Myofascial Release

Author: Ruth Duncan
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492584487
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Myofascial Release provides comprehensive training for hands-on therapists of all disciplines and at all levels to expand their practice. From technique descriptions and their applications to client interactions and the preservation of practitioner strength and functionality, this guide teaches therapists every crucial aspect of employing myofascial release to its fullest benefit. This scientifically grounded whole-body approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports, encompasses, and protects every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed for working most effectively with soft tissue to treat muscle injury, immobility, and pain. The book also outlines how myofascial release relates to other massage modalities in the Hands on Guides for Therapists series, ensuring therapists incorporate all of their skills to the greatest effect for their clients. Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction, and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate the body and hand positions of each technique. Nuanced explanations of the unique feel of soft tissue, including the component of position of ease felt in the fascial drag, enhance the therapist’s palpation skills. The therapist learns how to apply the best approach—cross-hand releases, longitudinal plane releases, compression releases, and transverse plane releases—on specific injuries or issues and how to combine techniques to maximize their effectiveness. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between treatment sessions. Myofascial Release provides an entire therapeutic approach as opposed to just the hands-on application that most books offer. Special features make this resource more effective and efficient for readers: • Full-color photos present a strong visual guide to employing each technique safely. • The photo index reference tool quickly points readers to the desired technique. • Therapist tips provide practical comments on applying the techniques. • Client talk boxes share the author’s experiences and insights on common situations. • Quick Questions at the end of each chapter test readers’ knowledge of material. Finally, the text offers insight on interacting with clients and ensuring their entire therapeutic experience is fulfilling. It covers the client consultation process, checking for contraindications and performing the visual assessment, how the client may respond to the treatment, and what the practitioner and client might feel and see during the process. Readers will come away from Myofascial Release with a holistic understanding of the approach and how to apply the principles to their practice. Myofascial Release is part of the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series, which features specific tools for assessment and treatment that fall well within the realm of massage therapists but may be useful for other body workers, such as osteopaths and fitness instructors. The guides include full-color instructional photographs, Tips sections that aid in adjusting massage techniques, Client Talk boxes that present ideas for creatively applying techniques for various types of clients, and questions for testing knowledge and skill.

The Myofascial Release Manual

Author: Carol J. Manheim
Editor: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556428357
File Size: 72,97 MB
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Continuing the tradition that started over 20 years ago and with a new focus on the current terminology regarding each technique, The Myofascial Release Manual is now available in a completely updated and comprehensive Fourth Edition. Carol J. Manheim has taken years of knowledge and expertise and incorporated them with the actual intent and result of the myofascial release treatment techniques to bring to the pages of this Fourth Edition essential information for the student and clinician in search of basic information or wanting to refine more experienced skills of these manual therapy techniques. Features inside the Fourth Edition: -Techniques re-titled to reflect the sensation felt by both the therapist and the patient -More than 75 new photographs—Over 450 in total -Some photographs are shown as a series to allow for movement to be seen during some techniques -Bolded text to call attention to major warnings, contraindications, and target vital information -Italicized text to call attention to important words and key points -More synthesized use of text and photographs to allow for ease of reading and reference -User-friendly organization throughout the text -Photographs use arrows to show direction of stretch and movement -“Carol's Nuggets” of pearls of wisdom are included throughout the text -Contributions from renowned experts Sam Kegerreis, Robert O. Ward, and Steven Nowicki The Myofascial Release Manual, Fourth Edition continues in the tradition of past editions and presents expert hand placement for the upper quarter, lower quarter, cervical region, abdominal muscles, back muscles, and many more. Sections include: -Introduction to Myofascial Release -Basic Myofascial Release Techniques -Advanced Myofascial Release Techniques -Evaluation -Additional Resources The description and photographs in The Myofascial Release Manual, Fourth Edition help the therapist experience the technique, making this the continued go-to reference for students and clinicians in physical therapy, manual therapy, and occupational therapy alike.

A Therapist S Guide To Understanding Myofascial Release

Author: Cathy Covell
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452589623
File Size: 53,15 MB
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This book is a great resource for anyone in the healthcare profession or anyone who facilities the healing process. It is especially helpful for body workers and therapists. It gives simple answers that can help both therapists and patients with their understanding of the healing process in general, and also helps with more specific questions about myofascial release. Some of the questions are: what is myofascial release? How is myofascial release different from other techniques? What can myofascial release help with? The answers given are simple, concise, and will help with an overall understanding of the healing process, which can then allow for faster and more significant results. Cathy Covell lives what she writes. She is the Speak/Speech. Talks the Speak/Speech. Is the Speak/Speech. Feel your aliveness. Feel how much safer it is to feel your aliveness then to stay numb. Cathy Covell actually shows you how to do this.How to feel human and alive all at the same time. -Mary Ryan They are all great, must have books ! -Dan Betz Cathy's book has been vital to my healing journey. I have received Myofacial Release Therapy (MFR) for many years that has greatly benefited my health and kept me from disability retirement in my early 40's. Nevertheless, it was not until Cathy started writing her books explaining what Myofascial Release Therapy is in an honest, clear and fun way, that I started understanding the treatment and my role in the process. Since then my health has improved at a faster pace, the benefits of treatment at the clinic, or self treatment, are much greater than before, and the results are long lasting. Anyone receiving Myofascial Release Treatments will definitely benefit from reading Cathy's book, "Feeling Your Way Through" and "A Patient's Guide to Understanding Myofascial Release: Simple Answers to Frequently Asked Questions." -Mercedes Reaves We have been buying Cathy's books for a few years to sell here in the UK as they are a fantastic resource for both therapists and clients offering a wisdom of information and wealth of practical understanding to the John F Barnes approach to myofascial release. I would recommend these books to anyone interested in myofascial release as a therapy for pain and discomfort or as an adjunct to their learning experience from attending seminars. Cathy writes with both passion for the work as well as from her skill and expertise through her years of dedication to the approach, great books Cathy!! -Ruth Duncan Cathy does a wonderful job of conveying principles of myofascial release with books that are clear and profound. She does a great job of answering many of the questions that therapists and patients often have, and sharing great insights from her vast well of wisdom and experience. - Mary Winslow Cathy Covell's books are fantastic! She has a gift for brilliantly conveying information and wisdom in an easily digestible fashion. Her books have helped me as a therapist and as a patient. I give all of my new patients one of her books at their first visit at my wellness center. Bravo, Cathy! - Phil Tavolacci

Myofascial Release

Author: Sharon W. Giammatteo
ISBN: 9781556432880
File Size: 19,67 MB
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In this book, the authors define the myofascial complex, including anatomy, physiology and pathology. The information goes beyond basics, and is helpful for students of health care and biology. The text provides detailed descriptions of hands-on techniques, with pictures and photographs, to decrease the pain and tensions of the myofascial tissues. The reader will be able to incorporate the techniques in any clinical setting or at home.

Freeing Emotions And Energy Through Myofascial Release

Author: Noah Karrasch
Editor: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857010650
File Size: 32,74 MB
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Too many of us hold our physical, mental and emotional pain within our bodies, where it slows energy, manifests as tension and can have a damaging impact upon our health. In his new book, Noah Karrasch shows that wellbeing and healing come from the detangling of blocked emotions and the restoration of the free flow of energy through the body. Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness. It includes many new ideas and techniques: useful conversation starters to help practitioners encourage clients to self-identify their challenges, detailed explanations of myofascial release techniques and self-reflective exercises designed to first help the practitioner truly understand the process for him or herself, through his or her own body, in order to become a more empathetic and effective therapist. This important book will enable bodywork and manual therapy practitioners to work more confidently, and more intuitively, with their clients.

Effectiveness Of Myofascial Release In Treatment Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain A Systematic Review

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Objective: To evaluate the evidence on the effectiveness of myofascial release therapy to relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain and to improve joint mobility, functioning level, and quality of life in pain sufferers. Data sources and review: Randomized controlled trials were systematically gathered from CENTRAL, Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, and PEDro databases. The methodological quality of articles was assessed according to the Cochrane Collaboration’s domain-based framework. In addition, the effect sizes of main outcomes were calculated based on reported means and variances at baseline and in follow-up. Results: Of 513 identified records, 8 were relevant. Two trials focused on lateral epicondylitis (N = 95), two on fibromyalgia (N = 145), three on low back pain (N = 152), and one on heel pain (N = 65). The risk of bias was considered low in three and high in five trials. The duration of therapy was 30–90 minutes 4 to 24 times during 2–20 weeks. The effect sizes did not reach the minimal clinically important difference for pain and disability in the studies of low back pain or fibromyalgia. In another three studies with the high risk of bias, the level of minimal clinically important difference was reached up to two-month follow-up. Conclusion: Current evidence on myofascial release therapy is not sufficient to warrant this treatment in chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Clinical Mastery In The Treatment Of Myofascial Pain

Author: Lucy Whyte Ferguson
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0683306200
File Size: 28,88 MB
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This concise and easily referenced clinical text brings together editors from a range of disciplines to address therapeutic approaches to common muscle and joint pain. Organized by chief complaint, each chapter follows a structured format that takes readers from overview and assessment, through a case history, to a planned program of rehabilitation, generalization to similar conditions, and a treatment protocol. (Midwest).

Myofascial Release Therapy

Author: Michael J. Shea, Ph.D.
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948465
File Size: 35,36 MB
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Michael Shea, one of the foremost experts on myofascial release, presents straightforward, practical instructions for dramatically releasing pain and restriction of motion in the body's fascia, muscles, and connective tissue. He introduces a soft tissue, hands-on approach for massage therapists, physical therapists, and other healthcare practitioners that reduces tension and stress in their clients' entire myofascial systems, as well as their musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. Therapists with little or no background in myofascial release and deep tissue reorganization can follow this book's easy guidelines in order to facilitate substantial orthopedic changes and pain reduction in their clients. Illustrated with 70 black and white photos, Myofascial Release Therapy includes an at-a-glance section that provides a step-by-step procedure for quick reference. Each photo is supplemented with instructions, as well as with arrows for easy reference in the clinic. This book provides the first integration of the verbal, visceral, and palpation skills of the therapist. It also includes work on the viscera as a way of integrating soft tissue work through the abdomen and pelvis. While manuals on the bones, muscles, and viscera have previously been divided into separate volumes, this book combines them into one. The author offers specific tools and protocols for helping patients "destructure" past somatic experience and reform it into something healthier. He illuminates the interconnectedness between bodies and their relationships to the outside world, including how sensations, feelings, and emotions are organized in the body and how they are coupled to meaning and memory. The result of many years of experience and knowledge, this book provides compelling evidence that myofascial release therapy encourages more rapid healing response of injured tissue.

Myofascial Release Techniques

Author: Barry G. Jenings
Editor: jasper
ISBN: 9780973225464
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Myofascial Massage

Author: Marian Wolfe Dixon
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781748322
File Size: 15,91 MB
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This invaluable resource will help practitioners and students sort out differences and similarities between popular myofascial styles. Early chapters offer a solid review of anatomy and physiology as they relate to myofascial massage. Subsequent chapters focus on specific direct and indirect techniques and adjunctive self-care recommendations for clients, including the neuromuscular approach, hatha yoga and exercise to support myofascial massage, and the craniosacral approach. You'll learn the proper procedure for each myofascial technique and understand how to integrate myofascial massage into your bodywork practice. Whether you're looking to broaden your perspective of massage or find the myofascial approach and technique that best suits you and your client, Myofascial Massage is sure to help. Exquisite illustrations enhance learning and understanding by clarifying the techniques. Protocol boxes recommend sequences to follow during actual myofascial massage sessions. Guidelines provide useful strategies for implementing each myofascial approach and improving body mechanics and communication skills during your client sessions. First person experiences will add to your overall understanding of the techniques and their uses. Massage implications, included in each anatomy chapter (Chapters 2-4), help you to understand the influence of myofascial anatomy and physiology on practice. Questions for discussion and review at the end of each chapter encourage you test your comprehension of the materials and think critically.

Integrative Manual Therapy For The Connective Tissue System

Author: Sharon Weiselfish-Giammatteo
ISBN: 9781556434693
File Size: 76,22 MB
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"Provides detailed descriptions of hands-on techniques, with pictures and photographs, for decreasing pain and tension in the myofascial tissues"--Provided by publisher.

Equine Structural Integration

Author: James V. Pascucci
Editor: Sane Systems
ISBN: 9780979053504
File Size: 29,51 MB
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Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual This book is a valuable guide to Equine Myofascial Release (MFR) for the horse owner or therapist as well as an essential reference for the professional practitioner. This book provides the essential overview and introduction to the techniqyes required to understand Equine Structural Integration. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual presents a logical series of techniques for bringing more structural order to the horses in your care. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual is rich in illustrations of Equine Myofascial Release Techniques for the: Head, Forelimb, Shoulders, Rear, working with scars, joints and myofascial stretching. The book is laid out in a very user friendly manner. The Equine Myofascial Release technique illustrations/photos and their description are kept together so you can easily follow the text while working with your horse. If you are working with a client's horse you can use the book as an added educational tool to help your clients better understand your work. This book is a needed educational tool for practitioners who provide Myofascial Therapy to horses. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual, takes you on a journey through the fascia from the cell to skin, from physiology to movement evaluation and Myofascial Release Techniques for the entire horse.

Textbook Of Remedial Massage

Author: Sandra Grace
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072958819X
File Size: 11,97 MB
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Textbook of Remedial Massage 2e is a comprehensive and practical book for students and practitioners of remedial massage. Written by Sandra Grace and Jane Graves, the text provides expert instruction in commonly used and highly valued remedial massage techniques, including trigger points, muscle stretching and myofascial release. Each technique is accompanied by: step-by-step illustrations and photographs physiological principles current evidence of efficacy contraindications and precautions Detailed approach to assessments including red flags for serious conditions requiring referral Evidence-based approach to assessment and treatment Comprehensive coverage of techniques that are included in remedial massage programs Focus on functional anatomy Assessment videos of major regions of the body and the integration of treatment techniques that are specific to the target tissue.

Taylor Techniques Myofascial Release And Treatment Strategies

Author: Carrie Taylor-Ollis
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781987459913
File Size: 30,48 MB
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The Taylor Myofascial program focuses on developing excellence in the palpation, assessment & treatment of many different types of connective tissue dysfunction. Therapists will spend time fine tuning their palpation skills, and their ability to recognize postural abnormalities, as well as learning new and exciting myofascial treatment modalities to correct these issues. There are three levels of the Taylor Myofascial program, with 10 courses in each...your fascial journey begins now! The benefits of myofascial work are well researched, and more than ever, requests for this work are increasing, as patient education increases, and as the medical community realizes its value. Learning these techniques will help the therapist become proficient at decreasing fascial and muscular adhesions, improving his palpation skills (due to the slow nature of the work), improving circulation of blood and lymph, decreasing nerve compression, accessing deeper structures such as periosteum and viscera safely, helping the patient improve her posture, and balance the autonomic nervous system, just to name a few advantages. Chapter 1: Fundamentals of the Taylor Myofascial Technique Chapter 2: Clinical myofascial assessment: The HOPMNRS approach Chapter 3: Taylor Fascial approach to the TMJ & related Thoracic outlet syndrome Chapter 4: Taylor Fascial approach for the Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Chapter 5: Taylor Fascial approach for the Pectoral girdle & Breast tissue Chapter 6: Taylor Fascial approach for the Abdomen, Pelvic girdle & Ribcage Chapter 7: Taylor Techniques Fascial Approach for the Lumbar spine & Acetabulofemoral joint Chapter 8: Taylor Fascial Approach for the Lower extremity: Knee, Ankle, & Foot Chapter 9: Taylor Guidelines to Self Care & Hydrotherapy for the Myofascial/Manual Therapist Chapter 10: Taylor Level 1 Finale: How to Give a Full Body Myofascial Session The benefits of myofascial work are well researched, and more than ever, requests for this work are increasing, as patient education increases, and as the medical community realizes its value. Learning these techniques will help the therapist become proficient at decreasing fascial and muscular adhesions, improving his palpation skills (due to the slow nature of the work), improving circulation of blood and lymph, decreasing nerve compression, accessing deeper structures such as periosteum and viscera safely, helping the patient improve her posture, and balance the autonomic nervous system, just to name a few advantages.

Fascial Release For Structural Balance

Author: James Earls
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556439377
File Size: 79,27 MB
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"Fascial release for structural balance is a fully illustrated introductory guide to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy"--Provided by publisher.

Myofascial Release And Its Application To Neuro Developmental Treatment

Author: Regi Boehme
File Size: 49,22 MB
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Pilates And Conditioning For Athletes

Author: Amy Lademann
Editor: Human Kinetics, Incorporated
ISBN: 1492557676
File Size: 23,28 MB
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Gain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into training, resulting in complete training programs that tap into the seven pillars of training needed for success: Agility Flexibility Mobility Power Speed Stability Strength Begin with proven assessment protocols that have helped elite and professional athletes reach the pinnacle of their careers and remain there. Evaluate your movement patterns, range of motion, strength base, flexibility, and core strength to determine your baseline and guide your selection of exercises and sequences to turn weaknesses into strengths. Then follow detailed instructions for 124 Pilates mat and traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and correct muscle imbalances. You will learn the following: Breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and reduce stress Stretching routines to open your hips, hamstrings, and back Joint articulation to improve range of motion and balance Resistance training for strength and power Medicine ball training for working in diagonal and transverse planes A dynamic warm-up series to begin each training session You can take the confusion out of your training plan by adding one or more of the 19 foundational, intermediate, and sport-specific workouts to help you achieve your performance goals. Successful athletes never leave their training to chance: Every workout is planned, every exercise is done for a specific reason, and each movement and program builds upon the previous one. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a college or professional athlete, or a 70-year-old triathlete, Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes will help you incorporate Pilates training to become a stronger, faster, healthier, and better-equipped athlete. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

Living Pain Free

Author: Amanda Oswald
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 162317208X
File Size: 46,10 MB
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An essential self-help guide to treatment of chronic pain based on myofascial release This indispensible self-help guide is for anyone suffering from chronic pain and struggling to understand why standard medical approaches have failed them. Taking a mind-body approach, the book clearly and simply explains how chronic pain develops, and why an understanding of fascia—the main connective tissue in the body—is the key to restoring pain-free movement and health. Author and myofascial release expert Amanda Oswald informs readers about the role of fascia in chronic pain and empowers them to help themselves through simple and effective self-care techniques, stretches, and exercises. Living Pain Free is a must-read for anyone experiencing chronic pain from conditions including migraines and headaches, repetitive strain injury (RSI), jaw (TMJ) pain, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain, chronic pelvic pain, scar tissue, and systemic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and myofascial pain syndrome. It will also benefit anyone interested in understanding chronic pain from a myofascial perspective.

Managing Stress Skills For Self Care Personal Resiliency And Work Life Balance In A Rapidly Changing World

Author: Brian Luke Seaward
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284199991
File Size: 42,98 MB
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Updated to provide a modern look at the daily stessors evolving in our ever changing society, Managing Stress: Skills for Self-Care, Personal Resiliency and Work-Life Balance in a Rapidly Changing World, Tenth Edition provides a comprehensive approach to stress management, honoring the balance and harmony of the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Referred to as the “authority on stress management” by students and professionals, this book equips readers with the tools needed to identify and manage stress while also coaching on how to strive for health and balance in these changing times. The holistic approach taken by internationally acclaimed lecturer and author Brian Luke Seaward gently guides the reader to greater levels of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being by emphasizing the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection.

Free Your Fascia

Author: Daniel Fenster
Editor: Hay House
ISBN: 1401958648
File Size: 39,91 MB
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What if some of your health problems were caused by an organ you never even knew existed - your fascia? Fascia is a single, interconnected web of tissue that runs from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet. It surrounds every organ, every muscle, every bone and every nerve fibre. And it has an astonishing range of functions. At Complete Wellness, New York City's #1 pain management clinic, director Dr Daniel Fenster is using both high-tech and low-tech fascia therapies to change the lives of thousands of people for the better. With this book, you'll learn if you have fascia-related problems - and if so, how serious they are. If self-therapy is the right choice for you, Dr Fenster outlines a simple, effective 'Fix Your Fascia' Plan, a holistic programme including stretching, foam rolling, destressing (meditation), fascia-friendly eating, hydration and self-massage. Dr Fenster also offers an insider's perspective on the most powerful tools in fascial manipulation: medical massage, acupuncture, cryotherapy, trigger point therapy and trigger point injections.