Human Kinetics will once again have a stand featuring some great new titles and established bestsellers in the field of sport science – all for sale at generous discounts.
According to a literary review in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery.
However, strength, range-of-motion and functionality exercises provide significant benefits and other new therapies also show promise.
According to the team of orthopaedic surgeons who reviewed 29 studies regarding treatment following reconstructive ACL surgery, physiotherapy, begun shortly after surgery, can bring about excellent results for recovering patients.
Surprisingly though, the use of braces did not seem to improve results.
You’ll have the opportunity to see and evaluate all the latest and bestselling books from Human Kinetics and there is also a tasty 20% discount on all purchases.
Over twenty HK authors are speaking at ICSEMIS and we expect many to pay us a visit, so come along and meet the top bananas on Stand One.
Created primarily for those who will work in physical activity fields, Kinetic Anatomy builds on the previous two editions to further establish itself as the top resource for teaching structural anatomy and how it affects movement.
Layer by layer, readers will study bones, ligaments, joints and muscles on the bones, as well as the nerves and blood vessels that supply the muscles essential for movement.
Included with each book is a key code allowing students one-year access to the online anatomy programme Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review.
Normal Price: £49.99 I £3.99
HK Rewards Members’ Price: €60 I €48.00
From Mario Balotelli’s back to Novak Djokovic’s elbow, it seems that suddenly you can’t get away from pictures of athletes sporting brightly coloured tape on their bodies.
But what exactly is it and what’s its purpose? Well the makers of Kinesio tape say it gives players an edge by mending injuries.
Others aren’t so sure and point to the lack of any real scientific evidence to support this claim and suggest that a placebo effect may be taking place.
This easy-to-use reference contains 50 strap taping techniques that help support or control joint mobility and provide greater stability than other methods of taping.
Readers will experience a dynamic and detailed presentation for learning strap taping techniques and referencing them quickly through the convenience of their iPad.
Price: £11.99 I €15.99
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An essential reference for students and practitioners working with exercise electrocardiograms (ECGs), Practical ECG for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine guides readers from theory to applied interpretation of normal and abnormal ECG traces.
The text is based on the author’s clinical experience, published research and over a decade of dedicated study on the interpretation of ECGs from clinical patients to elite athletes, both at rest and during exercise.
With over 70 readouts to examine, readers can practice and refine their interpretation skills and increase their understanding of heart conditions identifiable through ECG testing.
Covering all forms of stretches for able-bodied, injured and selected special populations, Jane Johnson’s latest book is a comprehensive resource for both practitioners and students of massage therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and personal training.
It offers both passive and active rehabilitative stretches for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, knee and leg, hip and thigh, upper limb, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and fingers, and back and neck.
Featuring more than 230 colour photographs, Therapeutic Stretching provides excellent visual instruction on client positioning and the most effective handholds for the application of passive stretches to various joints and soft tissues.
Normal Price: £18.99 l €22.80
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £15.19 l €18.24
This text is intended primarily for massage therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students, but also a valuable reference for professionals in those areas as well as rehabilitation specialists.
It presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations.
In Massage Therapy, readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of physiology, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and psychology.
Normal Price: £39.99 l €48.00
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £31.99 l €38.40
Supplemented with more than 200 photos and illustrations, the techniques are broken down into step-by-step instructions, with more than 30 integrated video clips providing live demonstrations.
Readers will not just learn the evidence-based foundations and techniques of taping and bracing but also how they can aid an athlete’s total rehabilitation.
Price: £11.99 l €15.99
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