Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise: A Comprehensive Guide to Multiple Joint Exercises brings you up to date on the latest research findings and provides creative and practical tips and guidelines for optimal application of the technique in settings with patients, athletes, and others.
A valuable blending of science and practice, this comprehensive book is an indispensable resource for both practitioners and researchers. Written by clinicians who use this technique daily in their work, the book interprets the latest research, clarifies the scientific principles underlying the technique, and highlights important differences between open and closed kinetic chain exercise. The authors reinforce their points with examples from everyday life and sports to make the scientific information relevant and meaningful. Baseline measurements for joint interplay and the stress and load these joints bear are provided as an aid in testing and monitoring individual needs and progress. Various testing protocols and their sequencing are also discussed.
The book goes beyond the “whys” of closed kinetic chain exercise to provide you with usable how-tos for applying a variety of techniques and variations to condition the upper and lower extremities. Forty-five closed kinetic chain exercises effective in enhancing muscular strength, power, and endurance as well as functional performance are incorporated into an individualized progressive training or rehabilitation program. Understanding the difficulties in treating the elbow and shoulder, the authors pay special attention to the use and progression of closed kinetic chain exercise in these areas.
This user-friendly manual brings this therapeutic tool to life with examples, tables, and other visuals to show you how to perform the exercises and integrate them easily into clinical, fitness, and health settings.
The book features the following:
- More than 70 illustrations and photos that eliminate questions about “how to do it”
- Step-by-step descriptions and examples of an array of practical exercises for easy reference on the job
From theoretical aspects to everyday application, Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise: A Comprehensive Guide to Multiple Joint Exercises covers it all. You’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skill to improve your confidence and effectiveness in using these exercises to build strength, enhance performance, and improve health.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Kinetic Link/Chain Principle
Open Kinetic Chain
Closed Kinetic Chain
Chapter 2. Biomechanical and Physiological Principles of Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise
Physiological Principles of Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
Chapter 3. The Kinetic Chain Principle
Total Arm Strength Concept
Total Leg Strength Concept
Chapter 4. Comparison of Closed and Open Kinetic Chain Exercise
Comparison of Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise
Chapter 5. Use of Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise in Rehabilitation and
Conditioning of the Lower Extremity
Lower Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Testing and Training
Integration of Closed Kinetic Chain Testing and Training
Chapter 6. Use of Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise in Rehabilitation and
Conditioning of the Upper Extremity
Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Exercise
Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Training
Chapter 7. Lower Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise
Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises for the Lower Extremity
Chapter 8. Upper Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
Upper Extremity Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises