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60 line drawings and 100 colour and black & white photographs
246 x 189 mm
14 January 2015

$59.99 USD

Sport and Fitness, Physical Therapy, Movement

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Fascia in Sport and Movement

Robert SCHLEIP, Amanda Baker (Assistant Editor)

Product Description

FASCIA in Sport and Movement provides sports coaches, movement teachers and manual therapists with the latest research on fascia in an accessible format. The book shows how an understanding of fascia’s structure and function may inform your clinical practice.

This book will enhance the knowledge of the sports professional, yoga teacher and Pilates instructor and enable them better to understand and manage soft tissue injuries. Compiled and edited by one of the foremost researchers in the field of fascia for sport and movement the book offers the manual therapist information on how different activities influence the body’s soft tissue matrix and the kind of injuries that might occur.

Contributors constitute a veritable who’s who of experts, who provide a distillation of the latest research and its practical applications.

FASCIA in Sport and Movement supplies professionals with the most up to date information they need for success. This book is a must for all bodywork professionals: sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists.

Section A: Theory

  1. Fascia as a bodywide tensional network: anatomy, biomechanics, physiology (Schleip)
  2. Myofascial force transmission (Mutch)
  3. Tittel model on muscle slings and its application (Philipp Richter)
  4. Hyper- and hypomobility (Remvig & Juul-Kristensen)
  5. Stretching: myths, facts, and current research directions Lederman)
  6. Anatomy Trains in Motion (Myers)
  7. Fascia as a sensory organ (Schleip)
  8. Fascial tissue in movement (elastic recoil) (Schleip)
  9. Stress loading and Matrix remodelling in tendon and skeletal muscle: Cellular mechano-stimulation and Tissue remodelling (Kjaer)
  10. Biochemistry, incl. nutrition, pH level (Klingler)

Section B: Clinical Applications

  1. How to Train Fascia in Yoga (Avison)
  2. How to Train Fascia in Martial Arts (Petersen)
  3. Elastic Walking (Zorn)
  4. Fascial Fitness and Micromovements  (Schleip & Muller)
  5. Fascia oriented rehab approaches- treatment after injury (Martínez)
  6. Applying fascial fitness working with athletes – Athletic coaching (Mutch)
  7. Functional Training Methods for The Runners’ Fascia (Kelsick)
  8. How to Train Fascia in Soccer Coaching (Eder & Hoffmann)
  9. . How to Train Fascia in Dance (Simmel)
  10. How to Train Fascia in Kettlebell Training (including clubbells) (Eddy)
  11. How to Train Fascia in Plyometrics (Heiduk)
  12. How to Train Fascia in Pilates (Larkam)
  13. How to Train Fascia in Gyrotonics (Dennenmoser)


Section C: Assessment


  1. Accelerometer (Schleip)
  2. Ultrasound technologies, Myotonometry and Electrical Impedence Myometry as an objective measurement technology for the assessment of soft connective tissues (Gordon, Frenzel & Schleip)
  3. Palpatory and Range Of Motion Assessment  (Chaitow)
  4. New research directions and perspectives (Schleip)

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