Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body
THE SCIENCE AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS IN MANUAL AND MOVEMENT THERAPY
Robert Schleip, PhD, MA , Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD , Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK) and Peter Huijing, PhD
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
This unique book gives insight and the most up to date thoughts and clinical contributions of many of the most prominent authorities on fascia from around the world. Thomas Findley MD PhD, Robert Schleip PhD, Peter Huijing PhD and Leon Chaitow DO have collaborated on recent world congresses regarding the functions of the fascial systems of the body to give us this amazing resource.
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
Edited by Robert Schleip, PhD, MA , Director Fascia Research Project, Ulm University Germany; Research Director European Rolfing Association; Director Deutche Gesellschaft fur Myofascial Release; Registered Naturopath, Certified Rolfing & Feldenkrais Teacher; Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD , Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System, New Jersey, USA; Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ; Executive Director, Ida P Rolf Research Foundation, Boulder CO, USA;Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK and Peter Huijing, PhD, Professor of Biomechanics and Physiology, Research Instituut MOVE, Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands