CHAPTER 1 Connecting and moving forward: Fascia as a multifunctional system
CHAPTER 2 Thoracolumbar fascia - the heart of the matter: The conceptual basis and anatomical argument for the therapeutic process
CHAPTER 3 Lower quadrant assessment
CHAPTER 4 Pelvic girdle dysfunctions related to the fascial system
- Lower back and sacroiliac structures
- Abdominal area
- Gluteal structures
- Inguinal and pubic structures
- Pelvic floor structures (external)
- MIT procedures for common pelvic girdle dysfunctions
CHAPTER 5 Lower extremity dysfunctions related to the fascial system
- MIT procedures for common lower extremity dysfunctions
CHAPTER 6 Final thoughts: From research to clinical application
CHAPTER 7 Fascia and therapeutic movement in translational practice: From the laboratory to the clinic
In this unique and lavishly illustrated book and its accompanying videos the practitioner can for the first time see the effect of manual interventions on underlying body structures. Volume 2 addresses its applications to the thoracic and lumbar spine, the pelvis, and the lower body.
The author's own teaching and practice provide the material that explains and illustrates fascial anatomy and therapeutic procedures. The beautiful full color photographs and videos of dissections of non-embalmed cadavers show the continuity of the fascial system and its dynamic links to other body systems. By demonstrating the effect that therapy has on body structures the book will be of interest and practical value to the physical therapist, osteopath, chiropractor, physician and all bodyworkers dedicated to manual therapy, as well as to researchers wishing to build on this ground-breaking material.
Dr Andrzej Pilat is a 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.