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New book by Dr. Robert Schleip

schleip_book.jpgMarch 23, Toronto, Ont. – A new book titled Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body, edited by Robert Schleip, PhD, MA , Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD , Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK) and Peter Huijing, PhD, is now available to manual and movement therapy practitioners through Elsevier Publishing, Canada. 

April 2, 2012  By Massage Therapy Canada

by experts of international renown, Fascia: The Tensional Network of the
Human Body
together very different contributors who share the desire to bridge the gap
between theory and practice as much as possible in our current knowledge of the
human fascia.

contributions from over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the
world, this new volume will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest
in fascia and human movement – massage therapists, physiotherapists,
osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integration
practitioners, manual therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors,
exercise scientists and personal trainers – as well as physicians involved with
musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic
scientists working in the field.


features of this book include:


the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world;


comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions
and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques;


the role of fascia as a body-wide communication system;

the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps
establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences;

the importance of fascia as a sensory organ – for example, its important
proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the
generation of low back pain;

new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues;

to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic
manipulation of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for
scientists involved in basic science research;

the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia,
particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other
complementary health care professionals;

new insights on the fascia-related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture.

About the Editors


Robert Schleip, PhD, MA is the director of the
Fascia Research Project, Ulm University Germany; research director European
Rolfing Association; director Deutche Gesellschaft fur Myofascial Release;
Registered Naturopath, Certified Rolfing and Feldenkrais Teacher.

Thomas W. Findley is an MD, PhD at the Center for
Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System; a professor
in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ-New Jersey
Medical School, Newark NJ; and executive director for the Ida P Rolf Research

Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK) is a Registered
Osteopath and Naturopath; an Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School
of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow of the British
Naturopathic Association; and Fellow of the College of Osteopaths, UK.

Peter Huijing, PhD, is a professor of biomechanics
and physiology at the Research Instituut MOVE, Faculteit
Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


For more information,
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