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500 color drawings and photographs
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30 December 2022
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Physical Therapy

Instrument-Assisted Myofascial Therapy

principles and clinical applications

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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.

  1. Theoretical part
  • Introduction
  • The myofascial system
  • History IamT
  • Forms IamT
  • Instruments (Types of tolls)
  • Principles of IamT
  • Treatment techniques (incl. assumed mechanism of action)
  • Indication, Contra indication
  • Limits of IamT
  • Diagnosis (Assessments) and evaluation of the treatment
  • Treatment plan
  • Preparatory opportunities, post-processing options and supportive opportunities
  • Research and Evidence of effectiveness

 

2. Practical part

  1. Treatment of different body regions: Basic treatment with local and symptom-oriented therapy approach
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Lower leg
  • Knee joint
  • Hip joint – thigh
  • Hip joint – pelvis
  • Lumbar spine – abdominal wall
  • Thoracic spine – rib cage
  • Cervical spine
  • Shoulder belt – upper arm
  • Elbow joint – forearm
  • Wrist – hand
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Facial muscles
  1. Treatment of the different myofascial units (conduits): Complex treatment with global and cause-oriented therapy approach

      2.1. Tom Myers Anatomy trains

  • Superficial front line
  • Deep frontal line
  • Superficial back line
  • Lateral line
  • Spiral line
  • Arm lines (superficial and deep; frontal and back)
  • Functional lines (back, frontal and ipsilateral)

     2.2. Brugger muscle loops

  • Thumb-Altas-loop
  • Large-diagonal-muscle loop
  • Functional and anatomical stirrup
  • Calcaneus loop
  • Scapula loop
  1. Treatment of the different myofascial pain syndromes (MPS): combination of a symptom-oriented therapy and a cause-oriented therapy approach
  • Cranio – mandibular dysfunction
  • Cervicalgia
  • Dorsalgia
  • Lumbalgia
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pubalgia
  • Groin pain
  • TIT FS (Runner’s knee)
  • Anterior-Knee pain (jumper’s knee)
  • Achillodynie
  • Heel spor
  • Foot pain
  • Periarthropathia humero scapularis (PHS) – Impingement Syndrome
  • Supraspinatus tendon syndrome
  • Epicondylodynie
  • Hand pain (Thenar)
  • Morbus Dupuytren
  1. Treatment of scars
  • Superficial skin scars
  • Deep scars of the ligaments and capsules after distortions and operations

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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.

  1. Theoretical part
  • Introduction
  • The myofascial system
  • History IamT
  • Forms IamT
  • Instruments (Types of tolls)
  • Principles of IamT
  • Treatment techniques (incl. assumed mechanism of action)
  • Indication, Contra indication
  • Limits of IamT
  • Diagnosis (Assessments) and evaluation of the treatment
  • Treatment plan
  • Preparatory opportunities, post-processing options and supportive opportunities
  • Research and Evidence of effectiveness

 

2. Practical part

  1. Treatment of different body regions: Basic treatment with local and symptom-oriented therapy approach
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Lower leg
  • Knee joint
  • Hip joint – thigh
  • Hip joint – pelvis
  • Lumbar spine – abdominal wall
  • Thoracic spine – rib cage
  • Cervical spine
  • Shoulder belt – upper arm
  • Elbow joint – forearm
  • Wrist – hand
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Facial muscles
  1. Treatment of the different myofascial units (conduits): Complex treatment with global and cause-oriented therapy approach

      2.1. Tom Myers Anatomy trains

  • Superficial front line
  • Deep frontal line
  • Superficial back line
  • Lateral line
  • Spiral line
  • Arm lines (superficial and deep; frontal and back)
  • Functional lines (back, frontal and ipsilateral)

     2.2. Brugger muscle loops

  • Thumb-Altas-loop
  • Large-diagonal-muscle loop
  • Functional and anatomical stirrup
  • Calcaneus loop
  • Scapula loop
  1. Treatment of the different myofascial pain syndromes (MPS): combination of a symptom-oriented therapy and a cause-oriented therapy approach
  • Cranio – mandibular dysfunction
  • Cervicalgia
  • Dorsalgia
  • Lumbalgia
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pubalgia
  • Groin pain
  • TIT FS (Runner’s knee)
  • Anterior-Knee pain (jumper’s knee)
  • Achillodynie
  • Heel spor
  • Foot pain
  • Periarthropathia humero scapularis (PHS) – Impingement Syndrome
  • Supraspinatus tendon syndrome
  • Epicondylodynie
  • Hand pain (Thenar)
  • Morbus Dupuytren
  1. Treatment of scars
  • Superficial skin scars
  • Deep scars of the ligaments and capsules after distortions and operations
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

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We will use this data to notify you when this publication is available, and for no other purpose.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >