Written in easy-to-understand language that?s ideal for all bodywork therapists and acupressure practitioners, this popular textbook illustrates how to make precise, systematic evaluations of soft tissue problems. It provides up-to-date information related to a specific range of therapeutic techniques. A new accompanying CD-ROM, complete with video clips that demonstrate how to perform the methods described in the text, offers visual cues for unique, clinically relevant instruction.
Clear descriptions of techniques show the reader how to rapidly and accurately identify and assess local soft tissue dysfunction.
A clear set of treatment options for these dysfunctions clarify which techniques may be used safely by all bodywork practitioners and therapists.
Both European and North American versions of NMT are presented and described.
An analysis and comparison of the major reflex systems used in bodywork provides a link between bodywork and acupressure approaches.
The author is a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from two of the leading practitioners in the U.S.
About the Author
Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner?s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.