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In this new more physiological book, Maitland stays ...
In this new more physiological book, Maitland stays with the myofascial release techniques invented by Rolfing, but focuses the reader's attention on the problem of joint fixations which underlie many soft-tissue pain syndromes. His attention is especially on how to ease back pain and bring the body into a more comfortable alignment, because back pain is a major complaint dealt with by chiropractors, Rolfers, massage therapists, and physical therapists. Maitland shows how to elegantly releasejoint fixations in the spine, sacrum, pelvis, and ribcage by using subtle soft-tissue techniques, rather than the high-velocity low-amplitude thrusting techniques that "pop" the joints. This gentler kind of individualized Rolfing work is thoroughly described within an explanation of biomechanics, aided by drawings and photographs which depict techniques and anatomy.
|Chapter 1: Our Fine Spine: The Backbone of Structural Integrity||1|
|Chapter 2: Primates in Trouble or Where Does Your Back Go When it goes out?||13|
|Chapter 3: Finding and Fixing the Fixations||27|
|Chapter 4: The Neck||35|
|Chapter 5: Motion Testing the Cervical Spine||51|
|Chapter 6: The Atlas and Occiput||61|
|Chapter 7: The Sacrum||71|
|Chapter 8: The Pelvis||95|
|Chapter 9: The Ribs||113|
|Chapter 10: Odds and Ends||129|
Posted January 28, 2002
Jeffrey Maitland has done a great service for Bodyworkers everywhere. In this book Maitland details excellent assessment and soft-tissue based manipulation techniques. The techniques cover the full range of joint fixations that the bodyworker is likely to encounter. Maitland's clear, detailed writing style make it easy to learn these exceptionally valuable techniques. The ONLY downside to this book, are a few typographical errors that might throw off the novice.
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