Athletics Weekly (Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip & Shoulder Dysfunction)
Hip and shoulder areas are two of the more common injury sites that curtail an athlete’s progress and the 330-plus pages of this wonderfully illustrated book address many, if not all, of the problems that may surface. Dysfunctions of the movement system are at the core of most cases of musculoskeletal injuries and can include degenerative joint conditions, impingement syndromes, chronic myofascial pain and joint pain.
Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction is written by Evan Osar, a chiropractic physician who specialises in movement based solutions to chronic pain and movement disorders and who is also an author and lecturer on posture and stability.
The book is well laid-out with 11 main chapters covering everything from the functional movement system to developing movement and identifying and assessing hip and shoulder complexes. Once those pages have been digested, the remaining half of the publication is devoted to corrective movement and exercise progressions for the aforementioned areas as well as contra-indicated exercises.
As already mentioned, the pages are filled with simple and easy-to understand illustrations of every movement and exercise described and each movement has a highlighted “key to performance” section which tells the reader exactly what and how to do it.
Who is the book targeted at? Definitely the coach, but any aspiring athlete who wants to know about their body should have this on their library shelves.