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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073373928
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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


  • Mayo Clinic, Physical Therapy

Department, Jacksonville,


  • National Certification Courses

for Strength and Conditioning


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Table of Contents

PrefaceForwardWelcome Chapter-Value of Soft Tissue TherapySection I: FoundationsChapter 1: Components of Structure: Bones and LandmarksChapter 2: Structural Analysis and Postural AssessmentChapter 3: Muscle Tension and CausesChapter 4: Symptoms and Conditions of Muscle TensionChapter 5: Principles of Reversing Muscle TensionSection II: Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural BodyworkChapter 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 BodyAppendix B-Receptor Tonus Principles and Neuro-Physiological LawsAppendix C-Agonists, Synergist, and AntagonistAppendix D-Chiropractic and Massage: Symbiotic Health Care-Dr. Kelly HuberAppendix E- Mind - Body Connection- Robert J. Rotella, Ph.D.Appendix F- Proper Stages of Rehabilitation of Injured Soft TissuesReferences and ResourcesCreditsGlossaryMuscle IndexIndex

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