Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual

Author: Edmund O. Acevedo
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736087285
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

With a focus on foundational information, the "Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition," offers practical application of knowledge and skills associated with standardized health- and fitness-related tests. Progressing through 14 easy-to-follow experiential-based learning labs, readers will gain the skills and techniques required for successful completion of the ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist certification (CHFS). The improved second edition includes the latest updates consistent with the recent modifications published within the "ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, Eighth Edition." In this new edition, readers will also find the following features: -In-depth content regarding functional parameters related to exercise, especially in regard to heart rate and blood pressure -Additional information on body composition testing focusing on improved knowledge and skills related to assessment of skinfolds and circumferences -New emphasis on the importance of assessment and how assessment relates to overall program development -An updated format that flows progressively through testing and prescription -Enhanced discussion questions within each lab, which incorporate more in-depth analysis of the information being covered Though most closely matched with ACSM CHFS certification guidelines, "Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual," "Second" "Edition," is also useful for individuals preparing for certification within other training organizations or as a resource for the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer certification. The progression of labs through the testing and prescription process, easy-to-follow instructions, and forms and worksheets also make this lab manual an excellent experiential component for a course in exercise testing and prescription. "Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual, Second Edition," is organized into three sections covering pretest responsibilities, exercise testing techniques, and exercise prescription. Readers will learn safety procedures and requirements for exercise testing equipment, follow step-by-step instructions for calibration of laboratory instruments, and learn guidelines for medical history evaluation, risk factor evaluation and stratification, and informed consent. Next, the application of techniques used in assessing the components of health-related fitness is presented. Within the exercise prescription section, readers learn about the calculation of metabolic work, the three phases of exercise prescription, assessment of participants' goals, and gaining participants' commitment to the exercise prescription. A final comprehensive lab challenges readers to apply techniques and principles in developing various case studies. Each lab features the same easy-to-follow format outlining the purpose of the lab, materials required, background information, procedures, discussion questions, and references. Detailed appendixes contain a summary of the effects of common pharmacological agents on cardiorespiratory responses at rest, common metric conversions used in exercise testing and prescription calculations, a list of metabolic and anthropometric formulas, and answers to lab questions. The appendixes also contain all forms and worksheets required for collecting data and completing the lab assignments. The second edition of the "Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab Manual" provides focused, step-by-step preparation for those studying for the ACSM CHFS certification. With its reorganized format, up-to-date information, and forms and worksheets, this text is also a valuable best-practices reference for health and fitness specialists certified by the ACSM and other organizations.

Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy E Book

Author: Darryl Millis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455775804
Release Date: 2014-03-30
Genre: Medical

Bridging the gap between human physical therapy and veterinary medicine, Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, 2nd Edition provides vets, veterinary students, and human physical therapists with traditional and alternative physical therapy methods to effectively evaluate and treat dogs with various debilitating conditions. Coverage includes treatment protocols for many types of cutaneous, neurologic, and musculoskeletal injuries to facilitate a faster and more complete recovery. "Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy" Reviewed by: Helen Davies, University of Melbourne on behalf of Australian Veterinary Journal, March 2015 Invaluable protocols for conservative and postoperative treatment ensure the successful healing of dogs and their return to full mobility. Printable medical record forms on the companion website, including client information worksheets, referral forms, orthopedic evaluation forms, and more, can be customized for your veterinary practice. Six completely updated chapters on exercising dogs define the basic principles of aquatic and land-based exercise and how they may be applied to dogs, as well as how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" exercises to dogs. Numerous chapters on therapeutic modalities, including therapeutic lasers, illustrate how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" modalities to dogs. Physical examination chapters offer comprehensive information on orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitation. NEW! Companion website with 40 narrated video clips of modalities and exercises used by physical therapists demonstrates effective ways to treat various neurologic and musculoskeletal problems in dogs. NEW! Fourteen new chapters describe the latest advances in the areas of joint mobilization, rehabilitation of the athletic patient, biomechanics of rehabilitation, therapeutic lasers, and physical therapy for wound care.

Complete Linebacking 2nd Edition

Author: Tepper, Lou
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450491761
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Complete Linebacking is the most comprehensive instructional resource for anyone playing or coaching the position. From skills and drills to game preparation and strategy, the book instructs linebackers and coaches on defending today’s high-speed offensive systems and ensuring proper positioning on any given play.

The Biomechanics of Back Pain

Author: Michael Anthony Adams
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780443100680
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This practical text, written by four key researchers in the field, offers an effective approach to the management and treatment of back pain based on applications of biomechanics. By linking the clinical anatomy of the spine to biomechanics principles, it provides a bridge between anatomy and practical applications. This highly illustrated, up-to-date book is essential reading for anyone involved in the care and treatment of patients with back pain, as well as for those studying its causes and methods of prevention. Addresses the important and prevalent problem of back pain thoroughly from a unique biomechanics perspective. Written especially for practitioners, the book presents information in a way that is relevant to therapists who treat patients with back pain. Authored by four of the leading researchers in the field from different professional backgrounds, the book comprehensively examines back pain from diverse perspectives. Provides an understanding of back mechanics that is necessary in order to form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Six new chapters are included: Growth and Aging of the Lumbar Spine; Spinal Degeneration; Biomechanics of Spinal Surgery; Surgery for Disc Prolapse; Spinal Stenosis and Back Pain; and Conservative Management of Back Pain. Expanded sections on spinal growth and aging provide additional comprehensive information on this important topic. Includes additional and updated information on the interpretation and explanation of spine research literature. An expanded color plate section with 23 new black-and-white photographs and 21 new line drawings illustrate the content clearly.

Resistance Training Instruction

Author: Everett Aaberg
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 073607015X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Walks trainers through the steps of instructing clients during resistance training. The videos demonstrate the proper techniques for the participant and proper instructional methods for the fitness professional.

Sport Public Relations 2nd Edition

Author: G. Clayton Stoldt
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450425971
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Sport Public Relations, Second Edition, expresses the roles of public relations and PR professionals as vital components to a sport organization's overall strategies and mediated messages.

Golf 2nd Edition

Author: Schempp, Paul G.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450491235
Release Date: 2014-06-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Golf: Steps to Success, Second Edition, provides step-by-step instruction and full-color photos of golf’s fundamental skills. You first learn the simplest stroke—putting. Then you progress to more challenging shots—chipping, pitching, full swing, trouble shots. There are detailed chapters on the mental game, course management, and practice skills.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Author: Peter M. McGinnis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736079662
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

"Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access," introduces exercise biomechanics in concise terms that explain external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement.

Coaching Tennis Successfully 2nd Edition

Author: United States Tennis Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492522959
Release Date: 2004-01-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

As a coach, your success depends on the success of your players. In Coaching Tennis Successfully, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) combines the expertise of winning coaches with the experience of USTA players to serve up a comprehensive guide that ensures your success. They offer specific teaching tips and mentoring concepts for managing a winning tennis program.

Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Leslie Kaminoff
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450419888
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness

Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.

Inclusive Physical Activity

Author: Susan L. Kasser
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450401869
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

"Inclusive Physical Activity "is a text and reference for exercise and physical activity practitioners committed to offering optimal physical activity programming to people of differing abilities in school, recreation, sports, and community fitness settings. The updated second edition offers strategies for physical activity programming across the life span, from infancy to adulthood.

NSCA s Essentials of Personal Training 2nd Edition

Author: Jared W. Coburn
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450416221
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is the authoritative text for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, and other fitness professionals as well as the primary preparation source for those taking the NSCA-CPT exam.

Exercise Psychology

Author: Janet Buckworth
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450407090
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

Features three new chapters on exercise and cognitive function, energy and fatigue, and pain; thoroughly revised chapters on the correlates of exercise, neuroscience, stress, depression, and sleep. Includes a glossary.