In Low Back Disorders : Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, internationally recognized low back specialist Stuart McGill presents original research to quantify the forces that specific movements and exercises impose on the low back, dispels myths regarding spine stabilization exercises, and suggests preventive approaches and strategies to offset injuries, reduce pain, and restore function.
The second edition presents enhanced algorithms to guide progessive therapeutic exercise and specially designed patient assessment provocation tests to help you determine the cause of back troubles, guide your choices in the best ways to eliminate problems, and improve the development of appropriate activities for functional gain. Whereas the first edition focused on increasing spine stability, the second edition provides new information on dealing with both regional instability or mobility and regional stiffness present in individuals where most of the motion occurs at a single spinal segment.
With Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, you will : gain valuable information on measured loading of the back during specific activities and apply it to avoid common-but counterproductive-practices in back rehabilitation ; learn how to analyze each patient's or client's unique physical characteristics and lifestyle factors to tailor preventive measures and treatments to individual needs; learn how to help patients and clients progress through the stages of rehabilitation: corrective exercise, stability or mobility, endurance, and strength; and acquire the information necessary to design an effective injuryprevention program.
Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, is the authoritative text for study, care, and treatment of the low back. Its unique approach to back care and prevention will guide you in developing intervention, rehabilitation, and prevention programs to address the unique needs of each patient or client and develop a strong scientific foundation for your practice.