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Fascia in Sport and Movement

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Product code: 46

By: Robert Schleip, M.A., Ph.D.
Soft Cover; 9 5/8” x 7 3/8”
276 pages; 60 line drawings and 100 colour and black & white photographs
ISBN: 978-1-909141-07-0

Product Description

Fascia in Sport and Movement provides sports coaches, movement teachers and manual therapists with the latest research on fascia in an accessible format. It shows how an understanding of fascia's structure and function can inform clinical practice.

This book will enhance the knowledge of sports professionals, yoga teachers and Pilates instructors 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, Fascia in Sport and Movement provides the manual therapist information about how different activities influence the body's soft tissue matrix and the types of injuries that can occur. The book’s contributors constitute a veritable who's who of experts. They provide a distillation of the latest research and its practical applications.

This book is a must for all bodywork professionals: sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists.

Table of Contents

Forward  vii

Preface  ix

Contributors  x

Section 1: Theory

1. Fascia as a body-wide tensional network: anatomy, biomechanics, physiology (Robert Schleip)  3

2. Myofascial force transmission (Stephen Mutch)  13

3. Physiology and biochemistry (Werner Klinger)  21

4. Fascia as a sensory organ (Robert Schleip)  31

5. Stress loading and matrix remodeling in tendon and skeletal muscle: Cellular mechano-stimulation and tissue remodeling (Michael Kjaer)  39

6. Anatomy Trains in Motion (Thomas Myers)  45

7. Purposeful movements as a result of coordinated myofascial chain activity, represented by the models of Kurt Tittel and Leopold Busquet (Philipp Richter)  59

8. Hyper- and hypomobility of the joints: Consequences for function, activities and participation (Lars Remvig, Birgit Juul-Kristensen and Raoul Engelbert)  69

9. Human movement performance: Stretching misconceptions and future trends (Eyal Lederman)  83

10. Fascial tissues in motion: Elastic storage and recoil dynamics (Robert Schleip)  93

Section 2: Clinical Applications

1. Fascial Fitness (Robert Schleip and Divo Müller)  103

2. Fascial form in yoga (Joanne Avison)  111

3. Fascia oriented Pilates training (Elizabeth Larkam)  121

4. Training fascia in GYROTONIC methodology (Stefan Dennenmoser)  133

5. How to train fascia in dance (Lianne Simmel)  143

6. The secret of fascia in the martial arts (Sol Petersen)  153

7. Elastic walking (Adjo Zorn)  161

8. Functional training methods for the runner’s fascia (Wilbour Kelsick)  171

9. Understanding mechano-adaptation of fascial tissues: Application to sports medicine (Raoul Martinez Rodeiguez and Fernando Galen del Rio)  185

10. How to train fascia in football coaching (Klaus Eder and Helmuut Hoffmann)  195

11. Athletic coaching (Stephen Mutch)  205

12. Plyometric training: Basic principles for competitive athletes and modern ninja warriors (Robert Heiduk)  217

13. Kettlebells and clubbells (Donna Eddy)  229

14. Assessment technologies: From ultrasound and myometry to bio-impedance and motion sensors (Christopher GordonPiroska Frenzel and Robert Schleip)  241

15. Palpation and functional assessment methods for fascia-related dysfunction (Leon Chaitow)  253

Index  267

About the Author

Robert Schleip M.A., Ph.D. directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany and is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He is a certified Rolfing Instructor and Feldenkrais teacher. He is author and co-editor of several books and has written numerous research articles. For his discovery of active contractile properties in fascial tissues, he was awarded the prestigious Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. He was co-initiator and organiser of the first Fascia Research Congress held in Boston in 2007.