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

£48.00 GBP / $59.99 USD

Sport and Fitness, Physical Therapy, Movement

Fascia in Sport and Movement

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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 1: Theory

  1. Fascia as a body-wide tensional network: anatomy, biomechanics, physiology (Schleip)
  2. Myofascial force transmission (Mutch)
  3. Physiology and biochemistry (Klinger)
  4. Fascia as a sensory organ (Schleip)
  5. Stress loading and matrix remodeling in tendon and skeletal muscle: Cellular mechano-stimulation and tissue remodeling (Kjaer)
  6. Anatomy Trains in Motion (Myers)
  7. Purposeful movements as a result of coordinated myofascial chain activity, represented by the models of Kurt Tittel and Leopold Busquet (Richter)
  8. Hyper- and hypomobility of the joints: Consequences for function, activities and participation (Remvig, Juul-Kristensen and Engelbert)
  9. Human movement performance: Stretching misconceptions and future trends (Lederman)
  10. Fascial tissues in motion: Elastic storage and recoil dynamics (Schleip)

Section 2: Clinical Applications

  1. Fascial Fitness (Schleip and Müller)
  2. Fascial form in yoga (Avison)
  3. Fascia oriented Pilates training (Larkam)
  4. Training fascia in GYROTONIC methodology  (Dennenmoser)
  5. How to train fascia in dance (Simmel)
  6. The secret of fascia in the martial arts (Petersen)
  7. Elastic walking (Zorn)
  8. Functional training methods for the runner’s fascia (Kelsick)
  9. Understanding mechano-adaptation of fascial tissues: Application to sports medicine (Rodeiguez and Rio)
  10. How to train fascia in football coaching (Eder and Hoffmann)
  11. Athletic Coaching (Mutch)
  12. Plyometric training: Basic principles for competitive athletes and modern Ninja warriors (Heiduk)
  13. Kettlebells and clubbells (Eddy)
  14. Assessment technologies: From ultrasound and myometry to bio-impedance and motion sensors (Gordon, Frenzel and Schleip)
  15. Palpation and functional assessment methods for fascia-related dysfunction (Chaitow)


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