Fascia in Sport and Movement


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Robert Schleip’s long-awaited summary of the affect of various forms of training on the fascial network – is now an essential book at Anatomy Trains. Robert’s global point-of-view organizes the information with contributions from yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, dance, physiotherapy, osteopathy, and sports folks into fascial elasticity, hypermobility, strengthening, stretching, and hydration. And yes, a chapter from Tom on the Anatomy Trains applied to sport.

The latest research coupled with practical application – no matter what your movement modality, this book will advance your understanding.

The book covers most current research and theory to underpin practice. It provides relevant clinical applications for sport and movement, and gives the manual therapist information on how different activities influence the body and the kind of injuries that might occur. The book upgrades the knowledge of the sport professional, yoga teacher and Pilates trainer with the necessary background to understand the injuries that might present and how to assess and refer.

Paperback, 256 pages. Handspring Publishers; 1st Edition.

Robert Schleip MA PhD directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany and is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He is a certified Rolfing Instructor and Feldenkrais teacher. He is author and co-editor of several books and has written numerous research articles. For his discovery of active contractile properties in fascial tissues he was awarded the prestigious Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. He was co-initiator and organizer of the first Fascia Research Congress held in Boston, USA in 2007.


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