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Fascia – what it is and why it matters
This book gives the reader an understanding of fascia as a tissue, its role in the various systems of the body and its clinical significance.”This is a true masterpiece. It takes the reader on an entertaining journey into ‘fascia land’
from both a lay person’s as well as a clinician’s perspective.” Robert Schleip
This book serves as a primer for professionals, such as doctors, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, and fitness professionals, to give them a good grasp of what fascia is and what it does in the body.
It gives the reader an understanding of fascia as a tissue, its role in the various systems of the body and its clinical significance. By the end of the book the reader will have a solid working knowledge of fascia. This book is complete unto itself, but also serve as a springboard to deeper explorations should the reader choose to do so.
The book has a strong storyline, with each chapter logically connecting to the next, rather like fascia itself! It is informative and satisfying to read.
David Lesondak is an allied health member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Read an interview with David here.
“I can personally assure you that David Lesondak is a brilliant and engaging conversationalist. This book is exactly like having a talk with him – his personal whimsical style and humor shine through, the wide variety of his interests are in evidence at every turn. David has a way of explaining complex ideas in understandable terms without dulling the scientific edge or cheapening the argument.” Tom Myers
“he will surprise you as you read his book. Whether you are new to the wonderful world of fascia or an old-timer like myself, you will find ideas, images, and impeccably explained science, written in a way that is both illuminating and memorably entertaining. At the same time, this book will serve as a valuable reference with which to dive deeper into study as you see fit.” Robert Schleip
‘Sensitively written with an admirable understanding of fascia’s clinical importance and complex functions, this important book strips away myth, and provides clarity.’ Leon Chaitow ND DO, Honorary Fellow, University of Westminster, London, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies
‘I found Lesondak’s writing style to be rich, insightful and engaging. I highly recommend his book as a must-have for any fascia library.’ Eric Franklin www.franklinmethod.com
‘For every one interested in getting a better overview of the workings of fascia, this book will become your road map’. Prof. Dr. Andry Vleeming, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University
Chapter 1: Fascia, The Living Tissue
Chapter 2: Fascia in the Cellular Level
Chapter 3: Fascia in the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 4: Fascia in the Organs
Chapter 5: Fascia and the Nervous System
Chapter 6: Fascia and the Brain
Chapter 7: Diagnosing Fascial Conditions
Chapter 8: Fascial Modalities
Chapter 9 Summary