Fascia & Movement

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Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals

Thomas W. Myers,  2020

Get a multi-dimensional understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy with Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals, 4th Edition. This hugely successful, one-of-a-kind title continues to center on the application of anatomy trains across a variety of clinical assessment and treatment approaches - demonstrating how painful problems in one area of the body can be linked to a "silent area" away from the problem, and ultimately giving rise to new treatment strategies.

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Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters 

David Lesondak, 2017

As the title suggests, this book presents a clear and easy to understand explanation of what the fascia is and the role it plays in the body. As the importance of fascia is increasingly recognized it became obvious that there was a need for a book that clearly and concisely presents the facts. This is that book. It has a strong storyline, with each chapter logically connecting to the next, rather like fascia itself! It is informative and satisfying to read. Fascia - What it is and why it matters serves as an essential primer for professionals, such as movement educators, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, fitness professionals, and doctors enabling them to attain a solid grasp of what fascia is and what it does in the body. It provides an understanding of fascia as a tissue, of its role in the various systems of the body and of its clinical significance. The book is complete in itself, but also it may also serve as a springboard to deeper explorations should the reader wish to go further. Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Fascia as Living Tissue Chapter 2 Fascia and the Cellular Level Chapter 3 Fascia and the Musculoskeletal System Chapter 4 Fascia and the Organs Chapter 5 Fascia and the Nervous System Chapter 6 Fascia and the Brain Chapter 7 Diagnosing Fascial Pathologies Chapter 8 Fascial Modalities Chapter 9: Summary

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

Robert Schleip, 2012

"This book provides a comprehensive collation of information regarding fascia by authors and contributors from diverse clinical and professional backgrounds. The text covers the structure and function of fascia, the related disorders, an in-depth overview of therapies through to their applications. The most up-to-date research techniques are discussed along with directions for future 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 human body."

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Architecture of Human Living Fascia: The Extracellular Matrix and Cells Revealed Through Endoscopy: Cells and Extracellular Matrix

Jean Claude Guimberteau, Colin Armstrong, 2015

This beautifully illustrated book and DVD provide an introduction to Dr Guimberteau's groundbreaking work. He is the first person to publish video "movies" showing the structure of the fascia and how the fascia responds to. Based on what can be seen he has developed his own concept of the multifibrillar structural organisation of the body, wherein the "microvacuole" is the basic functional unit. His films confirm the continuity of fibres throughout the body thereby seeming to confirm the tensegrity theory, which provides the basis of many manual therapy and bodywork teachings. So Guimberteau's material confirms what manual therapists already believed but didn't fully understand. He has provided an explanation of how fascial layers slide over each other and how adjacent structures can move independently in different directions and at different speeds while maintaining the stability of the surrounding tissues.

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Fascial Fitness: How to be Resilient, Elegant and Dynamic In Everyday Life and Sport

Robert Schleip, 2017

A greater knowledge and understanding of muscular connective tissue known as fascia has been gained in recent years in the fields of physiotherapy, sports science, and medicine.

Fascia plays a large role in health, well-being, and mobility it transmits the power of the muscles, communicates with the nervous system, and serves as a sense organ. Fascia ensures the protection of internal organs and forms the basis for a naturally beautiful body shape. Therefore, anyone who wants to be active, mobile, and pain-free in everyday life should be aware of the importance of their fascia!

Fascia can act in a similar way the same way to your muscles. It responds to stress and nerve signals, and if it becomes tangled or stuck together, pain and mobility problems can result. Fascia should therefore be specifically targeted by exercise, and 10 minutes twice a week is all you need.

This step-by-step colour guide leads you through a series of exercises, including ones for the back, neck, hips and feet, and as well as those specific to men, women, and athletes.

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Movement Integration: The Systemic Approach to Human Movement

Martin Lundgren, Linus Johansson, 2019

A paradigm-shifting, integrative approach to understanding body movement

The ability to move with efficiency and agility has been an essential component to our evolution and survival as a species. It has enabled us to find food, fight threats, flee danger, and flourish both individually and collectively. Our body's intricate network of bones, muscles, tissues, and organs moves with great complexity. While traditional anatomy has relied on a reductionist frame for understanding these mechanisms in isolation, the contributors to Movement Integration take a more systemic, integrative approach.

Ensomatosy is a new paradigm for comprehending movement from the perspective of the body s entirety. The body's many systems are understood as synchronized both internally and externally. Drawing on expertise in physiotherapy, somatics, sports science, Rolfing, myofascial therapy, craniosacral therapy, Pilates, and yoga, the authors assert that a more comprehensive understanding of movement is key to restoring the body s natural ability to move fluidly and painlessly.

With over 150 colour images, the Color Illustration Model provides a visual tool for understanding how joints interact with surrounding structures (rather than in isolation). This is an ideal book for physiotherapists, massage therapists, structural integrators, coaches, as well as yoga and Pilates instructors.

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