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978-1-909141-08-7
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176 color photographic illustrations
246 x 189mm
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17 May 2014
Handspring Publishing

£36.00 GBP

Massage Therapy, Sport and Fitness, Physical Therapy




Fascial Stretch Therapy™

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Ann FREDERICK

Ann Frederick is a former professional dancer, having grown up in her mother’s dance studio, starting to dance at the age of four. She has practiced manual therapy for over 20 years, specifically in the field of flexibility training, focusing on her brand of assisted individual stretching, group stretch and dance instruction.

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Christopher FREDERICK

Chris Frederick has been a physical therapist/physiotherapist since 1989, focusing on manual therapy – particularly with integration of Fascial Stretch Therapy and Kinesis Myofascial Integration – along with personalized movement prescription to restore function.

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Fascial Stretch Therapy shows how assessment, treatment and training are used in a variety of common circumstances encountered in manual therapy and athletic training.

This book:

  • describes and shows the therapist or trainer how to integrate FST in their current practice, business or workplace to enhance what they already do and provide.
  • Section 1 redefines, clarifies and describes the many layers of therapeutic stretching showing where FST can be most useful
  • summarizes relevant evidenced based studies and cites scientific support giving the professional confidence in using the techniques
  • covers specific examples of how FST integrates with many other methods used in manual therapies, fitness and sport training, rehabilitation and corrective exercise, movement re-education and motor repatterning.
  • provides specific indications and information on the most common diagnoses and conditions and how best to use FST
  • Section 2 provides detailed description of the FST technique with many explanatory photographs

Intended readership:

For manual therapists, bodyworkers and massage therapists, movement instructors, physical and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, athletic and sports trainers, fitness instructors, osteopaths and hands-on practitioners from all disciplines.

Contents

How Fascial Stretch Therapy™ came about

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

SECTION 1

Chapter 1       The Great Debate about Stretching

 

            Introduction

Negative outcomes in research

Injuries

Strength, power and outcomes

Positive outcomes in research

Stretching tissues and cells

Getting perspective on studies about stretching

New definitions:          Flexibility

Form and function

Tensegrity

Evidence our cells are biotensegrity structures

Flexibility and stability of the prestressed body

Myofascial tone and tension

Cells do the twist

Stretching heals injured cells

Effects of stretching on proprioceptors and interoreceptors

FST model of assessment and treatment

Summary

References

Chapter 2       Fascial Stretch Therapy Dissected

 

Introduction

Ten Fundamental Principles of FST

Contraindications for FST

Indications for FST

Summary

References

Chapter 3 Comparisons and Contrasts

 

Introduction

Common stretching methods and approaches

Other contemporary stretching methods and techniques

Ancient stretching techniques

Manual therapy techniques that integrates stretching

Summary

References

Chapter 4 Assessment

 

Introduction

Palpatory literacy

Movement vs motion quandary

Let’s START

Assessment techniques in a nutshell

SITTT

Movement assessment summary

Table-based assessment

Passive movement

TOC assessment

Resistance to passive movement (R1-R3)

Resisted movement (FST-PNF)

Summary

References

 

SECTION 2

Chapter 5 Lower Body Technique

Chapter 6 Upper Body Technique

 

Resources

  • Workshops in FST
  • Self stretch video programs for practitioners and clients

 

 

 

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