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Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Volume 1: Shoulder, Pelvis, Leg and Foot

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Product code: 42

By: Til Luchau, B.A.
Soft Cover 9 7/8” x 9 7/8”
232 pages; 208 pages; 175 illustrations, including 56 3-D anatomical colour perspective renderings
ISBN: 978-1-909141-16-2

Product Description

Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Volume 1 is a beautiful, information-packed guide to highly effective manual therapy techniques. Focusing on conditions of the shoulder, wrist, pelvis, sacrum, leg, and foot, This text provides a variety of tools for addressing some of the most commonly encountered complaints. Featuring high-quality images and concise, descriptive narrative, each chapter presents key considerations, anatomy overview, therapeutic goals, and cautions relevant to hands-on work. There are clearly illustrates 2-4 assessments and techniques for each condition.

Table of Contents

Foreword  vi

Preface  ix

Acknowledgments  xiii

Reviewers  xv

Online Resources  xvi

Part 1: Essentials

1. Bone  3

2. Fascia, Part 1: Understanding Fascial Change  13

3. Fascia, Part 2: Fascial Tools and Techniques  25

Part 2 Lower Limb

4. Type 1 Ankle Restrictions and Plantar Fasciitis  39

5. Type 2 Restrictions and the Ankle Mortise  47

6. Ankle Injuries and the Fibula  55

7. Hammertoes  65

8. The Shoe-Bound Arch  79

9. Hamstring Injuries  89

Part 3 Pelvic Girdle

10. Hip Mobility  99

11. Sciatic Pain  107

12. The Sacrotuberous Ligament  127

13. The Sacroiliac Joints  135

14. The Ilia  145

Part 4 Upper Limb

15. The Wrist and Carpal Bones  155

16. The Thenar Eminence  163

17. Frozen Shoulder, Part 1: The Glenohumeral Joint  171

18. Frozen Shoulder, Part 2: The Rotator Cuff  179

Index 187

About the Author

The son of a mathematician and an artist, Til Luchau delights in combining the technical and the beautiful in his manual therapy articles, which have appeared in magazines and professional journals worldwide. He is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and former Faculty Coordinator of the Rolf Institute’s Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program, where in the early 1990s he originated Skillful Touch Bodywork (the Rolf Institute’s own training and practice modality). His company,, offers in-person and at-a-distance professional continuing education. Originally trained as a psychotherapist, Til’s ability to connect interdisciplinary, big-picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his trainings immensely popular.