PART 1 The science and principles of Myofascial Induction
CHAPTER 1 Introduction: Why this book?
CHAPTER 2 Definition and characteristics of fascia and the fascial system
CHAPTER 3 Anatomy and functional aspects of fascia
CHAPTER 4 Embryological aspects of the fascial system
CHAPTER 5 Histological aspects of the fascial system
CHAPTER 6 The concept of tensegrity: Fascia as a tensegrity structure
CHAPTER 7 Movement and force transmission in the fascial system
CHAPTER 8 The neurodynamics of fascia
CHAPTER 9 Fascial trauma and dysfunction
CHAPTER 10 The assessment process
CHAPTER 11 The objectives of Myofascial Induction Therapy
CHAPTER 12 Scientific evidence relevant to the MIT approach
PART 2 Practical applications of Myofascial Induction – the upper body
CHAPTER 13 Myofascial Induction Therapy
Basic techniques and procedures
CHAPTER 14 Upper quadrant assessment
CHAPTER 15 Craniofacial and neck dysfunctions related to the fascial system
MIT procedures for common craniocervical and neck dysfunctions
CHAPTER 16 Dysfunctions related to the thorax complex
MIT procedures for common dysfunctions of the thorax complex
CHAPTER 17 Upper extremity dysfunctions related to the fascial system
MIT procedures for common upper extremity dysfunctions
Myofascial Induction™ – An anatomical approach to the treatment of fascial dysfunction describes the properties of the fascial network and provides therapeutic solutions for different types of fascial dysfunction. The material is presented in two volumes:
Volume 1 analyzes in depth the theoretical aspects related to fascia and focuses on the therapeutic procedures of Myofascial Induction Therapy (MIT™) for the upper body; Volume 2 summarizes and expands on the theoretical aspects and explains the therapeutic procedures of MIT for the lower body.
Volume 1 is divided into two parts:
Part 1 – The Science and Principles of Myofascial Induction and
Part 2 – Practical Applications of Myofascial Induction – the Upper Body.
Part 1 defines the fascia as a complex biological system before discussing its multiple characteristics.
Part 2 is the practical part. Here the reader will find a wide range of manual therapeutic procedures which can be selected and used to build up the MIT treatments. These processes are explained in detail and are richly illustrated, in full color, with diagrams and photographs of their practical application in the body and in the treated samples of dissected tissues.
Each chapter opens with an introduction offering to the reader some philosophical background as a reminder that philosophy allows us to relate the strictly scientific with the empirical. Praxis and empiricism are the basis of science.
The author invites you to join the scientific fascial adventure that allows us to uncover areas of knowledge which may have been forgotten or which are not yet recognized as being related and which might still reveal relevant information. Once discovered, these facts can help us to better understand the kinesis of our body and so help the individual to change their body image and to improve their quality of life.
Physiotherapist and specialist in manual therapy. Creator of the Myofascial Induction approach. Lecturer on postgraduate and master degree programs in numerous universities in Spain and other European countries as well as in Central and South America. Author of the book Myofascial Induction, and co-author of books and papers on manual therapy published in Britain, Spain, Italy and the USA. Director of the Tupimek School of Myofascial Therapies, Madrid, Spain. Dr Andrzej Pilat has undertaken pioneering research on fascial anatomy using non-embalmed cadaver dissections and has used his expertise as a photographer to capture the inner beauty of the body in pictures.