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- Content is highly readable, academically sound, and grounded firmly in bodywork practice.
- Previously unrelated theories are discussed and applied to practice.
- The well-known theories of Rolf and Feldenkrais are reviewed.
- A comprehensive practical manual section provides numerous techniques and models for a variety of musculoskeletal skeletal problems.
- Numerous illustrations provide a better understanding of text content.
Section 1: Background and History of Structural Bodywork
Structural bodywork: An overview
A brief history of structural bodywork
Structural bodywork in the context of other complementary therapies
What is structural bodywork?
Structural bodywork – some frequently asked questions
Section 2: Our Somatic Organisation
The mapping of man
The techniques of structural bodywork
Structure and function
The connective tissue network
The oscillatory properties of the fascial network
Section 3: Practical Manual
A catalogue of some common postural dysfunctions
Some useful models for working with structure
Practicum – assessment, technique and strategy in structural bodywork
A first approximation to balancing structure
Working in the sagittal plane
Working on the frontal plane
Working on the transverse plane
Working with the shoulder girdles
Working with the external rotation of the leg
"This is an essential purchase for chiropractors that focus on soft-tissue technique, as it provides an intelligent, yet highly readable, discussion on structural bodywork, building on the theories of Ida Rolf (Rolfing) and Feldenkrais. It focuses on the issues of posture and structure and the functional limitations that arise from them and presents a broader context of discussion that includes chiropractic."
Chiropractic Journal of Australia, December 2005