Lotus Publishing offers a range of text books, publications and literature for both students of physiotherapy as well as practicing physiotherapists and industry leaders. Covering such increasingly popular topics as Trigger Point Therapy and Fascial Release Lotus Publishing’s text books are some of the most ground-breaking physical therapy publications currently on the UK market, covering a host of specialised practices often uncovered by other publishers.
Lotus Publishing’s physio section offers a whole range of concise, reference guides and literature massively useful for those establishing themselves within the physical therapy industry. The best-selling The Concise Book of Muscles was originally released in 2003 and continues to enjoy success to this day in an updated format. Following an introductory chapter covering such topics as anatomical directions, planes of the body and the skeletal system, the publication documents all of the major muscles of the body. The Concise Book of Trigger Points and A Practical Guide to Acupoints similarly are another two hugely popular reference guides, following a similar format of well presented information and a host of helpful colour diagrams.
In addition to the concise guides, Lotus Publishing’s physiotherapy and physical therapy range also offers a whole host of discipline specific books, especially in the sports and movement fields. Some of the most popular text books in this particular range include Brad Walker’s best-selling The Anatomy of Stretching, which is an illustrated guide to flexibility and injury rehabilitation. The introductory section of the book outlines important elements of stretching, such as muscle anatomy, the physiology of muscle contraction and the different types of stretching. Each part of the body is then covered (from neck and shoulders, to arms and chest, stomach, etc), with each specific stretch given its own page, own large, colour diagram and a host of information covering such topics as technique, muscles being stretched, sports that benefit from this stretch, sports injuries where the stretch may be useful and common problems when performing the stretch. Other popular text books in the physio/physical therapy range include: Joanne Elphinston’s Stability, Sport and Performance Movement, Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones’ The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement, Brad Walker’s The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, and Gray Cook’s Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening–Assessment–Corrective Strategies.
Self-help physio books, publications and literature are also available for those interested in aiding their own rehabilitation. Valerie DeLaune’s Pain Relief with Trigger Point Self-Help, for example, breaks down for the reader what a trigger point is and what causes it and then goes on to offer trigger point pressure and stretching techniques for trigger points throughout the entire body. Again the book is set out in a clear format, with large colour photographs showing a host of the techniques, as well as clear colour illustrations showing the location of trigger points within the body part and muscle. Much of the physiotherapy publishers Lotus Publishing’s literature is suggested as recommended reading for numerous physiotherapy and physical therapy courses, as the publications offer such clear guidance, with the publisher’s signature clear, colour photographs and illustrations helping aid understanding of new concepts and exercises. Due to the increasingly specialised topics covered however, in the physiotherapy range (such as trigger point therapy and fascial release), the text books are also a must have for practicing physiotherapists, physiotherapy teachers and industry leaders alike.