Fascia, Function, and Medical Applications is essential reading for medical and allied health practitioners who want to bring scientific insights of the importance of fascia to human health into their clinical practice.
Fascia – the biodynamic tissue that connects every muscle, bone, organ, and nerve in the body – is fast becoming the latest trend in healthcare and allied health modalities. This book is edited by David Lesondak, University of PittsburghMedical Center, author of the international bestseller Fascia: What it is and why it matters, and Angeli Akey, MD, founding Medical Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Preventative Medicine. It contains contributions from a team of top researchers and expert practitioners including physicians, clinicians, therapists, dissectors, and surgeons.
Fully illustrated in color, this book presents the latest scientific knowledge of fascia and explains insights into problems like chronic pain and myriad musculoskeletal symptoms that may not respond to conventional treatments. It gives practitioners the information they need to make better decisions to improve the health of patients often without pharmaceuticals or surgeries.
This is a cutting edge practical guide and will appeal to researchers, physicians, and clinicians alike.
Section 1: Fascia
1. De Fabrica Humani Corporis – Fascia as the Fabric of the Body
Jaap van der Wal
2. Fascial Anatomy
3. The Fascial Net Plastination Project
Rachelle L. Clauson
4. Physiology of the Fascia
5. Innervation of Fascia
6. Fascia and the Circulatory System
Anita Boser and Kirstin Schumaker
7 .Hormonal Effects on Fascia in Women
Angeli Akey and Kathleen O'Neil-Smith
Section 2: Function
8. Biotensegrity – The Structure of Life
9. Effects of Loading and Nutrition on Fascia
Keith Baar and Danielle Steffen
10. Does Fascia Stretch?
11. The Fascial System in Walking
12. Visual Assessment of Postural Antecedents to Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Thomas w Myers
Section 3: Medical Applications
13. Structural Integration
Michael Polon and Daniel Akins
14. Anatomy Trains Structural Integration
15. Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy: History, Perspectives, and Treatment
16. Fascial Manipulation
17. Fascial Stretch Therapy
18. Scar Tissue Management
Catherine Ryan and Nancy Keeney-Smith
19. Exercise and Fascial Movement Therapy for Cancer Survivors: Potential Benefits and Recommendation
20. Self-Myofascial Release, aka Self-Massage for Fascial Tissues