Fascia – what it is and why it matters
This book serves as a primer for professionals, such as doctors, physical therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists, and fitness professionals, to give them a good grasp of what fascia is and what it does in the body.
It gives the reader an understanding of fascia as a tissue, its role in the various systems of the body and its clinical significance. By the end of the book the reader will have a solid working knowledge of fascia. This book is complete unto itself, but also serve as a springboard to deeper explorations should the reader choose to do so.
The book has a strong storyline, with each chapter logically connecting to the next, rather like fascia itself! It is informative and satisfying to read.
About the Author
David Lesondak is an allied health member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he maintains a clinical practice in structural integration, visceral manipulation, and other fascial modalities at UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine. He has been a clinical bodyworker/structural integrator for over 25 years. Certified in Kinesis Myofascial Therapy by Thomas Myers, he is also a Board Certified Structural Integrator, Fascial Fitness Trainer, Visceral Manipulator via the Barral Institute and also certified by Ann and Chris Frederick as a Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level One.
Since 2010, he has video-taped and edited 88 individual scientific presentations resulting in 55 hours of finished lectures from the most forward-thinking researchers in the field of fascia. In all cases he had to access the presenters slides and data and formed good working relationships with the presenters. These projects fostered ongoing partnerships with both the Fascia Research Department at Ulm University and the International Fascia Research Congress..
Prior to this, he conceived, edited, and produced Anatomy Trains Revealed, a 3-DVD companion to the best-selling book. These DVDs present the Anatomy Trains system through investigations and explorations in various cadaver labs over a 5-year period. He is a busy lecturer on the topic of fascia and fascia-based therapies and have presented internationally to such groups as Fascia Research Group at Ulm University; Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine; Natural Health Practitioners of Canada; and Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education (IMPriME).
David was a Kinesis faculty member from 2003—2008, teaching dozens of hands-on/theoretical workshops in the US, Canada, and UK from 2007 – 2015. He also runs the blog www.fascialconnections.com