Structural Bodywork An Introduction for Students and Practitioners
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Description: Providing an advanced introduction to the field of structural bodywork, this valuable resource combines coverage of both skills and theory into one comprehensive guide to this specialized form of bodywork practice. Featuring numerous illustrations with photographs and drawings, it provides extensive information on the theory of structural bodywork related to human anatomy and clinical presentations. Focusing on issues related to dysfunctions of structure, posture, and gait, this reader-friendly text also discusses the background of structural bodywork, how it has developed, and how it is understood today. Content is highly readable, academically sound, and grounded firmly in bodywork practice. Previously unrelated theories are discussed and applied to practice. The well-known theories of Rolf and Feldenkrais are reviewed. A comprehensive practical manual section provides numerous techniques and models for a variety of musculoskeletal skeletal problems. Numerous illustrations provide a better understanding of text content.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/31/2005
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Background and History of Structural Bodywork|
|Structural bodywork: An overview|
|A brief history of structural bodywork|
|Structural bodywork in the context of other complementary therapies|
|What is structural bodywork?|
|Structural bodywork some frequently asked questions|
|Our Somatic Organisation|
|The mapping of man|
|The techniques of structural bodywork|
|Structure and function|
|The connective tissue network|
|The oscillatory properties of the fascial network|
|A catalogue of some common postural dysfunctions|
|Some useful models for working with structure Practicum assessment, technique and strategy in structural bodywork|
|A first approximation to balancing structure|
|Working in the sagittal plane|
|Working on the frontal plane|
|Working on the transverse plane|
|Working with the shoulder girdles|
|Working with the external rotation of the leg|