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Structural Balancing: A Clinical Approach
Structural Balancing: A Clinical Approach

Structural Balancing: A Clinical Approach, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 0073373923 | ISBN13: 9780073373928
By Kyle Wright
© 2011

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Structural Balance: A Clinical Approach by Kyle Wright advances the reader’s clinical knowledge and hands-on skills of trigger point therapy techniques, postural and body structural conditions that cause chronic pain and discomfort, and specific therapies and exercises for resolving those conditions. Appropriate for clinical courses in massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic programs, this text provides a step-by-step illustrated guide of manipulations for easy learning of muscle pains and their causes. Content is practical and treatment specific, discussing muscle attachments, pain patterns, clinical notes, range-of-motion exercises, physical distortions, and proper positioning. Structural Balance teaches employable skills for a variety of healthcare specialties.



Welcome Chapter-Value of Soft Tissue Therapy

Section I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Components of Structure: Bones and Landmarks

Chapter 2: Structural Analysis and Postural Assessment

Chapter 3: Muscle Tension and Causes

Chapter 4: Symptoms and Conditions of Muscle Tension

Chapter 5: Principles of Reversing Muscle Tension

Section II: Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork

Chapter 6: Posterior Lower Extremity Compartment (PLEC)

Chapter 7: Anterior Torso Compartment (ATC)

Chapter 8: Anterior Lower Extremity Compartment (ALEC)

Chapter 9: Posterior Torso Compartment (PTC)

Chapter 10: Upper Extremity Compartment (UEC)

Appendix A-Muscles of the Body

Appendix B-Receptor Tonus Principles and Neuro-Physiological Laws

Appendix C-Agonists, Synergist, and Antagonist

Appendix D-Chiropractic and Massage: Symbiotic Health Care-Dr. Kelly Huber

Appendix E- Mind - Body Connection- Robert J. Rotella, Ph.D.

Appendix F- Proper Stages of Rehabilitation of Injured Soft Tissues

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Muscle Index


About the Author

Kyle Wright

Founder of “The Wright Centers of Advanced Bodywork, Inc.”; which are healthcare facilities devoted to the treatment and ongoing clinical research of myofascial imbalances and soft tissue pain.

Kyle graduated in 1984 from the Suncoast School of Massage Therapy, Inc., located in Tampa, Florida. He was certified by the St. John’s Clinical Institute in Neuromuscular Therapy one year later. He has assisted on a national level with leading teachers in the field of Neuromuscular Therapy from 1986 through 1991.

Kyle is co-founder and CEO of the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, Inc. where he developed the clinical and practical portion of the neuromuscular and structural bodywork curriculum.

He is also co-founder and co-owner of the Southeastern Schools of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, Inc. of Charlotte, North Carolina and Charleston, Greenville, and Columbia, South Carolina.

Kyle is on the teaching rotation of the Complimentary / Alternative Medicine (CAM) curriculum at the University of North Florida, located in Jacksonville, Florida. He teaches proper posture, myofascial imbalances and their relation to musculoskeletal pain. He has been a speaker at:

  • The National Convention for Osteopathic Medicine
  • The Florida Chiropractic Convention
  • Mayo Clinic, Physical Therapy Department, Jacksonville, Florida
  • National Certification Courses for Strength and Conditioning Specialists

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