Myofascial Release Manual / Edition 2

Myofascial Release Manual / Edition 2

by Carol Manheim
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SLACK, Incorporated

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Myofascial Release Manual / Edition 2

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


Section I: Introduction to Myofascial Release
Myofascial Therapy
Biomedical and Infomedical Models
Pathological Distinctions
Structural Concepts
Myofascial Restrictions
Anatomy of Fascia
Soft Tissue Injuries and Myofascial Pain
Conceptual Models
Myofascial Release: A Brief History
Understanding Myofascial Release
Defining Characteristics
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
Psychological Effects of Myofascial Release and Other Manual Therapies
Essence of Myofascial Release
Special Considerations
Enigma of the “Good Hurt”
Significance of Touch and Nonverbal Communication
Focusing on Feedback: Communication Exercises
Protocols for Myofascial Release
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
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
Gross Stretch of the Iliopsoas
Focused Stretch of the Iliacus
Focused Stretch of the Pectineus
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
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

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
Additional References 


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