“The Dynamic Body textbook seeks to reflect current
understanding and knowledge from innovators and leaders in biomechanics,
fascial anatomy, functional movement, and manipulative therapy. Their
work has invoked a renewed passion for an integrated clinical model that
reinforces the inherent partnership of human structure and function.
Working closely with individuals of this caliber over the years has been
my reward.” Erik Dalton
Erik Dalton . . . with 16 of the biggest names
in manual therapy:
Divo G. Muller
Full Colour 400 pages
"We’re excited to have the innovative work of so
many renowned practitioners within one book," says Erik Dalton, "This is
one of the few books to present a global model for blending past,
present and future therapeutic approaches across multiple disciplines."
With Dynamic Body, Dalton hopes clinicians will
be encouraged to consider a more holistic approach to rehabilitation,
one that incorporates knowledge from a broad spectrum of sources.
"Humans are not simple machines, and choosing a
single approach to assessment and treatment can hinder our ability to
best meet each client’s needs," Dalton says. "What we must keep in mind
is that the torso, pelvis, legs, and arms never act alone, but always in
harmony with the rest of the body."
Inside Dynamic Body, readers will discover each
author’s unique perspective on structure and functional movement, along
with intriguing insights on topics ranging from pain and sacral torsion
to fascia and self-care.
Video clips from the authors
Second Edition Erik Dalton's
Practice—Enhance Your Skills—Empower Your Clients
Erik Dalton’s Advanced Myoskeletal
Techniques will revolutionize your approach to treating
complex pain and injury conditions. The 344 page full colour
illustrated book eloquently blends exciting new muscle/joint
research with eighty innovative hands-on techniques…a
perfect addition to any sports medicine, structural
integration or medical massage practice. Additional
contributions from manual therapy leaders such as Aaron
Mattes, Whitney Lowe and Ross Pope, DO enhance this
intelligent, user-friendly text making it a great boon of
reading for the professional, passionate therapist.
Dig deep into osteopathic
and Structural Techniques to demystify structural bodywork.
This book leaves the practitioner with a simple,
step-by-step formula for correcting head, neck, visceral,
and chronic back pain. Over three hundred vibrant 3-D
anatomy illustrations, human dissection reproductions, and
photos of Dalton performing each technique grace this
collection of works...a visual learner’s delight!
About Erik Dalton
Dalton, Ph.D., earned his philosophy and clinical
psychology degrees from the University of Oklahoma. An
inspiring presentation by Dr. Ida Rolf in 1972 sparked a
passionate mind-body adventure leading Dalton through a
maze of learning institutions including the Menninger
Foundation, Mueller College of Holistic Studies,
Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the
Rolf® Institute of Structural Integration.
In 1989, a traumatic neck injury spurred a self-healing
inquiry into the neurologic relationship between muscles
and joints...spinal biomechanical therapy. Throughout
the next decade, Dalton interned with leading
manipulative osteopaths which prompted the integration
of osteopathic principles into his Structural
Integration practice. Thus, the seeds for his
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques® were planted.
Dalton serves as Executive Director of the Freedom From
Pain Institute® which is dedicated to the research and
treatment of chronic pain conditions. Erik Dalton shares
his broad therapeutic background in massage, structural
integration and osteopathy in his entertaining and
informative pain-management workshops, books and DVDs.