Vol. 1 – Assisted Stretching – Just the Facts

Assisted Stretching – Just the Facts – Table of Contents

  • Forward
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • How to Use These Manuals
  • Active Isolated Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)?
    • What happens when you stretch?
    • What happens in the Surrounding Tissues?
    • How AIS Works
  • Positional Stretching
    • Benefits of Positional Stretching
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • Goals of Stretching
  • Reasons for lack of Flexibility
  • Muscles
  • Fascia
  • Tensegrity
  • The Whole Picture
  • Cueing
  • Body Mechanics
  • Other Stretching Modalities
  • Some Basic Information
    • Definitions
    • Range of Motion (ROM)
  • Key Points for Success
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 2 – Assisted Stretching: Cervical

Vol. 2 – Assisted Stretching: Cervical Table of Contents

  • Positional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • CERVICAL
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Table Exercises
  • Muscles of Neck Flexion
    • Cervical Extension – Neutral
    • Cervical Extension; Oblique 1 – Turned Towards
    • Cervical Extension; Oblique 2 – Turned Away
  • Muscles of Neck Extension
    • Cervical Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Cervical Flexion; 2 – Turned Away
    • Cervical Flexion; 3 – Turned Away
    • Cervical Flexion; 4 – Turned Towards
    • Cervical Flexion; 5 – Turned Towards
  • Subocciptals
    • Cervical Cranial Flexion 1
    • Cervical Cranial Flexion 2
    • Cervical Cranial Flexion 3
  • Muscles of Lateral Flexors
    • Cervical Lateral Flexion
    • Cervical Cranial Lateral Flexion
  • Muscles of Neck Rotation
    • Cervical Rotation
    • Thoracic Extension -single
  • Seated Exercises
    • Cervical Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Cervical Flexion; Oblique 2 – Turned Towards
    • Cervical Flexion; Oblique 3 – Turned Away
    • Cervical Lateral Flexion
    • Cervical Rotation
    • Cervical Extension 1 – Neutral
    • Cervical Extension; Oblique 2 – Turned Towards
    • Cervical Extension; Oblique 3 – Turned Away
  • JAW
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Muscles of Jaw Retraction
    • Jaw Retraction
    • Jaw Protraction
  • Muscles of Jaw Deviation
    • Jaw Lateral Deviation 1 & 2
  • Muscles of Jaw Elevation
    • Jaw Depression
  • Protocols
    • Key for the Protocols of the Cervical Spine
    • Complete Protocol for the Cervical Spine
    • Forward Head Posture
    • Nerve Impingement
    • Disc problems
    • Bone Spurs
    • Key for the Protocol of the Jaw
    • Complete Protocol for the Jaw
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 3 – Assisted Stretching: Upper Extremity Shoulder / Elbow

Vol. 3 – Assisted Stretching: Upper Extremity Shoulder / Elbow Table of Contents

  • Positional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • SHOULDER
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joints
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
    • Pectoralis Major Muscle
  • Seated Exercises
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 1 & 2
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 1 & 2 – w/Spinal Extension
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 3 – “Thumbs Down”
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 1 & 2 – Both Arms
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 3 –“Thumbs Down”;Both Arms
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 4 – Both Arms; Behind Neck
  • Table Exercises
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 1 & 2
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 3 – “Thumbs Down”
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 1 & 2 – Both Arms
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 3 “Thumbs Down”;Both Arms
    • Shoulder Horizontal Abduction 4 & 5-Both Arms;Behind Neck
    • Biceps Brachii Muscle
  • Seated Exercises
    • Shoulder Extension 1 – Palms to Body; Both Arms
    • Shoulder Extension 1 – Palm to Body; Single Arm
    • Shoulder Extension 2 & 3 – Oblique w/Abduction
    • Shoulder Extension 4 & 5 – Oblique w/Adduction
    • Shoulder Extension 6 – Palms Away from Body; Both Arms
    • Shoulder Extension 6 – Palm Away From Body; Singe Arm
    • Rotator Cuff Muscles
    • Shoulder Internal Rotation; Seated
    • Shoulder Internal Rotation; Table
    • Shoulder External Rotation; Seated
    • Shoulder External Rotation; Table
    • Triceps Brachii Muscle
  • Seated Exercises
    • Shoulder Flexion 1 – 4 Arm Straight
    • Shoulder Flexion 5 – Neutral; Arm Bent
    • Shoulder Flexion 6 – Oblique Out; Arm Bent
    • Shoulder Flexion 7 – Oblique In; Arm Bent
  • Table Exercises
    • Shoulder Flexion 1 – 4 – Arm Straight
    • Shoulder Flexion 5 & 6-Arm Bent; Oblique Out; Arm Bent
  • Trapezius Muscle
  • Deltoid Muscle
  • Seated Exercises
    • Shoulder Horizontal Adduction 1 & 2
    • Shoulder Horizontal Adduction 3
    • Shoulder Horizontal Adduction 4 & 5 – Oblique Up
    • Shoulder Horizontal Adduction 6 & 7 – Oblique Down
  • Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
  • Seated Exercises
    • Shoulder Abduction 1 & 2
    • Posterior Hand Clasp
  • ELBOW
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Muscles of Elbow Flexion
    • Elbow Extension 1 – 3
  • Muscles of Elbow Extension
    • Elbow Flexion 1 & 2
  • Muscles of Elbow Supination
    • Elbow Pronation
  • Muscles of Elbow Pronation
    • Elbow Supination
  • Protocols
    • Key for the Protocols of the Shoulder
    • Complete Protocol for the Shoulder
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Bursitis
    • Bone Spurs
    • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Biceps Tendonitis
    • Elbow Hyperextension
    • Impingements
    • Scapular Protraction
    • Scapular Elevation
    • Key for the Protocols of the Elbow
    • Complete Protocol for the Elbow
    • Epicondylitis
    • Tendonosis
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 4 – Assisted Stretching: Upper Extremity Wrist / Finger

Vol. 4 – Assisted Stretching; Upper Extremity Wrist / Finger Table of Contents

  • Positional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • WRIST & HAND
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Muscles of Wrist Extension
    • Wrist Flexion 1
    • Wrist Flexion 2
    • Wrist Flexion 3
    • Wrist Flexion 4
  • Muscles of Wrist Flexion
    • Wrist Extension 1
    • Wrist Extension 2
    • Wrist Radial Deviation
    • Wrist Ulnar Deviation
    • Wrist Supination
    • Wrist Pronation
  • Muscles of Finger Flexion
    • Finger Extension 1 & 2
  • Muscles of Finger Extension
    • Finger Flexion 1 & 2
    • Finger Flexion 3 & 4
    • Finger Rotation
  • Muscles of Finger AB/Adduction
    • Finger AB/Adduction 1 – 3
  • Muscles of Thumb Extension
    • Thumb Flexion 1 – 3
    • Thumb Adduction 1 – 2
  • Muscles of Thumb Flexion
    • Muscles of Thumb Opposition
    • Thumb Abduction – 1 – 3
    • Thumb Extension 1 – 2
    • Metacarpal Ab/Adduction 1 & 2
  • Protocols
    • Key for the Protocols of the Wrist and Hand
    • Complete Protocol for the Wrist & Hand
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ganglion Cysts
    • Arthritis

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Vol. 5 – Assisted Stretching Thoraco / Lumbar


Vol. 5 – Assisted Stretching Thoraco / Lumbar Table of Contents

  • Positional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • LUMBAR
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Muscles of Spine Extension
  • Table Exercises
    • Lumbar Sacral Flexion 1
    • Lumbar Sacral Flexion 2
    • Quadratus Lumborum Muscle
  • Table Exercises
    • Lumbar Sacral Flexion 3 – Oblique
    • Lumbar Thoracic Flexion 1
    • Lumbar Thoracic Flexion 2
  • T.F.L. & I.T.B. Muscles
  • Table Exercises
    • Hip Double Leg Adduction 1 – 2 -“C”
    • Hip Double Leg Adduction 3 – 4 – “L”
    • Hip Double Leg Adduction 5 – 6 – “V”
  • Muscles of Lateral Spine Flexion
  • Table Exercises
    • Lumbar Lateral Flexion 1 – 2 Neutral
    • Lumbar Lateral Flexion 3 – 4 w/Rotation; Same Side
    • Lumbar Lateral Flexion 5 – 6 w/Rotation; Opposite Side
    • Seated Lumbar Flexion – Neutral
  • Muscles of Spine Rotation
  • Seated Exercises
    • Lumbar Rotation
    • Lumbar Lateral Flexion
    • Lumbar Lateral Flexion 3 & 4 – Oblique
    • Lumbar Rotation w/Flexion
    • Lumbar Rotation w/Lateral Flexion
  • Muscles of Spine Flexion
  • Muscles of Respiration
  • Standing Exercises
    • Lumbar Extension 1 – Neutral
    • Lumbar Lateral Extension 3 & 4 – Oblique
  • Protocols
    • Key for Protocols of the Spine
    • Complete Lumbar
    • Lordosis
    • Disc Problems
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stenosis
    • Spurring
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 6 – Assisted Stretching: Pelvis

Vol. 6 – Assisted Stretching: Pelvis Table of Contents

  • Positional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • HIP
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Gluteal Muscles
    • Hip Flexion 1 – Linear
    • Hip Flexion 2 – Lateral
  • Piriformis Muscle
    • Hip Flexion 3 – Oblique @ 15 degrees
    • Hip Flexion 4 – Oblique @ 45 degrees
  • Muscles of Internal Rotation
    • Hip External Rotation 1-4
    • Hip External Rotation 5
  • Muscles of External Rotation
    • Hip Internal Rotation 1 – 5 A; Supine
    • Hip Internal Rotation 1 – 5 B; Supine
    • Hip Internal Rotation 1 – 5; Prone
    • Hip External Rotation w/Adduction and Extension 1-3
    • Hip External Rotation w/Hip Extension 1-4
  • Protocols
    • Key for the Protocols of the Hip
    • Complete Protocol for the Hip
    • Groin Impingements
    • ITB Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Sciatica
    • S/I Dysfunction
    • Leg Length Inequality “LLI”
    • Hip Replacement
    • Bone Spurs
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 7 – Assisted Stretching: Lower Extremity Thigh / Knee

Vol. 7 – Assisted Stretching: Lower Extremity Thigh / Knee Table of Contents

  • Postional Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • Fundamentals of Positional Stretching
  • KNEE
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Hamstring Muscles
    • Knee Extension 1 – Neutral
    • Knee Extension 2 – External Rotation 20 Knee Extension 3 – Internal Rotation
    • Straight Leg Hip Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Straight Leg Hip Flexion 2
    • Straight Leg Hip Flexion 3 – Internal Rotation
    • Straight Leg Hip Flexion 4 – External Rotation
  • Muscles of Adduction
    • Hip Abduction 1 – Neutral
    • Hip Abduction 2 & 3 – Rotation w/Hip Extension
    • Hip Abduction 4 – Internal Rotation w/Abduction from Flexed Position
  • Muscles of Abduction
    • Hip Adduction 1
    • Hip Adduction 2
    • Hip Adduction 3 – 4 – Hip Flexion w/Rotation
    • Hip Adduction 5 – 6 – Hip Flexion w/Rotation
    • Hip Adduction; Prone 7 – 8 – Hip Extension w/Rotation
  • Iliopsoas Muscle
  • Side-Lying Exercises
    • Hip Extension 1 & 2
    • Hip Extension 3 – 5; w/Adduction
  • Quadricep Muscles
  • Side-Lying Exercises
  • Knee Flexion 1 & 2
    • Knee Flexion w/Hip Extension 1 & 2
    • Prone Exercises
    • Hip Extension 1 – 3
    • Hip Extension 4 – 6 w/Abduction
    • Knee Flexion 1 & 2
    • Knee Flexion w/Hip Extension 1 & 2
    • Terminal Knee Extension
  • Protocols
  • Key for the Protocols of the Knee
    • Complete Protocol for the Knee
    • Chondromalacia Patella
    • Baker’s Cysts
    • Knee Replacements
    • Patellar Tendonitis
    • Meniscus Tears
    • Lateral Patella
    • Osgood Schlatters
    • ACL & PCL
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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Vol. 8 – Assisted Stretching Lower Extremity: Calf / Toe

Table of Contents (Vol. 8 – Lower Extremity Calf / Toe)

  • Active Isolated Stretching
    • What is Active Isolated Stretching?
    • The foundations of AIS
  • ANKLE & FOOT
    • Tips for all exercises
    • Type of joint and the bones involved
    • Muscles of the joint
    • Muscle Actions
    • Range of motions
    • Joint Actions
    • Common Disorders, injuries and problems
  • Gastrocnemius Muscle
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Advanced Ankle Dorsal Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 2 – w/Inversion
    • Advanced Ankle Dorsal Flexion 2 & 3 – w/Inversion
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 3 – w/Eversion
    • Advanced Ankle Dorsal Flexion 4- w/Eversion
  • Soleus & Tibialis Posterior Muscles
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 4 – Neutral
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 5 – w/Adduction and Supination
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 6 – w/Abduction and Pronation
  • Achilles Tendon
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 7 – Neutral
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 8 – w/Adduction and Supination
    • Ankle Dorsal Flexion 9 – w/Abduction and Pronation
  • Muscles of Dorsal Flexion
    • Ankle Plantar Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Advanced Ankle Plantar Flexion 1 – Neutral
    • Ankle Plantar Flexion 2 – w/Inversion
    • Advanced Ankle Plantar Flexion 2 – w/Inversion
    • Ankle Plantar Flexion 3 – w/Eversion
    • Advanced Ankle Plantar Flexion 3 – w/Eversion
  • Muscles of Ankle Eversion
    • Ankle Inversion
    • Advanced Ankle Inversion
  • Muscles of Ankle Inversion
    • Ankle Eversion
    • Advanced Ankle Eversion
    • Foot Abduction
    • Foot Adduction
  • Muscles of Foot Pronation
    • Foot Supination
  • Muscles of Foot Supination
    • Foot Pronation
  • Muscles of Toe Plantar Flexion
    • Toe Dorsal Flexion
  • Muscles of Toe AD/Abduction
    • Toe Ab/Adduction 1
    • Toe Ab/Adduction 2; Oblique
  • Muscles of Toe Dorsal Flexion
    • Toe Plantar Flexion
  • Muscles of Big Toe Adduction
    • Big Toe Adduction 1-3
    • Little Toe Abduction 1-3
  • Protocols
    • Key for the Protocols of the Ankle and Foot
    • Complete Protocol for the Ankle & Foot
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Hallix Vargus “Bunions”
    • Heel Spurs
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonsis
    • Fallen Arches
    • Raised Arches
    • Edema
    • Hammer Toes
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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