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Advanced Myofascial Techniques

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Volume 2 of Til Luchau's beautifully presented and content-rich guides to advanced myofascial techniques covers the neck, head, spine and ribs. It is generously illustrated in full colour to illuminate and clarify the text and practical considerations and provides a valuable collection of approaches to restoring function, refining proprioception and reducing pain.

Advanced Myofascial Techniques

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Fascia

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This book serves as a primer for all professionals: doctors, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, yoga teachers, or fitness professionals, to give them a solid working knowledge of fascia both as a tissue and a system. Lavishly illustrated and with a strong storyline, each chapter logically connects the reader to the next (rather like the fascia itself) and gives the reader a clear understanding of the clinical significance of fascia, the latest in fascia science, and how the fascial system interacts with the other systems of the body from the cellular level on up. This book, while complete unto itself, will also serve as a valuable reference for deeper study.

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2 E Book

Author : Leon Chaitow
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Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 - The Lower Body discusses the theory and practice of the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially with regards to the soft tissues of the lower body. Authored by experts of international renown, this highly successful book provides a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, and includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region. The volume now comes with an EVOLVE site for instructors who can download the full text and images for teaching purposes. Provides a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ volume on the treatment of somatic pain and dysfunction Designed and written to meet the needs of those working with neuromuscular dysfunction in a variety of professions All muscles covered from the perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain Describes normal anatomy and physiology as well as the associated dysfunction Gives indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient Combines NMT, MET, PR and much more to give a variety of treatment options for each case Describes the different NMT techniques in relation to the joint anatomy involved Practical step-by-step descriptions provided to make usage easy Includes acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches Contains up-to-date evidence based content Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of NMT methodology from differing areas of practice Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings

Tappan s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques

Author : Patricia J. Benjamin
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This pioneering book in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. Whether you're a licensed massage therapy practitioner, health related professional, or just interested in basic massage therapy techniques, this is the book for you! The authors carefully examine the foundations of healing massage, western massage techniques, contemporary massage including myofascial techniques, trigger points, lymphatic drainage massage, foot reflexology, Asian bodywork therapy and applications of massage. New to the fifth edition are Practice Sequences that are step-by-step suggested example applications of the techniques described in the book. Each Practice Sequence is demonstrated in full, vibrant detail on the DVD that accompanies this text. So that readers can track their progress, the DVD, as well as Appendix D, provides Performance Evaluation Forms for every Practice Sequence.

The Myofascial Release Manual

Author : Carol J. Manheim
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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.

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

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...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

The LDN Book Volume Two

Author : Linda Elsegood
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A comprehensive examination of Low Dose Naltrexone—a little-known drug with big potential A drug that is simultaneously affordable, devoid of severe side effects, and applicable to a wide range of diseases is not often found in the modern pharmaceutical landscape. But as medical professionals and researchers alike continue to discover, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) boasts this remarkable combination. LDN, originally prescribed in higher doses as a treatment for opioid addiction, works by blocking opioid receptors, thereby stimulating the production of endorphins, mitigating the inflammatory process, and stabilizing the immune response. Prescribed off-label and administered in small daily doses, this generic drug has proven useful in treating many different ailments. Expanding on the information presented in The LDN Book, Volume 1—which showcased LDN’s efficacy in treating conditions such as lupus, thyroiditis, autism spectrum disorder, and chronic fatigue—Volume 2 highlights the latest clinical trials, case studies, and research on LDN. More than a dozen medical professionals explain how they are using LDN to help patients suffering from chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, dermatologic conditions, traumatic brain injury, Lyme disease, and more. The LDN Book, Volume 2 is both a resource for practitioners, pharmacists, and patients, and a renewed call for further research on the healing potential of this generic drug.

Fascia The Tensional Network of the Human Body E Book

Author : Robert Schleip
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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

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques Volume 2

Author : Leon Chaitow
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Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Volume 2 - The Lower Body discusses the theory and practice of the manual treatment of chronic pain, especially with regards to the soft tissues of the lower body. Authored by experts of international renown, this highly successful book provides a structural review of each region, including ligaments and functional anatomy, and includes step-by-step protocols that address each muscle of a region. The volume now comes with a DVD containing video clips of the techniques shown, fully downloadable text linked to PubMed and image bank and an EVOLVE site for instructors who can download the full text and images for teaching purposes. Provides a comprehensive 'one-stop' volume on the treatment of somatic pain and dysfunction Designed and written to meet the needs of those working with neuromuscular dysfunction in a variety of professions All muscles covered from the perspective of assessment and treatment of myofascial pain Describes normal anatomy and physiology as well as the associated dysfunction Gives indications for treatments and guidance on making the appropriate treatment choice for each patient Combines NMT, MET, PR and much more to give a variety of treatment options for each case Describes the different NMT techniques in relation to the joint anatomy involved Practical step-by-step descriptions provided to make usage easy Includes acupuncture, hydrotherapies and nutritional support as well as guidance for the patient in the use of self-help approaches Contains up-to-date evidence based content Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of NMT methodology from differing areas of practice Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings New video clips on an associated DVD presents practical examples of the NMTs explored in the book

Travell Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Upper half of body

Author : David G. Simons
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This Second Edition presents introductory general information on all trigger points and also detailed descriptions of single muscle syndromes for the upper half of the body. It includes 107 new drawings, a number of trigger point release techniques in addition to spray and stretch, and a new chapter on intercostal muscles and diaphragm.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Volume Two

Author : Michael J. Shea
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"A thorough description of the evolution of cranial osteopathic medicine into a new form available to many health care providers, this book presents a technique of touch therapy that is extremely gentle and subtle and gives practical exercises to be proficient in healing physical, spiritual, and emotional conditions"--

Positional Release Techniques with on line videos

Author : Leon Chaitow
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Positional Release Techniques continues to be the go-to resource for those who want to easily learn and confidently use this manual approach to safely manage pain and dysfunction in humans (and animals). As well as a structural revision, the fourth edition now includes new illustrations and chapters with videos and an image bank on a companion website to reinforce knowledge. At its core, the book explores the principles and modalities of the different forms of positional release techniques and their application which range from the original strain/counterstrain method to various applications in physical therapy, such as McKenzie’s exercise protocols and kinesio-taping methods that ‘unload’ tissues. These methods are traced from their historical roots up to their current practice with a showcase of emerging research and evidence. In addition to a series of problem-solving clinical descriptions supported by photos of assessment and treatment methods, learning is further boosted by practical exercises which examine PRT methodology and the mechanics of their use. Emphasises safety and usefulness in both acute and chronic settings Comprehensive coverage of all methods of spontaneous release by positioning Easy to follow and extensively illustrated Balanced synopsis of concepts and clinical-approach models throughout Learning supported by problem-solving clinical descriptions and practical exercises in the book as well as videos and downloadable images on the companion website - www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com Revised content structure New chapters including: Strain/counterstrain research Positional release and fascia Balanced ligamentous tension techniques Visceral positional release: the counterstrain model Redrawn and new artwork Companion website – www.chaitowpositionalrelease.com – containing videos that demonstrate application of PRTs and bank of downloadable images

Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

Author : Edward S. Rachlin
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This concise, but thorough text covers both the theory and current practice of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain management. It provides practical, step-by-step descriptions of both traditional and state-of-the-art approaches to trigger point injections and nerve blocks, accompanied by clear diagrams that illustrate pain patterns, muscle anatomy, patient positioning, and more. An interdisciplinary approach draws on the knowledge and expertise of authorities in the fields of rheumatology, physiatry, orthopedic surgery, psychology, endocrinology, physical therapy, dentistry, ergonomic engineering, and anesthesiology. Diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. The metabolic and endocrine causes of muscle pain. Treatment of neck and back pain and repetitive stress injuries. Alternative and complementary approaches to treating muscle pain and chronic pain. New diagnostic and injection techniques for myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, and trigger points. Nerve block therapy for myofascial pain. Diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain in children. Facial pain management. Five brand-new chapters (See the Table of Contents.) The role of physical therapy, including electrical modalities, massage techniques, manual therapy techniques, body mechanics, and ergonomics.

Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation

Author : William E. Prentice
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The most comprehensive book on therapeutic modalities A Doody's Core Title! Provides a theoretically based but practically oriented guide to the use of therapeutic modalities. Perfect for the required course in the Physical Therapy curriculum or as a clinical reference, the text features extensive use of case studies, laboratory activities, and a renown illustration program.

Direct Release Myofascial Technique

Author : Michael Stanborough
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Direct Release Myofascial Technique provides a highly illustrated guide to direct release myofascial techniques (MFR) and their application in clinical practice. MFR is a manual therapy method that influences both a body's structural tissues and the sensory/motor systems. Originally developed by Dr Ida Rolf, the creator of the Rolfing® method, the approach has since been adapted and modified by different groups of therapists to fit within their own particular philosophies. This book strips away the surrounding theories and philosophies and focuses on the safe and appropriate use of the techniques themselves. Numerous photographs supplement the detailed, step-by-step coverage of techniques. Outlines the principles and practice of a group of bodywork techniques that are particularly effective for the treatment of painful or restricted movement due to muscle stiffness or imbalance Provides guidelines on the most effective and efficient use of the techniques based on movement theory Highly illustrated with detailed photographs and line drawings Presents a hypothetical model to explain why the technique works based on the latest research in the field of neuro-fascial physiology Includes approaches to the use of the techniques with children Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher Draws on the teachings of Ida Rolf but makes them applicable to other groups of therapists

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999

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Massage for Therapists

Author : Margaret Hollis
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Massage is a basic skill within physiotherapy, and one which requires a high standard of practical application. It is a skill which is increasingly being taken up by other health care and complementary therapy professionals. This new, third edition of Massage for Therapists is a timely and thorough update which continues the tradition of Margaret Hollis' hands-on approach. The book is designed to be a step-by-step guide to the theory and practical application of classical massage. Once mastered, these techniques may form the basis for a variety of modifications suitable for specific conditions. Massage for Therapists is split into three sections: an introduction to massage and preparation for giving a massage; the massage manipulations by area of the body; and some key modifications to the standard manipulations. In order to further enhance the practitioner's skill and to give the reader a grounding in some of the popular specialities, updated chapters on aromatherapy and massage in sport sit alongside new chapters which introduce myofascial release and shiatsu. Massage for Therapists will be of interest to student and qualified physiotherapists and sports therapists, as well as occupational therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, complementary therapists and beauty therapists. • Practical, applied text • Thoroughly updated by subject experts • Illustrated throughout with photographs which support the explanations of the therapeutic application.

Tappan s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques

Author : Frances M. Tappan
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This pioneering text in massage therapy provides basic information on the art and science of effective healing massage techniques in quick-learn, easy-to-understand terms. This leading book contains a thorough description of both Eastern and Western massage skills and explains the effects of massage in physiological as well as holistic perspectives. Also included are self-evaluation sheets and sample health history forms. A functional second color has been added to this edition to help highlight massage techniques. The perfect guide for physical therapists, massage therapists, health related professionals, and anyone interested in massage therapy.

Modalities for Massage and Bodywork

Author : Elaine Stillerman
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"Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality."--Back cover.