Mobilizing the Myofascial System


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SECTION 1 Understanding fascia

Chapter 1 Understanding fascia

Chapter 2 A brief summary of Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains fascial lines and clinical implications

Chapter 3 Assessment of fascial dysfunction

Chapter 4 Principles of treatment with Mobilization of the Myofascial System

SECTION 2 MMS techniques for fascia

Chapter 5 The cervical spine

Chapter 6 The craniofacial region (cranium, temporomandibular joint)

Chapter 7 Dural mobility

Chapter 8 The thorax

Chapter 9 The lumbar/pelvic region

Chapter 10 The pelvic floor

Chapter 11 The lower extremity

Chapter 12 The shoulder girdle

Chapter 13 The upper extremity

SECTION 3 Optimizing treatment

Chapter 14 Movement and fascia

Chapter 15 Optimizing therapeutic outcomes



About the Author

Doreen Killens is an orthopaedic musculoskeletal physiotherapist (FCAMT) with 40 years of clinical experience. For 25 years she was an instructor for the Canadian Orthopaedic Manipulative Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, teaching manual therapy courses across Canada. In addition, she was an Examiner and former Chief Examiner for the same association. She is presently in private practice in Montreal and has a particular interest in the field of headaches and myofascial dysfunction. She is the developer of a physiotherapy approach to treatment of the myofascial body called Mobilization of the Myofascial System (MMS) (Upper Quadrant, Lower Quadrant and Advanced Integration). In addition, she teaches a two-level course system entitled Manual Therapy for the Cranium, courses she teaches across Canada and Europe, both in English and in French.

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