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Paperback, eBook
100 line drawings and 40 photographs
246 x 189 mm
5 September 2014
Handspring Publishing

£37.50 GBP / $52.50 USD

Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Sport and Fitness, Movement

Fascial Dysfunction: Manual Therapy Approaches

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Leon Chaitow is well-known internationally as the author of over 60 books on natural heath and complementary medicine.

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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




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