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Pilates for Rehabilitation


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Part I. The Case for Pilates Chapter 1. Proven Pilates Principles Chapter 2. Integrating Pilates With Rehabilitation Chapter 3. Methodology and Apparatus Needed for an Effective Practice Part II. Exercises Chapter 4. Mat Chapter 5. Reformer Chapters 6. Cadillac Chapters 7. Wunda Chair Part III. Pilates Protocols for Common Injuries Chapter 8. Cervical Spine Chapter 9. Lumbar Spine Chapter 10. Shoulder Chapter 11. Hip Chapter 12. Knee Chapter 13. Ankle and Foot

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Planned reviews and features in publications including Yoga Magazine and International Therapist Magazine. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog.

About the Author

Samantha Wood is a licensed physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and yoga teacher. Her clinical expertise includes Pilates-based rehabilitation, yoga therapy, orthopaedics, sports therapy and functional rehabilitation. She began her Pilates studies in 2001 with Pilates Anatomy author Rael Isacowitz and has attended many of his advanced courses.


"This well-written book is comprehensive but concise, and is easy to read and understand. The descriptions, variations, and photographs of exercises are excellent...a great rehabilitation resource for clinicians and instructors."
Doody's Review Service, 5-star review

"Samantha introduced me to Pilates, and at first it was such a challenge! But after practicing Pilates for many years now, it has helped to minimize my injury recovery time. Samantha can do the same for you with Pilates for Rehabilitation!"Sugar Ray LeonardFormer professional boxer"The trinity of objectives in all of athletic medicine is prevention, optimization of performance, and injury care. Samantha Wood eloquently and cohesively demonstrates in her book Pilates for Rehabilitation the practical concepts and contemporary techniques for addressing today's problems with tomorrow's solutions."Bert Mandelbaum, MDTeam Physician for LA Galaxy, U.S. Soccer, and Pepperdine UniversityCo-Chair of Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe InstituteSanta Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports FoundationChairman of the CONCACAF Medical CommitteeAssistant Medical Director for Major League Soccer"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Samantha Wood for more than 15 years. During that time she has always had a unique talent for tailoring rehabilitation programs for both my professional and casual athlete populations. Now, in Pilates for Rehabilitation, she provides an easy-to-read and, more importantly, easy-to-apply handbook for medical professionals and interested individuals. All of us are looking for that added edge to perform to our best while reducing the chances of injury. Samantha has now added to our arsenal. A must-have on your shelf and by your side."George Billauer, DCTeam Chiropractor for U.S. National Soccer Team, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Football Club, and Mexican National Soccer TeamPrevious Affiliations: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Chivas USA"As a Pilates professional I am always in search of fresh resources and material to inspire my teaching and practice. Pilates for Rehabilitation is just the book to fill the void in my understanding and application of the remedial approach of the Pilates method. Samantha Wood's approach to rehabilitation is both scientific and practical, without losing the underlying principles of the Pilates method itself. Although the exercises are focused on rehabilitation, I found them to be just as effective for athletic performance. I plan to recommend this book to my clients, colleagues, and students, who I feel could all benefit from Samantha Wood's wealth of knowledge."Ed BothaPilates TeacherBASI Pilates Faculty MemberPilates Anytime Teacher"Samantha is a brilliant therapist and innovator and has been a pioneer in bringing Pilates to mainstream physio rehabilitation practice. Her experience as a physio, athletic trainer, and business woman will undoubtedly make this book worth the time and energy to read!"Amy GladinPhysical Therapist and Clinician Researcher at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center"For many years, Samantha has incorporated her sensible and easily applicable techniques in Pilates to rehabilitate and restore many of my injured patients back to good health. Pilates for Rehabilitation provides an excellent resource for other rehabilitation therapists to incorporate a restorative Pilates approach to not only heal and manage ongoing injuries but also prevent future injuries through core strengthening and improving functional strength and movement."Julie Ma, MDPrimary Care Physician for UCLA Health

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