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Fascial and Membrane Technique E-Book

Fascial and Membrane Technique E-Book

Peter Schwind | Thomas W. Myers | Jean-Pierre Barral


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The fascial and membrane technique developed by Peter Schwind combines the fundamental thoughts from Ida Rolf´s Structural Integration with concepts of osteopathy, creating a successful combination of form-stabilizing and mobilizing techniques. The book emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of the breathing patterns manifest in the myofascial system; minimalistic as well as global application joint techniques; visceral techniques in the myofascial context; special treatment techniques in the craniosacral area and care of the upper jaw.

  • Includes comprehensive information on therapy from head to foot with descriptions of the anatomic correlations.
  • Clearly describes the theoretical and practical principles so difficult concepts are easily understandable.
  • Detailed, easily transposed instructions about treatments allow the reader to put the concepts into practice with ease.
  • Photographically documented movements show real examples of topics discussed.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover Cover
Fascial and Membrane Technique: A manual for comprehensive treatment of the connective tissue system iii
Copyright Page iv
Contents v
Foreword to the German edition ix
Foreword xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Chapter 1. Introduction 1
Chapter 2. Fundamentals 5
Terminology 5
Material properties of connective tissue 6
The significance of the tensegrity model 7
Plasticity: the malleability of connective tissue 9
Chapter 3. Principles of treatment in practice 13
Internal equilibrium of the therapist as a basis for observation 14
Presence of the therapist 14
Therapeutically efficient contact 15
The use of the hand-contact technique 15
Basic rules of fascial and membrane technique 27
Chapter 4. Form-oriented treatment techniques 31
4.1 Breathing 32
4.2 Myofascial treatment of scoliosis 77
4.3 The shoulder girdle: the bridge to the upper extremity 80
4.4 Upper extremity: upper arm, forearm, and hand 93
4.5 Lower extremity: thigh, lower leg, and foot 109
Chapter 5. Special joint techniques 135
5.1 Vertebral joints 135
5.2 Treatment of intervertebral disk protrusions 146
5.3 The sacrococcygeal joint 153
5.4 Joints of the foot 162
Chapter 6. Visceral techniques in the myofascial context 167
Mobility and motility of organs 168
Summarizing aspects 177
Chapter 7. Treatment of the mandibular joint and the craniosacral system 179
Anatomy of the fasciae 181
Notes on diagnostics 182
Biomechanics of the mandibular joint 183
Treatment of the mandibular joint 184
Treatment after implantation of implants in the region of the maxilla 189
Anatomy of the palatine bone 190
Technique of the surgical intervention 192
Chapter 8. Treatment of the fascial and membrane system after whiplash 197
Mechanics of whiplash 197
Examination of whiplash 198
Treatment of whiplash 203
Chapter 9. Treatment after pregnancy and birth 211
Summarizing aspects 215
Concluding remarks 217
Bibliography 219
Index 221