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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

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Myofascial 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.
Finally, the text offers insight on interacting with clients. It covers the client consultation process, how to check for contraindications and perform 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 conclude Myofascial Release, Second Edition, with a holistic understanding of the approach and how to apply the principles to their practice.

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.

Note:: A code for accessing HKPropel online video is included with all new print books.
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Human Kinetics


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  • Part 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
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 2. Initial Assessment
    Client Consultation
    Medical History
    Physical Assessment
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 3. Preparation and Communication
    Equipment and Room Preparation
    Correct Body Mechanics
    Mental Preparation
    Therapist and Client Communication
    Effects of and Responses to MFR
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part II. MFR Applications

    Chapter 4. Palpatory and Physical Assessments
    Palpatory Assessment
    Tissue Mobility and Glide
    Traction and Compression
    Skin Rolling
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 5. MFR Technique Approaches
    How to Apply Every MFR Technique
    Cross-Hand Releases
    Longitudinal Plane Releases
    Compression Releases
    Transverse Plane Releases
    Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
    Myofascial Mobilisations
    Combining Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part III. Applying MFR Techniques

    Chapter 6. Cross-Hand Release Approaches
    Leg Techniques
    Arm Techniques
    Torso Techniques
    Head and Neck Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 7. Longitudinal Plane Releases
    Supine Pulls
    Prone Pulls
    Bilateral Pulls
    Oppositional and Side-Lying Pulls
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 8. Compression Releases
    Soft Tissue Compression Techniques
    Joint Compression Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 9. Transverse Plane Releases
    Pelvic Floor Techniques
    Respiratory Diaphragm Techniques
    Thoracic Inlet Techniques
    Transverse Plane Techniques at Joints
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 10. Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
    Scar Tissue Techniques
    Stacking the Position of Ease Techniques
    Direct Scar Tissue Release Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 11. Myofascial Mobilisation
    Applying Myofascial Mobilization
    Myofascial Mobilization Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part IV. MFR Programs and Management

    Chapter 12. Combined Techniques and Taking MFR Further
    Myofascial Position of Ease Techniques
    Combining Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 13. MFR Treatment Approaches
    Individual Treatment Approaches
    Intensive Treatment Approaches
    Multi-Therapist Treatment Approaches
    Home Programmes
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Answers to Quick Questions
    Photo Index
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