Pose Method of Running (Dr. Romanov’s Sport Education)
By: Dr Nicholas Romanov
Paperback; 315 pages; 2004
Dr. Romanov’s Pose Method Of Running brings his revolutionary ideas that changed the world of running to the professional athlete and amateur alike. In a very succinct and enjoyable manner, it teaches one to perform to the very best of his ability, using the Pose running technique. In ballet, or martial arts, one requires practice of technique. The same is true of running. Unless you are one of the lucky ones, like Haile Gebrselassie, Steve Prefontaine, or Michael Johnson, who were born with the perfect technique, you have to learn it. Until Dr Romanov’s discovery there was no coherent theory on the subject. Running was practiced, but not taught as a skill. The Pose Method proposes to teach running as a skill with its own theory, concepts, and exercises.
Like any brilliant idea, the idea behind the Pose Method is simple. Every movement is built on an infinite number of poses, or positions, through which the body goes in space and time. In running, Dr. Romanov focuses on only one pose, which he calls the Running Pose. It is a whole body position, with vertically aligned shoulders, hips and ankles that creates an S-like shape of the body. The runner then changes the pose from one leg to the other allowing gravity to draw him forward. This creates forward movement, with the least energy cost, and the least effort. The end result is faster race times, easier running and no more injuries!
Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods John A. DiMaggio (Author), Wesley Vernon OBE (Author)
The human foot is a complex body part composed of fifty-two bones, which is twenty-five percent of all the bones in the body. Nonetheless, the foot is often viewed by the public and doctors as a “minor” body part. Similarly, the importance of pedal evidence in crime investigation has also long been undervalued, but as footwear evidence has become more commonly used in forensic situations, so has pedal evidence, which is why this seminal work is so important: it is the first textbook ever dedicated to forensic podiatry. Forensic Podiatry is an international compilation of current practices authored by the pioneers in the field. Part I discusses general forensic concerns, including those at the crime scene, from an informative perspective. It covers tasks performed by the crime laboratory, forensic podiatry principles, and various aspects of human identification. Part II deals with specific forensic podiatric concerns such as photographic techniques, bare footprint identification, and footwear examination and analysis. It also discusses forensic gate and analysis as well as the identification of pedal remains from podiatry records, which is important for mass disaster scenes. Part III presents actual forensic podiatry case studies from the United Kingdom and the United States, and Part IV focuses on podiatry practice standards, which in many instances parallel expert witness responsibilities. Groundbreaking and essential, this book is useful for medical and criminal justice students as well as podiatrists, criminalists, footwear examiners, forensic anthropologists, attorneys and investigators
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Crime Scene and Crime Laboratory
Chapter 2: Forensic Podiatry Principles and Human Identification
Chapter 3: Photographic Techniques
Chapter 4: Bare Footprint Identification
Chapter 5: Footwear Examination and Analysis
Chapter 6: Forensic Gait Analysis
Chapter 7: Identification from Podiatry Records
Chapter 8: Case Studies in Forensic Podiatry
Chapter 9: Expert Witness and Practice Standards
Sarrafian’s Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle: Descriptive, Topographic, Functional Armen S Kelikian & Shahan Sarrafian
Third edition published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in 2011; 736 pages!
Featuring original anatomical dissection photographs prepared by Shahan K. Sarrafian, MD, FACS, FAOS, ABOS, “Sarrafian’s Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle” is the classic book in foot and ankle anatomy. Meticulously updated, this new edition captures all of today’s clinical knowledge on the anatomy of the foot and ankle. Detailed coverage of functional anatomy, applied anatomy biomechanics, and cross-sectional anatomy further enhances your understanding of the complexities associated with disorders of the foot and ankle.
An injury to the foot and ankle can be devastating to an athlete’s performance. Get your patients back to their peak physical condition using authoritative guidance from the only reference book focusing solely on sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle!
The Complete Reflexology Tutor Everything You Need to Achieve Professional Expertise
Author: Ann Gillanders
Published: 2007; paperback, 256 pages
In this book, you will learn how to practice reflexology with this all-encompassing guide. You will discover the origins of reflexology and how it is supposed to work. The book then go through a step-by-step guides how to master a variety of foot and hand reflexology routines. “The Complete Reflexology Tutor” clearly points the body’s reflex points and how best to work them.
Table of Contents:
The Origins of Reflexology: The history and theory, The concept of holistic medicine, Who can it help?
Clinical evidence. How does Reflexology Work?: Reflexology and energy, The zones of the feet, Mapping the foot.
Providing Reflexology: Clinical observation, diagnosis and recomending treatments, Assessing the foot, Preparation of the client and yourself, Support postures, Reactions to expect during treatment, Aftercare advice, Guidelines to good practice, Foot relaxation routine.
Body Systems: An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of each of the body systems, with step-by-step instructions on how to work their associated reflex points.
Hand Reflexology: The theory of hand treatment and how it works, Anatomy of the hand, The zones of the hand, Mapping the hand, Observation and diagnosis, Preparation before giving a treatment, Hand reflexology routine.
Reflexology for Common Ailments: Understanding the immune system, Reference guide to reliving over 70 specific conditions. Specialised Reflexology,
The Reflexology Practice: Setting up a practice, Ethics and professionalism, First aid, Complementary therapies that may assist reflexology.
Psoriasis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Editor: Julian A. Carrasco
Date of Publication: 01 February 2012
From the Publisher:
This book presents current research in the causes, diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis. Topics discussed include furocoumarins used in radiation therapy to treat psoriasis; comorbidities of psoriasis and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease; pharmacological management of psoriasis; nitric oxide syntases and its physiological functions in healthy skin and the vegetarian diet in relation to psoriasis.
Preface; Molecular Basis of the Phototherapy of Furocoumarins: A Theoretical Study; Psoriasis: Causes, Treatments & Pathological Models; Psoriasis: Clinical Features, Diagnosis & Treatment Srategies; Proteinase Regulators of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Trafficking & Function in Psoriasis; Psoriasis Comorbidities & the Incidence of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Events in Psoriasis; Role of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Psoriasis; Pathogenesis of Psoriasis: An Update; Psoriasis & Vegetarian Diets: A Role for Cortisol & Potassium?; Comorbidities in Psoriasis; Novel Platform Therapies for Topical Application in Effective Management of Psoriasis; Psoriasis & Cardiovascular Disease; Lymphocyte Migration into Skin; TNF Blockers in the Treatment of Psoriasis; Psoriasis: Molecular Etiology & Genetic Linkage; Index.
No one wants fibromyalgia as it is such a miserable disease to have. In fibromyalgia everything hurts and aches. Its makes you tired. Just getting a diagnosis (let alone treatment) can take along before the it is recognized. To make this more complicated all this, many doctors are not as familiar with “fibro” as they should be. The treatments options for fibromyalgia are limited. There are many treatments available, and with each one only seeming to help a certain percent of those with the condition. Those with fibromyalgia are always looking for self-help ways to manage the condition. We searched and found this self help guide is recommended and seems to be helping many:
Editors: Alvaro Alonso, Daniel D. McManus, Daniel Z. Fisher Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers Published: 1st edition (March, 2010)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has an effect on greater than Thirty million individuals globally, frequently people more than age 65. Regardless of this, PVD continues to be an ailment that numerous physicians tend to be unfamiliar. This informative guide to peripheral arterial disease may help physicians from different experience and also education utilize resources effectively to benefit individual sufferers. The writers give you a explanation of appropriate vascular anatomy and pathophysiology, a targeted overview of diagnostic techniques utilized in screening for PVD, as well as modern day clinical and also interventional treatment options useful for PVD. Good usage of bullet points, compacted tables, high-quality figures, and images assist in straightforward understanding of this multi-dimensional and significant ailment.
Disorders of the Heel, Rearfoot, and Ankle
By: Chitranjan S. Ranawat, Rock G. Positano
520 pages; 547 ills; 15 April 1999; Hardback
This book on Disorders of the Heel, Rearfoot, and Ankle presents the most comprehensive, detailed summary available on conditions of the heel, rearfoot, and ankle. Their are 57 internationally recognized authors represent a wide variety of fields including orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, podiatry, radiology, sports medicine, and physical medicine. They all develop everything from anatomy and pathology to the assessment and the surgical and conservative therapies of a full range of clinical rearfoot and ankle conditions.
Chapters in Disorders of the Heel, Rearfoot, and Ankle:
Anatomy of the Heel, Rearfoot, and Ankle.
Imaging of the Hindfoot and Ankle.
Ultrasound Imaging of the Ankle and Rearfoot.
Rheumatology Laboratory Evaluation.
Electrodiagnosis in Heel and Foot Disorders.
The Ankle and Foot During Gait.
Edema and Foot Injuries: Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Biomechanics of the Heel Pad and Plantar Aponeurosis.
Functional and Biomechanical Aspects of the Planar Fascia.
Heel Pain Syndrome.
Surgical Correction of Heel Spur and Plantar Fascia Tears.
Heel Pain in the Setting of Metabolic, Infiltrative, and Bone Disorders.
Heel Pain and Achilles Pain Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies.
Heel and Hindfoot Pain in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient.
Thrombophlebitis as a Cause of Heel andRearfoot Pain.
Knee Pathology and Pain Related to Rearfoot and Heel Dysfunction.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Ankle and Foot.
Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors of the Foot.
Stress Fractures of Rearfoot, Midfoot, Distal Tibia, and Fibula.
Calcaneal Fractures: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Classification.
Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures – Conservative and Surgical.
Ankle Sprain: Clinical Evaluation and Current Treatment Concepts.
Lateral Ankle Instability: An Overview.
The Chronically Unstable Ankle: More Than a Ligamentous Problem – Anatomical, Biomechanical, and Neurological Considerations.
Fractures of the Ankle.
Fractures of the Tibial Pilon: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
Chronic Compartment Syndromeand Shin Splint Syndrome. Peroneal Tendon Disorders.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction.
Achilles Tendon Injuries.
Physical Therapy of the Ankle and Rearfoot Disorders.
Orthotic Therapy in the Treatment of Heel, Achilles Tendon, and Ankle Injuries.
Editors: Wayne Decker, C. Ped. and Stephen Albert, DPM, C. Ped
Published in 2002; soft cover; 330 pages.
This contemporary book on foot and lower limb anatomy, foot biomechanics and the common disorders of the foot.
Illustrations are extensive and clear
Glossary and references are complete and extensive.
All of the pedorthic treatments and interventions that range from footwear to foot orthoses are covered in good detail.
Top reference resource for any foot care provider, or wanting to understand a patient’s pedorthic prescription or follow a career in pedorthics.