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NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training
First Edition Revised

Author(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • ISBN-13: 9781284050257
  • Product With Access Code    440 pages      © 2014
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This text is a recommended resource for the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) course.

NASM Essentials of Corrective Exercise Training introduces the health and fitness professional to NASM’s proprietary Corrective Exercise Continuum, a system of training that uses corrective exercise strategies to help improve muscle imbalances and movement efficiency to decrease the risk of injury.

This textbook includes several new chapters that were not included in NASM’s previous corrective exercise materials, including the rationale for corrective exercise training, assessments of health risk, static postural assessments, range of motion assessments, and strength assessments (manual muscle testing) as well as corrective exercise strategies for the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist.

There are more than 100 corrective exercise techniques in the categories of self-myofascial release, static stretching, neuromuscular stretching, isolated strength training, positional isometrics, and integrated dynamic movements included in the text. These, along with corrective exercise strategies for common movement impairments seen in each segment of the body, make this text the premier resource for learning and applying NASM’s systematic approach to corrective exercise training.

Features & Benefits

Reader-friendly features of this text include:

  • Definitions of key terms in the margins, with terms bolded within the text.
  • Getting Your Facts Straight boxes emphasize key concepts and findings from current research.
  • Movement assessment sections discuss the purpose and procedures of various techniques that can be used in corrective exercise.
  • Summaries that wrap up each chapter to remind you of pertinent material.
  • An appendix that provides sample corrective exercise programs for common impairments seen in each segment of the body as well as a guide to common myofascial dysfunction.
  • Extensive full-color art and photographs illustrate numerous exercise techniques, anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic exercise concepts.
Chapter  1  The Rationale for Corrective Exercise Training
Chapter  2  Introduction to Human Movement Science
Chapter  3  An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Human Movement Science
Chapter  4  Health Risk Appraisal
Chapter  5  Static Postural Assessment
Chapter  6  Movement Assessments
Chapter  7  Range of Motion Assessments
Chapter  8  Strength Assessments
Chapter  9  Inhibitory Techniques: Self-Myofascial Release
Chapter  10  Lengthening Techniques
Chapter  11  Activation and Integration Techniques
Chapter  12  Corrective Strategies for Foot and Ankle Impairments
Chapter  13  Corrective Strategies for Knee Impairments
Chapter  14  Corrective Strategies for Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex Impairments
Chapter  15  Corrective Strategies for Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Impairments
Chapter  16  Corrective Strategies for Crevical Spine Impairments

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

For more than 20 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.

Today, NASM serves thousands worldwide and positively impacts the lives of millions of people the world over. As the world’s foremost resource for health and fitness information, the organization continues to elevate its industry best practices by providing outstanding programs and quality certification courses for its members.

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