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A Practical Handbook for Physical Therapists, Third Edition

Whether for sporting competition, work or generally for the maintenance of posture, everyone needs muscles that are not only strong, but also supple and in balance. Soft tissue release is a dynamic, participative and versatile massage technique, and in this book, the author outlines the techniques that she has found to be successful in her experience over the past twenty-one years. STR is not intended to exclude traditional massage techniques. Experience in massage therapy is the foundation of good practice in STR; involving movement and the active co-operation of the subject is a positive step forward for the skilled therapist.

Soft Tissue Release was originally written in 1998 as the first book on soft tissue release. It has since gone on to sell many 1000s of copies, and has been instrumental in making soft tissue release a vital tool in the therapist’s range of techniques that can be offered to clients. The book has been updated and is published in colour for the first time, including new photography and drawings to illustrate the theory and techniques involved.


Additional information

Text Full colour
ISBN 978 1 905367 37 5
Pages 168
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 275 x 212 mm
Rights sold Japanese, Simple Chinese
Illustrations 260 colour photos and images

Author biography

Mary Sanderson, B.A. Sports Studies, LSSM (Dip.) Sports Massage, Certificate in Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR) runs her own private practice in Hastings. She is a senior tutor for the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM), as well as lecturing to chiropractors and chartered physiotherapists on their CPD programmes.

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