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Curves, twists and bends : a practical guide to pilates for scoliosis

Author: Annette Wellings; Alan Herdman
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Wellings; Alan Herdman
ISBN: 9781848190252 1848190255
OCLC Number: 456908842
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Part 1. Understanding and Awareness. 1.1 What is Scoliosis? Structural and Non-Structural Scoliosis. Symptoms. Idiopathic Scoliosis. Causes. 1.2. Wide Variation of Types. Location of the Curve. Shape of the Curve. Degree of the Curve. Vertebral Rotation. Rib Hump. Kyphosis, Lordosis, Flat Back. 1.3. Four Common Patterns of Curvature. 1.4. The Psychology of Scoliosis. Coping Mechanisms. 1.5. Mind and Body Link. The Bossy Muscle. The Spine Bends Under Physical and Psychological Pressure. Part 2. Exercises for Flexibility and Posture. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Principles of Exercise for Scoliosis. 2.3. Posture and Alignment. 2.4. Exercises. Preparation. The Basic Top Ten Exercises. Stretches. De-Rotation. Lengthening. Letting Go of Bossy Muscle. Teaching the Weak Side to Talk. Pelvic Stability. 2.5. Index of Exercises. 2.6. What Exercises to Avoid. 2.7. Possible Goals and Outcomes. 2.8. More About Pilates.
Responsibility: Annette Wellings with Alan Herdman.

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