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Myofascial Release 2nd Edition Ebook With CE Exam

Myofascial Release 2nd Edition Ebook With CE Exam

$69.00 USD


Product Format
    The package components are delivered online:
    • Myofascial Release, Second Edition, ebook
    • Continuing education exam
    Myofascial Release, Second Edition Ebook With CE Exam, presents an overview of the entire fascial matrix, the three-dimensional web of tissue that supports every other structure in the body. The explanation of the anatomy and function of the connective tissue system offers the solid background needed to treat muscle injury, immobility and pain. The book also outlines how myofascial release relates to other massage modalities, allowing therapists to incorporate a range of treatments.

    Descriptions of over 60 myofascial techniques contain details on the timing, direction and hold of each stretch as well as numerous photographs that illustrate the body and hand positions of each technique. Nuanced explanations of the unique feel of soft tissue help you enhance your palpation skills and learn how to apply the best approach (cross-hand releases, longitudinal plane releases, compression releases and transverse plane releases) on specific injuries or issues. A chapter on scar tissue details how to relieve the pain and tension common in surgical and other types of scars. The text also contains home programs that clients can use themselves between treatment sessions.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the anatomy and the physiology of the fascial system.
    • Describe the principles and methodology of myofascial release.
    • Demonstrate essential palpation and assessment skills.
    • Demonstrate and apply the fundamental myofascial release applications, including cross-hand releases, longitudinal pulls, transverse plane releases and compression techniques.
    • Demonstrate and apply the practical applications of scar tissue techniques and myofascial mobilization.
    • Differentiate the various myofascial release approaches and apply them in different treatment settings.
    • Develop and apply a treatment strategy using myofascial release and self-myofascial release.


    Massage therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, athletic trainers, chiropractors and practitioners of complementary therapies.
    Part I. Getting Started With Myofascial Release

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Myofascial Release
    Elements of Fascia
    Conditions That Affect Fascia
    Myofascial Release Concepts
    MFR Versus Other Massage Modalities
    Benefits of MFR
    MFR Treatment Sessions
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 2. Initial Assessment
    Client Consultation
    Medical History
    Physical Assessment
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 3. Preparation and Communication
    Equipment and Room Preparation
    Correct Body Mechanics
    Mental Preparation
    Therapist and Client Communication
    Effects of and Responses to MFR
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part II. MFR Applications

    Chapter 4. Palpatory and Physical Assessments
    Palpatory Assessment
    Tissue Mobility and Glide
    Traction and Compression
    Skin Rolling
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 5. MFR Technique Approaches
    How to Apply Every MFR Technique
    Cross-Hand Releases
    Longitudinal Plane Releases
    Compression Releases
    Transverse Plane Releases
    Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
    Myofascial Mobilisations
    Combining Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part III. Applying MFR Techniques

    Chapter 6. Cross-Hand Release Approaches
    Leg Techniques
    Arm Techniques
    Torso Techniques
    Head and Neck Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 7. Longitudinal Plane Releases
    Supine Pulls
    Prone Pulls
    Bilateral Pulls
    Oppositional and Side-Lying Pulls
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 8. Compression Releases
    Soft Tissue Compression Techniques
    Joint Compression Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 9. Transverse Plane Releases
    Pelvic Floor Techniques
    Respiratory Diaphragm Techniques
    Thoracic Inlet Techniques
    Transverse Plane Techniques at Joints
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 10. Scar Tissue and Adhesion Management
    Scar Tissue Techniques
    Stacking the Position of Ease Techniques
    Direct Scar Tissue Release Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 11. Myofascial Mobilisations
    Applying Myofascial Mobilisation
    Myofascial Mobilisation Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Part IV. MFR Programmes and Management

    Chapter 12. Combined Techniques and Taking MFR Further
    Myofascial Position of Ease Techniques
    Combining Techniques
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions

    Chapter 13. MFR Treatment Approaches
    Individual Treatment Approaches
    Intensive Treatment Approaches
    Multi-Therapist Treatment Approaches
    Home Programmes
    Closing Remarks
    Quick Questions
    Ruth Duncan, BSc (Hons), MSMTO, MAPNT, is an advanced myofascial release therapist, proprietor, instructor, guest lecturer, speaker, national committee member and writer with extensive training in a variety of approaches. She completed her advanced postgraduate training in 2004 with John F. Barnes (the world’s leading authority on myofascial release) and has assisted with his seminars in the United States.

    Duncan also has explored other direct and nondirect fascial approaches, including Thomas Myers’ anatomy trains and myofascial meridians, Erik Dalton’s myoskeletal alignment techniques and Jean-Pierre Barral’s visceral manipulation. She has studied with experts on myriad topics to learn more about human anatomy, function and dysfunction, and the emotional aspects of chronic pain and healing.

    Duncan graduated with honours as a clinical massage therapist from the Humanities Center School of Massage (now the Cortiva Institute) in Florida, United States. She has a diploma in sports therapy from the Society of Sports Therapists and a diploma in sports and remedial massage from the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. She also has a BSc in health sciences from The Open University. She has been teaching myofascial release in the United Kingdom and internationally for over 15 years.

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