Myofascial Release 2nd Edition With HKPropel Online Video
BookMyofascial Release, Second Edition With HKPropel Online Video, offers a dynamic approach to fascial and soft tissue work suitable for all students embarking on a career in hands-on therapy as well as for experienced therapists looking to add skills to their treatments. Ruth Duncan, an advanced myofascial release therapist, proprietor, instructor, lecturer, national committee member and John F. Barnes protégé, shares her expertise to offer in-depth descriptions of myofascial techniques and their applications.
This scientifically grounded approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed to treat muscle injury, immobility, and pain. The book also outlines how myofascial release relates to other massage modalities, allowing therapists to incorporate a range of treatments.
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 help the therapist enhance their 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. A new chapter on scar tissue details how practitioners can relieve the pain and tension common in surgical and other types of scars. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between treatment sessions.
Myofascial Release, Second Edition, includes special features that make this resource more effective for readers:
- Full-color photos present a strong visual guide to employing each technique safely.
- The photo index quickly points readers to the desired technique.
- 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.
- More than 20 online videos showcase visual demonstrations to help the reader learn the techniques more quickly and accurately.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Myofascial Release, Second Edition, Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Myofascial Release, Second Edition, With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
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AudienceMassage therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and practitioners of complementary therapies.
Table of ContentsPart I. Getting Started With Myofascial Release
Chapter 1. Introduction to Myofascial Release
Elements of Fascia
Conditions That Affect Fascia
Myofascial Release Concepts
MFR Versus Other Massage Modalities
Benefits of MFR
MFR Treatment Sessions
Chapter 2. Initial Assessment
Chapter 3. Preparation and Communication
Equipment and Room Preparation
Correct Body Mechanics
Therapist and Client Communication
Effects of and Responses to MFR
Part II. MFR Applications
Chapter 4. Palpatory and Physical Assessments
Tissue Mobility and Glide
Traction and Compression
Chapter 5. MFR Technique Approaches
How to Apply Every MFR Technique
Longitudinal Plane Releases
Transverse Plane Releases
Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
Part III. Applying MFR Techniques
Chapter 6. Cross-Hand Release Approaches
Head and Neck Techniques
Chapter 7. Longitudinal Plane Releases
Oppositional and Side-Lying Pulls
Chapter 8. Compression Releases
Soft Tissue Compression Techniques
Joint Compression Techniques
Chapter 9. Transverse Plane Releases
Pelvic Floor Techniques
Respiratory Diaphragm Techniques
Thoracic Inlet Techniques
Transverse Plane Techniques at Joints
Chapter 10. Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
Scar Tissue Techniques
Stacking the Position of Ease Techniques
Direct Scar Tissue Release Techniques
Chapter 11. Myofascial Mobilisation
Applying Myofascial Mobilization
Myofascial Mobilization Techniques
Part IV. MFR Programs and Management
Chapter 12. Combined Techniques and Taking MFR Further
Myofascial Position of Ease Techniques
Chapter 13. MFR Treatment Approaches
Individual Treatment Approaches
Intensive Treatment Approaches
Multi-Therapist Treatment Approaches
Answers to Quick Questions
ExcerptsCross-hand myofascial release of the upper back
Mobilizing the erector spinae muscle using myofascial release
Myofascial release for scar tissue and adhesion management