Assessment and treatment of muscle imbalance : the Janda approach

Phil Page, Clare C. Frank, Robert Lardner

"Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach" blends postural techniques, neurology, and functional capabilities in order to alleviate chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, respected neurologist and physiotherapist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. In contrast to a more traditional structural view, the Janda approach is functional, emphasising the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes from sports and general activities. This is the only text to offer practical, evidence-based application of Janda's theories. Filled with illustrations, photos and step-by-step instructions, the book uses a systematic approach in presenting information that can be used in tandem with other clinical techniques. This resource for practitioners features a rationale for rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system based on the relationship between the central nervous system and the motor system. Through this book, it provides an evidence-based explanation of muscle imbalance. The step-by-step Janda system of evaluation is explained including analysis of posture, balance and gait; evaluation of movement patterns; testing of muscle length; and, assessment of the soft tissue. The text explores treatment options for muscle imbalance through facilitation and inhibition techniques and sensorimotor training to restore neuromucular function. It also includes four case studies examining musculoskeletal conditions and showing how the Janda approach compares with other treatments. This text combines theory, evidence and applications to assist clinicians in implementing the Janda approach into their practice.

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  • Chapter 1. Structural and Functional Approaches to Muscle Imbalance
  • Chapter 2. The Sensorimotor System
  • Chapter 3. Chain Reactions
  • Chapter 5. Posture, Balance, and Gait Analysis
  • Chapter 6. Evaluation of Movement Patterns
  • Chapter 7. Muscle Length Testing
  • Chapter 8. Soft-Tissue Assessment
  • Chapter 9. Normalization of Peripheral Structures
  • Chapter 10. Restoration of Muscle Balance
  • Chapter 11. Sensorimotor Training
  • Chapter 12. Cervical Pain Syndromes
  • Chapter 15. Lower-Extremity Pain Syndromes.

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書名 Assessment and treatment of muscle imbalance : the Janda approach
著作者等 Frank Clare C.
Lardner Robert
Page Phil
Page Phillip
出版元 Human Kinetics
刊行年月 c 2010
ページ数 xiii, 297 p.
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 9780736074001
NCID BB02181450
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国