I am in a clinical doctorate program for physical therapy and rehabilitation, and I am done with school until August 28th. Though I am never in a shortage of material to read, I am trying to decide between which of two books to purchase. The match is:
Enoka “Neuromechanics of Human Movement”
Sahrmann “Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes”
Any advice? Just to fill in all who may reply, even though my career is in physical therapy, I am an athlete myself, and I treat/work with athletes on a regular basis.
Also, feel free to throw in suggestions of good reads.
And one last question…does anyone know if Carmelo Bosco published anything in English? If so, where can I find the material?
I read Enoka, it is a “groundwork” for any other reading, because it will give you a better explaination of the topics in other books…
For example, if you don’t know what is muscle stiffness (both active and passive) you will have a little more problems digesting both Sahrman and McGill (Low back disoreders)… start with Enoka, then read both Sahrmann and McGill, and also take a look at Schmidt Motor Control & Learning!
Many thanks, Duxx. I ordered Enoka’s text and am anxiously awaiting it. I have actually read McGill’s works, and for the most part I enjoyed them. I am excited, however, to read Enoka, and then see if any of my thoughts or interpretations on McGill change.
Enoka is pretty “heavy” reading, but very interesting. Isn’t for “bed” or “toilet” reading, if you know what I mean… You need a calc, paper and desk to read it! But it is going to be worth of it!
Charpter reagrding Fatigue (acute changes) is especially interesting!