Mobilizing the Myofascial System – A clinical guide
to assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunction
- ISBN: 9781909141902
- 2018, 304 pages
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This book aims to present an approach developed by the author from the basis of manual therapy for the examination, assessment and treatment of the articular, muscular and neural systems It follows the principles of assessment and treatment of the fascial lines as described by Tom Myers in his book Anatomy Trains. Written by a very senior and highly regarded physical therapist who teaches widely in Canada and Europe. Another well-known Canadian PT, Diane Lee, will assist with the writing. Practitioners dealing with musculoskeletal pain often find that no matter what they have tried in their existing tool-kit, it hasn`t had the positive effect they are seeking. Or they may experience situations where clients complain of multiple areas of pain that dont correspond or fit into the paradigms with which clinicians are familiar. What they may be missing is the fascial component.
This book will introduce them to it. The book is user-friendly for the practitioner, with a minimum of theory and an emphasis on practical applications.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Who am I? Why this approach to treatment? A historical review of Fascial approaches to treatment thus far.
Chapter 2: Brief review of Tom Myers Anatomy Trains fascial lines
Chapter 3: Diagnosing Fascial Dysfunctions
Chapter 4: Basic Principles of Treatment
Chapter 5: Abbreviations
Chapter 6: The Cervical spine
Chapter 7: The Cranio-facial region (cranium, TMJ)
Chapter 8: Dural Mobility
Chapter 9: The Thorax
Chapter 10: The Lumbar pelvic region
Chapter 11: The Pelvic floor
Chapter 12: The Lower Extremity
Chapter 13: The Shoulder Girdle
Chapter 14: The Upper Extremity
Chapter 15: Exercises to maintain Fascial mobility
Chapter 16: Balancing left and right brain thinking.
Doreen Killens PT, FCAMT, is a physical therapist with 38 years of clinical experience and is a specialist in the field of orthopedic physical therapy. A McGill University graduate, she received her FCAMPT qualifications in 1991 (specialization in manual therapy). For 25 years she was an instructor for the Canadian…