Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance, The Janda Approach
Phil Page, Clare C. Frank, Robert Landa
This book brings together a combination of postural techniques, neurology and functional capabilities to improve chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, a renowned physiotherapist and neurologist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. There is an emphasis on the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement in chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This book is the only one I have found that offers practical evidence based applications to Janda’s theories.
His theories on assessment have been a clarifying process for me, and resulted in a truly profound breakthrough in helping one of my patients out of their chronic dysfunction.
I also found his theories on Muscle Slings and their Anatomical Keystone relationships most informative, in association with assessment procedure, they often have promoted new thoughts and perspective on chronic conditions.