Release Your Kinetic Chain with Exercises for the Shoulder to Hand – EBOOK
All the tissues, muscles, and bones of your body are connected to each other within a complex web of fascia…and together, make up your kinetic chain. ‘Release Your Kinetic Chain with Exercises for the Shoulder to Hand’ provides intelligently designed, easy-to-follow exercise routines to aid you in rapidly rehabilitating, repairing, strengthening, and restoring the tissues of your shoulders, arm, hands, and core.
Written for the general public, by the internationally best-selling authors of ‘Release Your Pain’, this EBOOK version is fully HYPERLINKED, from its detailed table of contents, to the comprehensive index, and to all the exercise routines in this book. So you can quickly and easily navigate to all the topics that most interest you. Best of all, you can enjoy its full-color format, and view all the numerous illustrations and exercises as they are meant to be seen.
ACTIVATE YOUR KINETIC CHAIN
You can use these exercise routines to release and activate all the anatomical structures of your kinetic chain – from your shoulder to hand – with unique exercise routines that can help you rehabilitate injuries, while preparing your body for more extensive/competitive exercise programs.
These exercise routines activate your entire kinetic chain, from your shoulder to hand, and even into your core! Use these routines to recover from injuries to the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand, including:
Hand pain caused by stiffness, overuse, or injury.
Carpal Tunnel and other related nerve entrapment syndromes.
Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow.
Shoulder pain caused by stress, trauma, or repetitive strain.
Tendonitis of the arm or elbow.
Other soft-tissue injuries to the tissues of the hand, arm, or shoulder.
HOW CAN THIS BOOK HELP YOU?
Exercise is often prescribed to patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, tendonitis, hand pain, wrist pain, arm pain, or shoulder pain. When exercise is recommended, it is important to select exercise routines that reduce the risk of re-injury, while supporting strengthening and rehabilitation of all the tissues in the kinetic chain.
Our primary objective with rehabilitation is to increase muscular endurance and neurological motor control. With rehabilitation routines, we always work within a pain-free zone…essentially a zone of safety where you can bring your injured areas back to normal activity.
This second volume in the 'Release Your Kinetic Chain' series of exercise books applies a functional approach to exercise and help you to achieve two key objectives:
First, rehabilitate your body after an injury (by restoring function after a long period of inactivity) and prepare the body for more intensive exercise programs.
Second, help to prepare your body for sport or athletic performance training. Developed by the internationally best-selling authors of 'Release Your Pain ', these exercise routines – when performed on their own, or when combined with a treatment modality – will help you to take a key step towards resolving long-standing neuromuscular problems and soft-tissue injuries."
You will find that the Beginner and Intermediate routines expect you to work within this pain-free rehabilitative zone. The Advanced routines will help to transition you into the Performance or Athletic arenas.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE KINETIC CHAIN
Visualize the kinetic chain from your shoulder-to-hand as a layered, multi-level spider web. In your body, this web is made up of soft-tissue fibers – muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue.
A knot, break, or dysfunction in any one layer of this web impacts all the surrounding connections, as well as the structures in the layers above and below the injured area. Restrictions can form in one or more of these layers from your injury. Treating or exercising just the injured area obviously will not solve the whole problem. It is necessary to also address all the other layers, structures, and issues….that is…the kinetic web!
Rather than working with only the single area of injury, the exercise routines in this book treat your body as a dynamic web of interconnected links – a kinetic chain.
We strive to give you a balanced means of achieving a good strong body that is injury-free. Since injury or weakness in one area of your body always affects the function of numerous other related areas, we designed our routines to take into account direct muscular connections, muscle antagonists, fascial connections, as well as the fact that tissue restrictions often affect the primary mechanisms of energy storage and release.
Too often, we find our patients and athletes jumping into the advanced, intensive stages of exercise before establishing needed ground work. This rushed approach often leads to more injuries and an accompanying lack of performance. The Release Your Kinetic Chain series of exercise books takes a functional approach to exercise. With this approach, we give you step-by-step recommendations to help you move through the rehabilitation phase of an exercise program to prepare you for the performance phase.
This book (and its sister books) have two basic objectives:
The first objective is to help you rehabilitate your body after an injury (or long period of inactivity) and prepare it for more intensive exercise programs.
The second objective is to help you prepare your body so that it is ready for sport or athletic performance training.
The exercise programs in the ‘Release Your Kinetic Chain’ books use step-by-step routines that take into consideration kinetic chain relationships, tissue interactions, core imbalances, elastic power, and aerobic training. Since injury or weakness in one area of your body always affects the function of numerous other related areas, we ensure that our routines take into account direct muscular connections, muscle antagonists, fascial connections, as well as the fact that tissue restrictions affect the primary mechanisms of energy storage and release
RESOLVE NEURO-MUSCULAR AND SOFT-TISSUE INJURIES
Developed by the internationally best-selling authors of ‘Release Your Pain ’, these exercise routines – when performed on their own, or when combined with a treatment modality – will help you to take a key step towards resolving long-standing soft-tissue injuries and neuromuscular problems of your shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.