From technique descriptions and their applications to client interactions and the preservation of practitioner strength and functionality, this guide teaches physiotherapists every crucial aspect of employing myofascial release to its fullest benefit.
Its scientifically grounded, whole-body approach presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix - the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports, encompasses and protects every other structure in the body.
The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system gives practitioners the solid background needed to work most effectively with soft tissue to treat muscle injury, immobility and pain.
The book also outlines how myofascial release relates to other massage modalities within the Hands on Guide for Therapists series, ensuring therapists incorporate all of their skills to the greatest effect for their clients.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Myofascial Release
Chapter 2. Initial Assessment
Chapter 3. Preparation and Communication
Chapter 4. Palpatory and Physical Assessments
Chapter 5. MFR Technique Approaches
Chapter 6. Cross-Hand Releases
Chapter 7. Longitudinal Plane Releases
Chapter 8. Compression Releases
Chapter 9. Transverse Plane Releases
Chapter 10. Myofascial Unwinding
Chapter 11. Myofascial Rebounding
Chapter 12. Combined Techniques and Taking MFR Further
Chapter 13. MFR Treatment Approaches
About the Author(s)
Ruth Duncan is an instructor, guest lecturer, speaker and writer with extensive training in a variety of approaches. She completed her advanced postgraduate training in 2004 with John F. Barnes, the world’s leading authority on myofascial release. She runs her own just north of Glasgow, specialising in the MFR approach in single sessions and intensive treatments.