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Did you ever have a lingering, nagging pain and wish you just knew how to treat it yourself? "Myofascial Stretching" is your solution! Imagine going to your bookshelf, pulling out this book, checking the table of contents for the area of the body your pain is in, and following the simple instructions for the type of stretching you need to do to address your particular issue. The book is loaded with helpful pictures that fully illustrate the easy instructions. - Linda W., Chicago, IL
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Table of Contents from the Myofascial Stretching Book


Disclaimer                                                                                                                              ii

Dedication                                                                                                                             iii

Acknowledgments                                                                                                                 iv

Foreword                                                                                                                                v

Jill’s Story                                                                                                                              vi

Brenda’s Story                                                                                                                      vii

Indications                                                                                                                           viii

Contraindications                                                                                                                  ix

Extremely Important                                                                                                      x & 11

 

 

Introduction                                                                                                                           2

                                                                                                                                              

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)                                                                                   3

           What Is Fascia and Why Is It Important?                                                                   3

           What Is a Fascial Restriction and How Does it Occur?                                              3

           What Is Myofascial Release?                                                                                       3

           How Does Myofascial Stretching Differ From Traditional Stretching?                      3

           What Does a Release Feel Like?                                                                                  4

           Can I Hurt Myself With Myofascial Stretching?                                                          4

 

Instructions                                                                                                                            6

           Getting Ready                                                                                                              6

           Deciding Where to Begin                                                                                             6

           Continuing On                                                                                                             6

           Planning Your Session                                                                                                 7

           Tools                                                                                                                            7

           How to Use the Inflatable Balls                                                                                  8

           How to Do Myofascial Stretching With Active Elongation                                         8

           And Finally . . .                                                                                                            9

           References                                                                                                                    9

 

 

Myofascial Stretching Guide                                                                                               10

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Section   1 - Neck & Jaw                                                                                                     12

Section   2 - Shoulder                                                                                                           15

Section   3 - Upper Extremity (arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand)                                      22

Section   4 - Lateral Trunk                                                                                                   26

Section   5 - Spine                                                                                                                 27

Section   6 - Upper & Mid Back                                                                                          28

Section   7 - Low Back                                                                                                         30

Section   8 - Abdomen & Front of Hip                                                                                 32

Section   9 - Hips & Buttocks                                                                                              36

Section 10 - Upper Leg                                                                                                        38

Section 11 - Lower Leg                                                                                                        42

Section 12 - Multiple Release Techniques                                                                         47

 

 

 
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