Brad Walker's The Anatomy of Stretching was originally released in 2007, when it became an instant best-seller. Reader demand has meant a second edition was released in January 2011, offering even more anatomy and physiology information, along with 20 new stretches.
With a strong readership base of physiotherapists, physical therapists, sports enthusiasts and athletes alike, the book appeals to a vast range of acamedic, enthusiast and industry backgrounds. The clear, concise layout and detailed illustrations provide a view into primary and secondary muscles being used throughout a whole range of diverse stretches, covering the upper and lower body.
The book can be read cover to cover by those with an overall interest in anatomy and physiology (and what happens when the body moves in certain ways), or can be dipped into by those wanting more information about stretches for a specific part of the body.
In addition to The Anatomy of Stretching book Lotus Publishing also offers three comprehensive stretching posters (upper body, lower body and neck/back and core) which can be placed in gyms, health studios, classrooms or any other similar type of fitness space, to serve as a useful reminder about which stretches to undertake.
Together the stretching book and three stretching posters offer the ultimate package, ensuring the reader enjoys their sport/activity safe in the knowledge they have helped reduce the possibility of injury, warmed up the muscles and, in some cases, helped aid the rehabilitation of damaged muscles.