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