Avoiding yoga injuries

How to avoid yoga injuries

Most yoga injuries are minor, however occasionally significant injuries can also occur. Recently these types of injuries have been getting as much coverage as the health benefits millions of people experience from yoga. In the new book Yoga Therapyauthors Kristen Butera and Staffan Elgelid have put together some tips on how best to avoid yoga injuries.  Continue reading “How to avoid yoga injuries”

Ruth Duncan performing Myofascial Release

A guide to myofascial release by Ruth Duncan

Less than a decade ago, myofascial release (MFR) was little known in the UK or Europe in either the therapy or research fields. Nowadays most gyms have foam rollers or rumble rollers. If this isn’t enough, people are going to see sport and massage therapists, such as Human Kinetics author, Ruth Duncan.

ruth-duncan-small-2Ruth Duncan, author of Myofascial Release has spent over 15 years learning and developing her work, reading and applying research into her practice to enhance the outcomes of the treatment, as well as helping clients with self-care and home rehabilitation programmes.

Ruth has written a blog for Human Kinetics, giving us expert insight into myofascial release, with an explanation of how it works. Ruth begins by describing the anatomy with the fascial system and structure. Continue reading “A guide to myofascial release by Ruth Duncan”

International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016

The International Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016 will take place at Newcastle University from the 31st August until the 2nd September. In addition to sports science and sports medicine, this year’s event will also include talks on physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. Leading international speakers will present the latest evidence and encourage discussion and interaction. Tickets are still available to buy from the event website. Subscribe to our newsletters Every month Human Kinetics produces three unique email Newsletters, packed with great articles, events and news, plus information on our latest resources and exclusive reader offers. They’re completely free and if … Continue reading International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2016

Exercise may work as well as surgery for knee injuries

Recent research published in the British Medical Journal has suggested that exercise could work just as well as surgery for knee injuries.

The research has recommended that middle-aged adults who have been diagnosed with  the common injury, a degenerative meniscal tear, should first try physical therapy.

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Perfect the art of Positional Release Therapy

Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy is an invaluable resource written specifically for professionals in the sports medicine and therapy fields, wanting to learn and perfect the art of Positional Release Therapy (PRT). This highly visual guide takes an organised approach that gifts readers with the foundations for application, procedure, and theory of PRT. The text uses contemporary science and evidence-based practice to provide health care practitioners and students with a manual of PRT techniques and skills that enable successful diagnosis. Normal Price: £57.49|€87.34 HK Rewards Price: £45.99|€69.87 Find out more Subscribe to our newsletters Every month Human Kinetics produces three unique email Newsletters, … Continue reading Perfect the art of Positional Release Therapy