Book cover: Fascia in the Osteopathic Field

Fascia in the Osteopathic Field


Torsten LIEM, Paolo TOZZI, Anthony CHILA

The book aims:

  • To enable osteopaths – and other manual practitioners/bodyworkers – to understand the importance of fascia and its relevance to their work…..
  • By providing a comprehensive textbook covering history, nature and properties [function] of fascia…
  • And covering all aspects of osteopathic management of disorders that relate to/are mediated by the fascia…..
  • Using contributions from leading authorities bearing in mind so far as possible the needs and interests of osteopaths.

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Table of Contents


Introduction Torsten Liem


  1. Objective: palpatory literacy Anthony G. Chila
  2. Fascial concepts in osteopathic history Jane E. Stark
  3. Nomenclature of fascia Werner Klingler, Julia Bierbaum, Robert Schleip
  4. The embryology of fascia: providing the capacity for movement and integrity Darrell J. R. Evans
  5. Histology of fascia Frans van den Berg


Introduction Torsten Liem


  1. Physiology of fascia Frans van den Berg
  2. Fascia as a sensory organ Robert Schleip
  3. The role of fascia in immunity and inflammation Lisa M. Hodge
  4. Pathophysiology of fascia Frans van den Berg
  5. The fascia as the organ of innerness: a holistic approach based upon a phenomenological embryology and morphology Jaap C. van der Wal
  6. Fascial mechanics: the physics of anatomy and function Serge Gracovetsky
  7. Tensegrity in the context of the myofascial network: its relevance to osteopathic practice David J. Hohenschurz-Schmidt
  8. The myofascial system and force transmission in the fascia Peter A. Huijing
  9. The ligamentous-myofascial system Michael J. Decker, Bradley S. Davidson


Introduction Paolo Tozzi


  1. General anatomy of fascia Jean-Claude Guimberteau
  2. The superficial fascia Antonio Stecco, Carla Stecco, Luigi Stecco
  3. Fascial anatomy of the trunk Peter J. Brechtenbreiter
  4. Fascial anatomy of the limbs Andrezj Pilat
  5. Fascial anatomy of the viscera Andrea Pasini, Antonio Stecco, Carla Stecco
  6. The diaphragm Michel Puylaert
  7. Anatomy of the dura mater Torsten Liem
  8. The fascia of the peripheral nervous system Michael Hamm


Introduction Anthony Chila, Paolo Tozzi

4.1 Therapeutic considerations


  1. The abilities of fascia Rüdiger C. Goldenstein, Patrick Van Den Heede
  2. Fascia and posture: from the biomechanical model to the neuromyofascial postural model Paolo Zavarella, Maurizio Zanardi, Christian Lunghi
  3. Fascia as a sensory organ: clinical applications Robert Schleip
  4. Touch related to fascia Maurice César
  5. Myofascial trigger points, sensitization, and chronic pain: evaluation and treatment Jay P. Shah, Nikki Thakker
  6. Nociception and pain of fascia Wilfrid Jänig, Winfried L. Neuhuber
  7. Mechanisms of fascial dysfunction and treatment Paolo Tozzi
  8. Ultrasound imaging of fascia and its clinical implications David Bongiorno
  9. Myofascial meridians in practice Thomas W. Myers
  10. The contractile field and fascia Phillip Beach
  11. The innervation of fascial tissues: focus on thin-caliber afferents and sympathetic efferents Winfried L. Neuhuber, Wilfrid Jänig

4.2 Manual techniques


  1. Myofascial release Carol J. Manheim
  2. The fascial distortion model originated by Stephen P. Typaldos George Harrer
  3. Practical application of the Still technique Christian Fossum
  4. Soft tissue work Laurie S. Hartmann
  5. Vibratory technique on fascial tissue Fabio Schröter
  6. The bioenergetic model of fascia as related to trauma Judith A. O’Connell
  7. Fascial unwinding technique Paolo Tozzi
  8. Myofascial induction therapy (MIT) Andrzej Pilat
  9. Strain and counterstrain in relation to fascia John C. Glover, William H. Devine
  10. Long leverage: a ‘new’ therapeutical approach to fascia Toscano-Jimenez, Cristina Gioja
  11. Balanced ligamentous tension technique (BLT) Paolo Tozzi, Cristian Ciranna-Raab
  12. Fascial manipulation® and the biomechanical model of the human fascial system Julie A. Day, Carla Stecco, Antonio Stecco
  13. Clinical integration of fascial approaches Christian Fossum
  14. Lympho-fascia release and viscerolymphatic approach to fascia Bruno Chikly
  15. Fascial treatment of the vascular system Ralf Vogt
  16. Skin – the key element in palpation of fascia: from an osteosophical conceptualization to research Jean-Marie A. T. Beuckels
  17. Jarricot’s dermalgia applied to fascia Michel Puylaert
  18. Understanding and approach to treatment of scars and adhesions Susan L. Chapelle
  19. Fascial taping Kenzo Kase
  20. Osteopathic treatment of the dura Torsten Liem
  21. The plexuses Serge Paoletti
  22. Techniques for body cavities Torsten Liem, Rüdiger C. Goldenstein, Patrick Van Den Heede

Zusätzliche Information

Größe 24.6 × 18.9 cm

Torsten LIEM, Paolo TOZZI, Anthony CHILA


Handspring Publishing










About 230 line illustrations and photographs.


13 March 2017