Sunday, February 13, 2011

On the Shoulders of Giants!

Spent the weekend with Dr.'s Antonio Stecco & Warren Hammer studying the myofascial system.  The Steccos take a more global, integrated approach to treating the fasica system than I have been exposed to in the past. I'll be hooking up with them again next month after I spend some time on the application side of it with my athletes.  The Steccos are the only fascial practitioners who do their own research, and aren't afraid to stick their neck out in the professional journals.  His father Luigi and his sister Carla's many works can be found in a Medline search.  Carla has the first anatomical book on the myofascial system (not illustrations) due out this fall.

Every ATC should have a copy of Dr. Hammer's text, "Functional Soft-Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods, Third Edition".  Very detailed, and well illustrated.  It is expensive ($155), but it's the low budget, high tech stuff that works:

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