Myofascial Release Manual / Edition 2

Myofascial Release Manual / Edition 2

by Carol Manheim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556422415

ISBN-13: 9781556422416

Pub. Date: 07/28/1994

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556422416
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
9.05(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
 

Section I: Introduction to Myofascial Release
Myofascial Therapy Biomedical and Infomedical Models Pathological Distinctions Structural Concepts Tensegrity Myofascial Restrictions Anatomy of Fascia Soft Tissue Injuries and Myofascial Pain Conceptual Models Myofascial Release: A Brief History Understanding Myofascial Release Defining Characteristics Assumptions Process of Change Learning Myofascial Release Basic Steps: An Overview of Treatment Onion Metaphor Gross Stretch of Any Muscle Focused Stretch of Any Muscle Gross Stretch Versus Focused Stretch Sensation of a Release Autonomic Response to a Release End-Feel Psychological Effects of Myofascial Release and Other Manual Therapies Essence of Myofascial Release Special Considerations Enigma of the "Good Hurt”
Boundaries Significance of Touch and Nonverbal Communication Focusing on Feedback: Communication Exercises Protocols for Myofascial Release Indications Contraindications Precautions Pre-Treatment Protocols Establishing the Therapeutic Environment Testing for Vascular Integrity Post-Treatment Protocols Drink... Drink... Drink Be Kind to Your Hands 

Section II: Basic Myofascial Release Techniques
Gross Stretch of the Upper Quarter: Arm Pull Sidelying Gross Stretch of the Parascapular Muscles Gross Stretch of the Lower Quarter: Leg Pull Sidelying Gross Stretch of the Gluteal Muscles Trapezius Bilateral Gross Stretch of the Upper Trapezii Unilateral Gross Stretch of the Upper Trapezius Focused Stretch of the Upper Trapezius and the Splenius Capitis Gross Stretch of the Middle Trapezii Focused Stretch of the Middle Trapezius Gross Stretch of the Lower Trapezius Focused Stretch of the Lower Trapezius Cervical Region Gross Stretch of the Posterior Cervical Musculature Cranial Base Release Gross Stretch of the Sternocleidomastoid Focused Stretch of the Sternocleidomastoid Gross Stretch of the Scalp Muscles: Hair Pull Gross Stretch of the Face Muscles: Ear Pull Stretch of the Face Muscles Stretch of the Anterior Neck Muscles Pectoralis Major and Minor Stretch of the Horizontal Fibers of the Pectoralis Major Stretch of the Diagonal Portion of the Pectoralis Major Stretch of the Pectoralis Minor Intercostals and the Rib Cage Abdominal Muscles Iliopsoas Gross Stretch of the Iliopsoas Focused Stretch of the Iliacus Pectineus Focused Stretch of the Pectineus Piriformis Focused Stretch of the Piriformis Lower Extremity Muscles Back Muscles Upper Extremity Muscles Gross Stretch of Both Arms and the Upper Trunk: Bilateral Arm Pull Gross Stretch of Both Legs and the Lower Trunk: Bilateral Leg Pull 

Section III: Advanced Myofascial Release Techniques
Anterior Chest Wall Release Diaphragm Release Pelvic Floor Release Myofascial Trigger Points Trigger Point Release Tender Point Release Skin and Scar Mobility Skin Roll Release
"J” Stroke Release Scars Indirect Gross Scar Release Direct Gross Scar Release Vertical Direct Gross Scar Release Scar Skin Roll Release Direct Scar Skin Roll Release Indirect Scar Skin Roll Release Direct Focused Scar Release Myofascial Strum Release Long Stroke Gross Strum Release Small-Amplitude Focused Strum Release Rapid Small-Amplitude Focused Strum Release Dural Tube Dysfunction Dural Tube Anatomy Metaphor Dural Tube Release Combination Releases Treatment in Three Dimensions 

Section IV: Evaluation: Initial Assessment
General Considerations Initial Interview Posture Evaluation Pain Assessment Headaches 

Section V: Additional Resources
Posture Evaluation Standing-Facing Forward Standing-Facing Right Standing-Facing Left Standing-Facing Backward Sitting-Front View Sitting-Right View Sitting-Left View Sitting-Back View Supine-Observation and Palpation Prone-Observation and Palpation References Additional References 

Index

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