This book provides all therapists with a clear guide to what the fascia is, how it goes wrong, and how to treat disorders that involve the fascia.
The book is in two parts. It builds on a background of what is now known or currently hypothesised about fascial dysfunction and its repercussions. Section 1, on Fascial Foundations summarises latest knowledge on fascia and links it to clinical practice.
It comprises five chapters by Leon Chaitow with one chapter contributed by Tom Myers. It looks at fascial function and dysfunction; gives guidelines on clinical assessment and suggestions for ensuring that treatment approaches achieve their maximum potential in the restoration of normal fascial function.
Section 2 entitled Selected Fascial Modalities comprises 15 chapters, each written by an internationally recognised clinical expert and each describing and explaining a technique which has been proven to be effective in the treatment of fascial dysfunction.
The book is highly illustrated with black and white photographs, line drawings and a colour plate section to illustrate the anatomy and physiology of fascia.
Section I Fascial Foundations
Chapter 1 The clinical relevance of the functions of fascia: translating the science Leon Chaitow
Chapter 2 Fascial dysfunction and disease: causes, effects and possible manual therapy options Leon Chaitow
Chapter 3 Global postural assessment Thomas W. Myers
Chapter 4 Additional global and local assessment approaches Leon Chaitow
Chapter 5 Removing obstacles to recovery: therapeutic mechanisms and fascia Leon Chaitow
Section II Selected Fascial Modalities
Chapter 6 The Bowen technique Michelle Watson and Julian M. Baker
Chapter 7 Connective tissue manipulation and skin rolling Elizabeth A. Holey and John Dixon
Chapter 8 Use it or lose it: recommendations for fascia-oriented training applications in sports and movement therapy Robert Schleip and Divo Gitta Müller
Chapter 9 The Fascial Manipulation® method applied to low back pain Antonio Stecco, Stefano Casadei, Alessandro Pedrelli, Julie Ann Day and Carla Stecco
Chapter 10 Fascial unwinding Paolo Tozzi
Chapter 11 Balanced ligamentous tension technique Paolo Tozzi
Chapter 12 Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization Warren I. Hammer
Chapter 13 Muscle energy techniques Leon Chaitow
Chapter 14 Myofascial induction therapy (MIT®) Andrzej Pilat
Chapter 15 Neuromuscular technique (NMT) and associated soft tissue manipulation modalities Leon Chaitow
Chapter 16 Positional release techniques (including counterstrain) Leon Chaitow
Chapter 17 Rolfing® _structural integration Jonathan Martine
Chapter 18 Management of scars and adhesions Willem Fourie
Chapter 19 Massage therapy and fascia Sandy Fritz
Chapter 20 Trigger point release methods including dry needling César Fernández-de-las-Peñas