Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

New fascia clinical and research textbook

Maria DiDanieli   


schleip_bookAug. 7,
Toronto, Ont. – A new book titled Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body, edited by Robert Schleip, PhD, MA , Thomas
W. Findley, MD, PhD , Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK) and Peter Huijing, PhD, is now
available to manual and movement therapy practitioners.

Compiled by experts of international renown, "Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body" brings together very different contributors who share the desire to bridge the gap between theory and practice as much as possible in our current knowledge of the human fascia.

With contributions from over 100 specialists and researchers from throughout the world, this new volume will be ideal for all professionals who have an interest in fascia and human movement – chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, structural integration practitioners, manual therapists, acupuncturists, yoga or Pilates instructors, exercise scientists and personal trainers – as well as physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine, pain management and rehabilitation, and basic scientists working in the field.


Key features of this book include:

  • Reflects the efforts of almost 100 scientists and clinicians from throughout the world;
  • Offers comprehensive coverage ranging from anatomy and physiology, clinical conditions and associated therapies, to recently developed research techniques;
  • Explores the role of fascia as a body-wide communication system;
  • Presents the latest information available on myofascial force transmission which helps establish a scientific basis for given clinical experiences;
  • Explores the importance of fascia as a sensory organ – for example, its important proprioceptive and nociceptive functions which have implications for the generation of low back pain;
  • Describes new imaging methods which confirm the connectivity of organs and tissues;
  • Designed to organize relevant information for professionals involved in the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s connective tissue matrix (fascia) as well as for scientists involved in basic science research;
  • Reflects the increasing need for information about the properties of fascia, particularly for osteopaths, massage therapists, physiotherapists and other complementary health care professionals;
  • Offers new insights on the fascia-related foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and the fascial effects of acupuncture.

About the Editors

Robert Schleip, PhD, MA is the director of the Fascia Research Project, Ulm University Germany; research director European Rolfing Association; director Deutche Gesellschaft fur Myofascial Release; Registered Naturopath, Certified Rolfing and Feldenkrais Teacher.

Thomas W. Findley is an MD, PhD at the Center for Healthcare Knowledge Management, VA New Jersey Healthcare System; a professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark NJ; and executive director for the Ida P Rolf Research Foundation.

Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK) is a Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; an Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow of the British Naturopathic Association; and Fellow of the College of Osteopaths, UK.

Peter Huijing, PhD, is a professor of biomechanics and physiology at the Research Instituut MOVE, Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This book is available through the Annex Business Media Bookstore. To order, call 1-877-267-3473 or e-mail .

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