Structural Bodywork

Structural Bodywork

An introduction for students and practitioners

1st Edition - November 26, 2004

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  • Author: John Smith
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443100109

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Providing an advanced introduction to the field of structural bodywork, this valuable resource combines coverage of both skills and theory into one comprehensive guide to this specialized form of bodywork practice. Featuring numerous illustrations with photographs and drawings, it provides extensive information on the theory of structural bodywork related to human anatomy and clinical presentations. Focusing on issues related to dysfunctions of structure, posture, and gait, this reader-friendly text also discusses the background of structural bodywork, how it has developed, and how it is understood today.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Acknowledgements
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2004
  • Published: November 26, 2004
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443100109

About the Author

John Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

Bachelor of Education (SYD); Graduate Diploma in Business Computing (UWS); Diploma Remedial Massage (NatureCare); Certified Rolfer; Certified Feldenkrais practitioner; Certified Cranio-Sacral practitioner (Upledger); Certified Trager practitioner, Somatic therapist, Certified Rolfing and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Sydney, Australia

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