Part I. The Prerequisites; Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching; Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching; Chapter 3. Using the Spiral-Diagonal Patterns of PNF; Part II. The Stretches; Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck; Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity; Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity; Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities.
Robert E. McAtee has been a sport massage therapist since 1981, specialising in sport and orthopedic massage therapy. McAtee has been using facilitated stretching techniques with clients and athletes since 1986. He teaches facilitated stretching and sport massage seminars throughout the United States. Jeff Charland was a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison physical therapy programme, where he also competed as a varsity wrestler on a scholarship. Beginning in 1987, Charland lectured in the areas of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and assessment and treatment of neural tissue disorders.
"If a picture is worth 1000 words, then a video is worth 10,000 words, particularly when it includes narration detailing how the body should be positioned and what the stretcher, and the partner if it is a partner stretch, should be doing at each point during the stretch. The use of the video demonstrations moves the book to a much higher level of teaching, and learning for the reader. Readers will be much more comfortable with, and knowledgeable of, doing the stretches and conditioning exercises after they have watched somebody else do it, and had key points explained to them. In sum, the combination of the printed book and the video demonstrations make this an outstanding resource for individuals wishing to enhance their movement ability in a variety of settings, and activities, through the use of effective stretching and movement techniques."Gordon Chalmers, PhD--Western Washington University