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The Myofascial Release Manual is now available in a new, thoroughly up dated, and refined third edition. This improved and expanded book plac es a greater emphasis on hand placements that is reinforced with over 350 photographs. Three renowned experts in their own field, Sam Kegger eis, PT, ATC, Steven Nowicki, PhD, and Robert Ward, D.O, have all cont ributed to this third edition, offering their unique insight and clari ty into the technique of Myofascial Release. This timely book has a u ser-friendly format that concentrates on the specific thow-toFsv of th e myofascial techniques, as well as offering an explanation of the the ory and experience of the method of Myofascial Release. The book begin s by presenting the basic learning steps of the techniques, then takes the reader into the advanced techniques and evaluations. Additional r esources such as posture evaluation forms and references are included at the end of the book, to augment the value of this superior learning tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556424526
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: 3RD SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol J. Manheim, MS, Med, PT, LPC

Carol J. Manheim received her MS degree from Case Western Reserve University and her MEd in clinical counseling from The Citadel.

She is the co-author of The Myofascial Release Manual, First Edition and Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release: The Self-Healing Body.

Ms. Manheim has presented papers on Myofascial Release and the psychological effects of manual therapies at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and at the national convention of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, she has presented lectures on body memory and physically facilitated abreactions.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association and is certified in the Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia. She is also a member of The International Society for Behavioral Science in Physical Therapy, The International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociative Disorders, the American Association for Counseling and Development, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Chi Iota Sigma, a national counseling honorary society.

Ms. Manheim is currently in private practice in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Introduction to Myofascial Release 1

Myofascial Therapy Sam Kegerreis Kegerreis, Sam 2

Myofascial Restrictions 5

Myofascial Release: A Brief History Robert C. Ward Ward, Robert C. 8

Understanding Myofascial Release 9

Learning Myofascial Release 13

Basic Steps: An Overview of Treatment 14

Special Considerations 25

Significance of Touch and Nonverbal Communication Steven Nowicki Nowicki, Steven 26

Focusing on Feedback: Communication Exercises 28

Protocols for Myofascial Release 29

Sect. II Basic Myofascial Release Techniques 39

Upper Quarter Release 40

A Learning Exercise: Focusing on Feedback 56

Release of the Shoulder Rotators 57

Sidelying Release of the Parascapular Muscles 59

Lower Quarter Release 64

Sidelying Release of the Gluteal Muscles 79

Trapezius 84

Cervical Region 105

Pectoralis Major and Minor 141

Intercostals and the Rib Cage 145

Abdominal Muscles 148

Iliopsoas 150

Pectineus 158

Piriformis 160

Lower Extremity Muscles 162

Back Muscles 175

Upper Extremity Muscles 187

Sect. III Advanced Myofascial Release Techniques 203

Anterior Chest Wall Release 204

Thoracic Fascia Release 208

Diaphragm Release 208

Pelvic Floor Release 211

Sacral Fascia Release 213

Myofascial Trigger Points 213

Myofascial Tender Point 217

Skin and Scar Restrictions 219

Scars 227

Myofascial Strum Release 238

Dural Tube Dysfunction 238

Combination Releases 247

Treatment in Three Dimensions 256

Sect. IV Evaluation: Initial Assessment 259

General Considerations 260

Initial Interview 260

Posture Evaluation 260

Pain Assessment 261

Headaches 261

Scars 261

Sect. V Additional Resources263

Posture Evaluation 264

References 271

Index 279

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