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‘Fascia in Sport and Movement is the best source to date on the practical applications of fascia science to athletics and movement disciplines. It is essential reading for coaches, athletes, trainers, movement teachers, manual therapists, as well as anyone else interested in how fascial understanding can improve performance, expression, and movement freedom.’ Til Luchau, Director of and author of Advanced Myofascial Techniques

Edited by Robert Schleip and Jan Wilke, Fascia in Sport and Movement, Second Edition is a unique publication, whose strength lies in the breadth of its coverage, the expertise of its authorship and the currency of its research and practice base.

  • It is a multi-author book with contributions from 51 leading teachers and practitioners across the entire spectrum of bodywork and movement professions.
  • It provides the most up-to-date information to support success in teaching, training, coaching, strengthening, tackling injury, reducing pain, and improving mobility.
  • It explains and demonstrates how an understanding of the structure and function of fascia can inform and improve clinical practice.
  • It provides knowledge and understanding to enable better expert management of soft tissue injuries
  • It explores how different activities influence the body’s soft tissue matrix, and investigates the types of injuries which may occur
  • It is a truly essential resource for all bodywork professionals – sports coaches, fitness trainers, yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, dance teachers and manual therapists.
  • New content for the second edition!

    • The new edition boasts over 600 pages, nearly 400 color illustrations, and comprehensively updated coverage of the latest scientific and practical knowledge incorporated into each chapter. There are also 21 new chapters on a variety of subjects, including the influence of sex hormones on fascial connective tissue; nutrition; fluid dynamics; biotensegrity; hypo-and hypermobility; injury prevention; oncology and more!
    • The section on clinical applications is now expanded by new chapters on eccentric training, foam rolling, walking, throwing, footwear, fascial strength training, mental imagery and more.
    • Exciting new answers to clinical questions and problems and a multitude of reliable and novel information
    • New inspiring questions, careful hypothetical speculations, as well as valuable clinical observations
    • A completely new section (See Section 2) on assessment methods and including new chapter contributions on joint mobility examination, ultrasound imaging techniques and mechanical assessment

Additional information

Format Paperback, eBook
ISBN 978-1-912085-77-4
Edition No 2
Pages 636
Illustrations 356 color drawings and photographs
Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 26 March 2021

Author biography

Robert Schleip MA PhD directs the Fascia Research Project at Ulm University, Germany and is Research Director of the European Rolfing Association. He is a certified Rolfing Instructor and Feldenkrais teacher. He is author and co-editor of several books and has written numerous research articles. For his laboratory research work on active contractile properties in fascial tissues he was awarded the Vladimir Janda Award for Musculoskeletal Medicine. He was the co-initiator and organizer of the inaugural Fascia Research Congress (Boston, 2007) as well as all subsequent congresses.

Jan Wilke leads the “Fascia in Motion” research group at Frankfurt University, Germany. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has been invited as a Visiting Fellow by Amsterdam University (the Netherlands) and Liverpool University (the UK). His chapter on Myofascial Chains, published in Gray’s Anatomy, represents one of the first anatomical atlas contributions explicitly focusing on fascia and movement. In addition to his academic tasks, Wilke is a conditioning coach and has worked with high-level athletes, including the former world No. 1 tennis player, Angelique Kerber.

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