Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body

Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body : The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy

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This book is the product of an important collaboration between clinicians of the manual therapies and scientists in several disciplines that grew out of the three recent International Fascia Research Congresses (Boston, Amsterdam, and Vancouver). The book editors, Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO, were major organizers of these congresses and used their extensive experience to select chapters and contributors for this book.

This volume therefore brings together contributors from diverse backgrounds who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice in our current knowledge of the fascia and goes beyond the 2007, 2009 and 2012 congresses to define the state-of-the-art, from both the clinical and scientific perspective.

Prepared by over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement - physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers - as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field.



Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world
Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques
Explores the role of fascia as a bodywide communication system
Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences
Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ - for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of low back pain
Describes new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues
Designed to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of the body's connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for scientists involved in basic science research
Reflects the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia, particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other complementary health care professionals
Offers new insights on the fascial related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture
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Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25.4mm | 1,202.02g
  • CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Approx. 328 illustrations (45 in full color)
  • 0702034258
  • 9780702034251
  • 85,191

Table of contents

SECTION I SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS

Part 1 Anatomy of the fascial body

Part 2 Fascia as an organ of communication

Part 3 Fascial force transmission

Part 4 Physiology of fascial tissues

SECTION II CLINICAL APPLICATION

Part 5 Fascia-related disorders

Part 6 Diagnostic procedures for fascial elasticity

Part 7 Fascia-oriented therapies

SECTION III RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

Part 8 Fascia research: methodological challenges and new directions
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Review quote

A very in-depth resource ideal for professionals with an interest in fascia & human movement, the book offers comprehensive coverage ranging from clinical conditions & associated therapies, to recent developed research techniques.



International Therapy, January 2013 (Issue 103)



This book provdies a comprehensive collation of information regarding fasica by authors and contributors from diverse clinical and professional backgrounds. The text covers the structure and function of fasica, the related disorders, an indepth overview of therapies through to their applications. The most up-to-date research techniques are discussed along with directions for furture research...In short, this is a book that will become a classic text and should find its way onto the bookshelf of anyone with a therapeutic interest in the humnan body.



Posture and Mobility, January 2013



The editors have successfully integrated current scientific knowledge of fascial anatomy and physiology with clinical applicationas...Helpful videos are available via the book's website to complement some of the chapters...The website also provides opportunity to report typographical errors, and as a first edition of a very wide subject, these are probably unavoidable...The book should be of interest to various health practitioners, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors, to improve understanding of different clinical concepts while not aiming to provide detailed information regarding specfic manipulative techniques.



Physical Therapy Review, October 2013
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About Ph. D. Robert Schleip

Dr. Robert Schleip is Director of the Fascia Research Group at Ulm University, Germany. In addition he serves as Research Director for the European Rolfing Association and maintains a part-time private practice as certified Rolfing practitioner as well as Feldenkrais teacher. He holds an M.A. degree in psychology from Heidelberg University, as well as a Ph.D. in Human Biology from Ulm University. Together with colleagues, his input and inspiration was instrumental in getting the first international Fascia Research Congress in 2007 started, as well as the subsequent congresses. His own research work on active fascial contractility was honored with the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. Professor Peter Huijing has forty years experience in teaching biomechanics, physiology and anatomy of the locomotor apparatus to students of a great variety of backgrounds, ranging from medical students to students of human movement sciences and bioengineers. Professor Huijing has performed teaching and tutoring duties at the introductory level as well as intermediate, PhD, and post-doctorate levels. He is co-author of a textbook Inleiding van de Kinesiology van de Mens (translation - Introduction to Human Kinesiology) Educaboek, Culemborg, The Netherlands (1983) which was later fully revised (1990, 1996) and published by Wolters, Groningen. Professor Huijing has also been co-editor of several congress proceedings and his intensive research activities in the fields of functional anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of muscle and its related tissues has led to over 200 journal peer reviewed articles between 1981 and 2012 among which are several review papers. In the same period, a similar quantity of other single authored and co-authored contributions were published in congress proceedings, books etc. Dr. Findley has extensive training in complementary medicine, beginning with training in acupuncture while a medical student at Georgetown in 1975. He maintains an active clinical practice as a Certified Advanced Practitioner of Rolfing Structural Integration in addition to his research activities as Associate Director of the Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, New Jersey VA Healthcare System. He is also Director of Research for the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.
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