Based on the latest research, this completely revised and updated edition includes five new chapters, nearly doubling the content. These chapters discuss
the hypermobility of joints,
joint manipulation and chiropractic adjustment,
the relationship of stretching and special populations, and
the functionality of stretching and flexibility for specific sports and health conditions.
In the first few chapters, readers will learn about factors that limit flexibility, such as the titin filament in muscle, plasticity in the spinal cord's neural circuits, and the influence of circadian cycles.
The remaining chapters discuss how such limiting factors can be modified to enhance joint range of motion. These chapters feature a variety of techniques to enhance flexibility throughout the body.
With more than 1,400 scholarly and professional references and over 200 illustrations, photos, and tables, Science of Flexibility is invaluable for
health and fitness professionals,
sport physical therapists and chiropractors,
massage therapists, and
instructors and practitioners of dance, yoga, and the martial arts.
It's also an excellent textbook for physical therapy, massage therapy, and other professional therapy training programs....Continua