Structural Balancing, A Clinical Approach, was written with the Massage & Bodywork Therapy Student in mind; to encourage each student to explore and expand their study and practice of massage therapy. It is a comprehensive manual on principles, practices and procedures for delivering clinical massage therapy.
“I, Kyle C. Wright, believe it will be the primary ‘building block’ in your development toward becoming a well trained clinical massage and bodywork therapist.”
From the Amazon Book Description:
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.
About the Author (from Amazon):
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
Product Details (from Amazon):
- Series: Massage Therapy
- Spiral-bound: 416 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (January 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073373923
- ISBN-13: 978-0073373928
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars