Spinal Manipulation Made Simple: A Manual of Soft Tissue Techniques
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Spinal Manipulation Made Simple: A Manual of Soft Tissue Techniques

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by Jeffrey Maitland
     
 

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Written by an expert on alternative bodywork, this book presents techniques for manipulating the soft tissues of the back in a safe, simple manner. The method avoids the high velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques employed by chiropractors. Instead, it utilizes the intuitive sense of somatic bodyworkers combined with the proven theory and technique of Rolfing to

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Written by an expert on alternative bodywork, this book presents techniques for manipulating the soft tissues of the back in a safe, simple manner. The method avoids the high velocity, low amplitude thrusting techniques employed by chiropractors. Instead, it utilizes the intuitive sense of somatic bodyworkers combined with the proven theory and technique of Rolfing to provide safe and effective treatment. Maitland shows how to elegantly release joint fixations in the spine, sacrum, pelvis, and ribcage by using subtle soft tissue techniques, rather than the 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.

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ISBN-13:
9781583946435
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
10/30/2012
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Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
11 MB
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As somatic therapists our goal is not to make clients measure up to some external standard that we impose on them by means of somatic ideals andformulistic protocols, but to try to discover the limitations that stand in the way of them becoming who they are - and then to release theirfixations in theright order.

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Maitland, Ph.D., is a philosophical counselor and advanced Rolfer. He is a senior instructor and Director of Academic Affairs at the International Rolf Institute. He lives and practices in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Spinal Manipulation Made Simple: A Manual of Soft Tissue Techniques 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago