180 mono line drawings
520 colour half tones

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24 June 2019
Handspring Publishing

£80.00 GBP / $125.00 USD

Physical Therapy, Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic

Myofascial Induction: Therapy, theory and practice

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Andrzej PILAT

Physiotherapist and specialist in manual therapy.

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Fascia is currently the hot topic among manual therapists of all persuasions. All are anxious to improve their understanding of its anatomy and dysfunction. This is the first book to explain and illustrate fascial anatomy relating it specifically to manual therapy techniques by demonstrating what effect such techniques have on body structures. The author describes in detail the technique of myofascial induction. The text is supported by over 500 spectacular full colour photographs as well as nearly 200 line drawings. In addition to the highly illustrated text there is a DVD containing video clips demonstrating the application of the techniques to dissections of fresh cadavers and showing how the tissues move in response to the manipulation.


Part I: Theoretical aspects

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Definition of Fascia

Chapter 3. Anatomy of the Fascial System

Chapter 4. Histology of the Fascial System

Chapter 5. Biomechanical Considerations Related to the Fascial System

Chapter 6. Dysfunctions of the Myofascial System.

Chapter 7. Embryology and the Fascial System

Chapter 8. The Neurodynamics of Fascia

Chapter 9. Assessment of the Fascial System

Chapter 10. Objectives of Myofascial Induction Therapy

Chapter 11. Validation of Myofascial Induction Therapy

PART II: Practical Applications of Myofascial Induction Therapy

Chapter 12. Theoretical aspects of the treatment of the Myofascial Dysfunction Syndrome

Chapter 13. Application of basic techniques

Chapter 14. Specific treatments for Myofascial Dysfunction:

  • Face and head
  • Upper Quadrant
  • Lower Quadrant

Chapter 15. Conclusions


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