The Vital Glutes
Connecting the Gait Cycle to Pain and Dysfunction
John Gibbons looks at one of the most neglected areas of the body: the gluteal muscles.
The Vital Glutes takes you on a fascinating journey of enlightenment, teaching the reader to recognize pain and dysfunctional patterns that arise from the gluteal muscles.
Questions answered in the book include:
Why are the glutes potentially causing pain and dysfunction to distant sites of the body?
How does the gait pattern contribute to pain and dysfunction? And, how can the application of gluteal specific Muscle Energy Techniques aid full body wellbeing?
This book also offers the reader step-by-step tasks to identify and correct a number of dysfunctional patterns, and functional gluteal exercises in order to aid recovery.
The Author John Gibbons is a registered sports osteopath, author and lecturer for the Bodymaster Method®. He specializes in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries, specifically for the University of Oxford sports teams. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy since 1999, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals throughout the UK and internationally. He has written many articles on various aspects of physical therapy, which have been published through companies like SportEx, Federation of Holistic Therapies, Massage world, Positive Health and Sports Injury Bulletin.
“ I just want to thank you for writing this book, which is so clear & informative. The information that you provide sheds so much light on the mysteries of musculoskeletal dysfunction. I’ve accumulated so many books over the years, however this book really is exceptional. As you are aware, working with clients is a very complex experience. So having the information that you provide is priceless! I’m looking forward to your next publication. Thanks so much.”
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