This new second edition of Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release from bestselling author Jane Johnson features everything there is to know on the subject.
Ideal for both students and professionals, this detailed guide helps readers understand and apply STR and trigger point therapy to maximise patient treatment and rehabilitation. With detailed instruction accompanied by numerous photos, readers gain proficiency and confidence in applying these techniques.
This updated edition explains the differences between the three types of STR; passive, active assisted and active. It also provides step-by-step descriptions for performing each type.
Each technique is complemented by information on the key holds, moves and stances for various muscles. Plus, there are handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful.
Jane Johnson is a chartered physiotherapist with a background in musculoskeletal occupational health. She has been using and teaching STR techniques for many years. Formerly a massage therapist and fitness instructor, Johnson has a passion for helping undergraduate and newly qualified professionals gain confidence in using common assessment and treatment methods. Jane has also authored seven books, including Postural Correction (Human Kinetics, 2016) and Therapeutic Stretching (Human Kinetics, 2012).