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Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy

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Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy – principles and clinical applications provides a complete overview of this effective therapy (IAMT) based on the authors’ own clinical experience of using instruments to treat myofascial lesions. The text combines the latest scientific evidence and theory with practical guidelines.  The authors describe the use of  various IAMT techniques which the reader will be able to easily integrate into daily clinical practice.

The text progresses from didactic to practical information of relevance for a variety of clinicians:

  • Anatomy of the myofascial system and its role in pain/dysfunction and treatments
  • Science and theory of IAMT including history, types, and research on mechanisms of action and outcomes
  • Practical application of IAMT Practice: an overview of techniques specific to tissue type (scars, tendons, muscles)
  • Integration of IATM in clinical practice including clinical decision making (in diagnosis and treatment), indications, contraindications, and adjunct treatments

The text is intended to provide a guide for using myofascial instruments in daily practice.  The reader will easily learn how to use IATM to enhance patient outcomes and to use it in a fashion which protects their own joints! Procedures are explained and demonstrated using a clear and practical approach.  Full-color photographs illustrate the use of the therapy in these commonly-treated areas:

  • Cervical spine and head
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow, wrist and hand
  • Thoracic spine and chest
  • Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint
  • Hip and pelvis
  • Knee
  • Ankle and foot

Treatment protocols are provided which can be easily applied by the therapist for use with a variety of diagnoses relating to the same structures by using a standardised and precise approach.  A treatment protocol is first presented on a specific structure that is commonly treated. The specific instrument is to be used is described first, then the entire treatment is explained in detail. from the starting position of the therapist and patient. Treatment progressions are then listed, as well as possible treatment options within the “Myofascial Connective System (MCS). Beginning with the primarily treated structure, ’myofascial junctions’ are discussed; first regionally in a distal and proximal direction, and then within a functional myofascial chain. This unique approach greatly simplifies the various IATM procedures for the reader to easily implement in practice.

Readers will learn an integrated approach to IATM in a variety of clinical practice settings. Clinicians seeing post-operative patients will benefit from a chapter dedicated to the treatment of scars. Numerous case studies and the integration of other myofascial techniques (Cupping, Flossing/Mobility Bands, Kinesiology Taping and Fascial Fitness) complete the book.

Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy – principles and clinical applications is the result of years of professional practice with IATM while evaluating patient outcomes. The concept is based on scientific evidence and has been developed in close collaboration with leading scientists and practitioners in the field of myofascial therapy.  The text provides a pragmatic, evidence-informed approach to IATM practice.

Intro: how to use this book

Part 1: Evidence-based Practice

Ch 1:The myofascial system: anatomy, role in pain/dysfunction/ treatments

Ch 2: IASTM: history, types, research on mechanisms of action; research on outcomes

Ch 3: Overview of Techniques, specific to tissue…scars, tendons, muscles, etc.

Ch 4: Integration in practice: clinical decision making (diagnosis/treatment), indications, contraindications, adjunct treatments

Part 2: Clinical Applications of IamT: Upper Quarter

Ch 5: Cervical/Head (neck pain, TMJ, headache)

Ch 6: Shoulder (impingement, frozen shoulder)

Ch 7: Elbow/Wrist/Hand (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, Duyuytren, hand OA)

Part 3: Clinical Applications of IamT: Lower quarter

Ch 8: Thoracic (Ribs)

Ch 9: lumbar spine (LBP, SIJD)

Ch 10: Hip (Pubalgia, OA, groin pain)

Ch 11:Knee (Hamstrings, patella tendon, OA)

Ch 12: Ankle & Foot (achilles, plantar fasciitis)

Part 4: Clinical Applications of IamT: Scars

Ch 13: Superficial skin scars

Ch 14: Deep scars of the ligaments and capsules after distortions and operations

Part 5: Case studies (by other authors)

Ch 15: Shoulder

Ch 16: Elbow

Ch 17: Knee

Ch 18: Ankle

Ch 19: Cervical Spine

Ch 20: TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)

Ch 21: Lumbar spine

Part 6: Therapeutic integration (by other authors)

Ch 22: The contribution of cupping to IASTM

Ch 23: The contribution of Flossing (Mobility Bands) to IASTM

Ch 24: The contribution of Kinesiology-Taping to IASTM

Ch 25: The contribution of Fascial Fitness to IASTM

Ch 26: The contribution of IASTM in the treatment of high performance athletes

Part 7: Conclusion and Summary – Bringing it all together

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Jürgen FÖRSTER

Jürgen Förster is a physiotherapist from the German speaking community of Belgium. He first studied physiotherapy and education in Belgium (Brussels and Liège), then in Germany (Kaiserslautern and Witten-Herdecke) management of health and social care institutions.

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Phillip PAGE

Dr Phil Page is an assistant professor and research director at Franciscan University Physical Therapy program. He is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer.

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Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy

principles and clinical applications

£39.50 GBP / $55.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy – principles and clinical applications provides a complete overview of this effective therapy (IAMT) based on the authors’ own clinical experience of using instruments to treat myofascial lesions. The text combines the latest scientific evidence and theory with practical guidelines.  The authors describe the use of  various IAMT techniques which the reader will be able to easily integrate into daily clinical practice.

The text progresses from didactic to practical information of relevance for a variety of clinicians:

  • Anatomy of the myofascial system and its role in pain/dysfunction and treatments
  • Science and theory of IAMT including history, types, and research on mechanisms of action and outcomes
  • Practical application of IAMT Practice: an overview of techniques specific to tissue type (scars, tendons, muscles)
  • Integration of IATM in clinical practice including clinical decision making (in diagnosis and treatment), indications, contraindications, and adjunct treatments

The text is intended to provide a guide for using myofascial instruments in daily practice.  The reader will easily learn how to use IATM to enhance patient outcomes and to use it in a fashion which protects their own joints! Procedures are explained and demonstrated using a clear and practical approach.  Full-color photographs illustrate the use of the therapy in these commonly-treated areas:

  • Cervical spine and head
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow, wrist and hand
  • Thoracic spine and chest
  • Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint
  • Hip and pelvis
  • Knee
  • Ankle and foot

Treatment protocols are provided which can be easily applied by the therapist for use with a variety of diagnoses relating to the same structures by using a standardised and precise approach.  A treatment protocol is first presented on a specific structure that is commonly treated. The specific instrument is to be used is described first, then the entire treatment is explained in detail. from the starting position of the therapist and patient. Treatment progressions are then listed, as well as possible treatment options within the “Myofascial Connective System (MCS). Beginning with the primarily treated structure, ’myofascial junctions’ are discussed; first regionally in a distal and proximal direction, and then within a functional myofascial chain. This unique approach greatly simplifies the various IATM procedures for the reader to easily implement in practice.

Readers will learn an integrated approach to IATM in a variety of clinical practice settings. Clinicians seeing post-operative patients will benefit from a chapter dedicated to the treatment of scars. Numerous case studies and the integration of other myofascial techniques (Cupping, Flossing/Mobility Bands, Kinesiology Taping and Fascial Fitness) complete the book.

Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy – principles and clinical applications is the result of years of professional practice with IATM while evaluating patient outcomes. The concept is based on scientific evidence and has been developed in close collaboration with leading scientists and practitioners in the field of myofascial therapy.  The text provides a pragmatic, evidence-informed approach to IATM practice.

Intro: how to use this book

Part 1: Evidence-based Practice

Ch 1:The myofascial system: anatomy, role in pain/dysfunction/ treatments

Ch 2: IASTM: history, types, research on mechanisms of action; research on outcomes

Ch 3: Overview of Techniques, specific to tissue…scars, tendons, muscles, etc.

Ch 4: Integration in practice: clinical decision making (diagnosis/treatment), indications, contraindications, adjunct treatments

Part 2: Clinical Applications of IamT: Upper Quarter

Ch 5: Cervical/Head (neck pain, TMJ, headache)

Ch 6: Shoulder (impingement, frozen shoulder)

Ch 7: Elbow/Wrist/Hand (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, Duyuytren, hand OA)

Part 3: Clinical Applications of IamT: Lower quarter

Ch 8: Thoracic (Ribs)

Ch 9: lumbar spine (LBP, SIJD)

Ch 10: Hip (Pubalgia, OA, groin pain)

Ch 11:Knee (Hamstrings, patella tendon, OA)

Ch 12: Ankle & Foot (achilles, plantar fasciitis)

Part 4: Clinical Applications of IamT: Scars

Ch 13: Superficial skin scars

Ch 14: Deep scars of the ligaments and capsules after distortions and operations

Part 5: Case studies (by other authors)

Ch 15: Shoulder

Ch 16: Elbow

Ch 17: Knee

Ch 18: Ankle

Ch 19: Cervical Spine

Ch 20: TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)

Ch 21: Lumbar spine

Part 6: Therapeutic integration (by other authors)

Ch 22: The contribution of cupping to IASTM

Ch 23: The contribution of Flossing (Mobility Bands) to IASTM

Ch 24: The contribution of Kinesiology-Taping to IASTM

Ch 25: The contribution of Fascial Fitness to IASTM

Ch 26: The contribution of IASTM in the treatment of high performance athletes

Part 7: Conclusion and Summary – Bringing it all together

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-45-3
1
232
500 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
30 December 2022
Handspring Publishing

£39.50 GBP / $55.00 USD

Physical Therapy

Find out when this publication becomes available to order

We will use this data to notify you when this publication is available, and for no other purpose.
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Jürgen FÖRSTER

Jürgen Förster is a physiotherapist from the German speaking community of Belgium. He first studied physiotherapy and education in Belgium (Brussels and Liège), then in Germany (Kaiserslautern and Witten-Herdecke) management of health and social care institutions.

Read More ›

Phillip PAGE

Dr Phil Page is an assistant professor and research director at Franciscan University Physical Therapy program. He is a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

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