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Fascial Manipulation – Practical Part
This manual by Luigi Stecco & Carla Stecco provides practical indications to facilitate the treatment of the fascia. It describes the topographical location of all the points, the respective movement tests and the modality of treatment for each point. In order to manipulate the fascia it is essential to know the exact location of the points, to perform the movement examinations correctly and to position the patient appropriately for each treatment.
Welcome to an exciting new field in musculoskeletal therapy: the fascinating world of fascia. Fascia forms a continuous tensional network throughout the human body, covering and connecting every single organ, every muscle, and even every nerve or tiny muscle fibre.
This manual by Luigi Stecco & Carla Stecco provides practical indications to facilitate the treatment of the fascia. It describes the topographical location of all the points, the respective movement tests and the modality of treatment for each point. In order to manipulate the fascia it is essential to know the exact location of the points, to perform the movement examinations correctly and to position the patient appropriately for each treatment. This book will help all of those engaged in learning the method of Fascial Manipulation to obtain satisfactory results in their clinical practices, as well as improving comprehension of the anatomical substratum of the superficial, deep and epimysial fascia because only a knowledgeable hand is potent or “Manus sapiens potens est”.
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Foreword by Robert Schleip PhD, Director of Fascia Research Project Ulm University, Germany
The authors present a novel model concerning the contribution of fascia to neuromuscular coordination through a specific topography of centers within the fascial network (centers of coordination, centers of perception, and centers of fusion). While this is a completely new model, it is presented in a very convincing manner. The evidence given in this book in support for this intriguing model, covers not only corroborating phylogenetic and neurophysiological details, but includes thousands of hours of anatomical cadaver research, performed by the original founder of this approach, Luigi Stecco, as well as his daughter Carla Stecco MD and son Antonio Stecco MD. Their diligent cadaver studies have resulted in several new anatomical discoveries and descriptions, published in peer-reviewed scientific anatomical journals. Anybody who has followed the emerging new publications on fascia in the scientific literature in the last few years will have noticed these important contributions. This family team has studied fascial morphology and topography in detail, which is not only impressive but also resulted in the novel descriptions and findings that support the new model for neurofascial coordination presented in this book. While these findings add great
One of the treasures of this book is the large number of cadaveric photos showing topographical anatomy details of fascia. These are extremely well done and display some local properties that have never been described in such detail.
If you are a beginner within the field of physiotherapy (or orthopaedics, rehabilitation, movement therapy, etc), be prepared that this is not a book to skim over lightly while watching TV. It is a gold mine of condensed information. If you mistakenly skip over a sentence, it may easily occur that you will miss this information later, when trying to understand the logic of the following pages, as there is not much redundancy in this book. Yet I give you my word that even most experts in this field will look at and read this book with immense excitement and a state of joyful discovery. While other books have been written on fascia from several different angles, this one clearly sets a new standard. My congratulations to the authors for completing the most valuable and richest book that has ever been published on fascial manipulation; and also to you, dear reader, for having chosen this very book in order to learn more about a truly fascinating tissue and its manipulation.