Gain a solid base in the science behind elastic resistance exercise and learn the latest clinical applications for rehabilitation and fitness. The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance is the most comprehensive guide to elastic resistance exercise.
With this expansive reference, students and clinicians will learn how to deliver the most effective clinical and home exercise programs for patients and clients as well as tailor individual programs to improve physical conditioning and sport-specific abilities.
The book’s 430 photographs show how to perform a variety of exercises using elastic resistance bands and tubing.
The companion CD-ROM (which can be purchased separately from the link below when it is available) contains all the exercises in the book, making it one of the most complete collections of elastic resistance exercises available. The CD-ROM is set up in the PhysioTools platform and allows users to order, edit, and download exercise programs, as well as
sort exercises by body part, sport/activity, or special population for quick reference;
develop protocols of elastic resistance exercises; and
provide clean-printed handouts with instructions for patients.
The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance presents a broad range of easy-to-access information organized into five parts: scientific applications, exercise applications for different areas of the body, training applications, sport-specific applications for 10 different sports, and special populations.
Part I. Scientific Basis Chapter 1. Scientific Basis of Exercise Resistance Chapter 2. Clinical Research on Exercise Resistance Chapter 3. Dosing of Elastic Resistance Exercise
Part II. Exercise Applications Chapter 4. Upper Extremity Exercises With Elastic Resistance Chapter 5. Lower Extremity Exercises With Elastic Resistance Chapter 6. Spinal Exercises With Elastic Resistance
Part III. Specific Training Applications Chapter 7. Plyometrics With Elastic Resistance Chapter 8. Speed and Agility Training With Elastic Resistance Chapter 9. Reflexive Neuromuscular Training With Elastic Resistance Chapter 10. Fitness Programs With Elastic Resistance Chapter 11. Therapeutic Stretching With Elastic Resistance Chapter 12. Integrated Uses of Elastic Resistance
Part IV. Sport-Specific Applications Chapter 13. Sport-Specific Training for Football Chapter 14. Sport-Specific Training for Baseball Chapter 15. Sport-Specific Training for Tennis Chapter 16. Sport-Specific Training for Golf Chapter 17. Sport-Specific Training for Soccer Chapter 18. Sport-Specific Training for Swimming Chapter 19. Sport-Specific Training for Basketball Chapter 20. Sport-Specific Training for Hockey Chapter 21. Sport-Specific Training for Martial Arts Chapter 22. Sport-Specific Training for Skiing
Part V. Special Populations Chapter 23. Elastic Resistance Training for Older Adults Chapter 24. Rehabilitation of Persons With Physical Disabilities Chapter 25. Elastic Resistance Exercise for Chronic Disease
Reference for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, clinical exercise physiologists, strength/conditioning specialists, personal trainers, and sports medicine physicians
Phillip Page, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. As manager of clinical education and research for Thera-Band Products, he has performed research on elastic resistance exercises. He has lectured internationally on the scientific and clinical use of elastic resistance and developed an educational course on elastic resistance that is being taught in six countries.
Previously, he was team physical therapist for the New Orleans Saints professional football club and Tulane University.
He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and was awarded the NATA's Otto Davis Post Graduate Scholarship in 1991.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi State University. Page is in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, specializing in sports and orthopedic physical therapy.
Todd S. Ellenbecker, MS, PT, SCS, OCS CSCS, is the clinic director at the Physiotherapy Associates Sports Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona. A licensed physical therapist, he has researched and taught in the field for 16 years.
He is the author of The Elbow in Sport and Complete Conditioning for Tennis and editor of Knee Ligament Rehabilitation. He co-wrote Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise.
Ellenbecker has conducted extensive research on exercise and testing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
He is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as both a sports clinical specialist and orthopedic clinical specialist. The APTA also awarded him its Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Teaching Award in 1999. He is chairman of the APTA's Shoulder Special Interest Group and a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
Ellenbecker earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University. He also is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist.