Oklahoma City, OK, December 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A cookie-cutter model may work well for baking, but the one-size-fits-all technique falls short when it comes to comprehending human function and dysfunction. A cutting-edge book by Erik Dalton, manual therapy pioneer and practitioner for in excess of thirty years explores client assessment and treatment from an impressive array of angles.
Dynamic Body: Exploring Form, Expanding Function contains chapters from sixteen of the biggest names in physical therapy, structural integration, osteopathy, chiropractic and functional movement training, as well as manual therapy research and education.
The contributing authors consist of not just Erik Dalton, but also Judith Aston, Serge Gracovetsky, Gil Hedley, Jerry Hesch, Kai Hodeck, Robert Irvin, Craig Liebenson, Til Luchau, Aaron Mattes, Divo Müller, Thomas Myers, Aline Newton, Art Riggs, Robert Schleip, James Waslaski and Adjo Zorn.
“We are privileged to have the innovative work of so many renowned practitioners within one book,” says Erik Dalton, the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques,® director of the Freedom From Pain Institute® and a Certified Advanced Rolfer.® “This is one of the few books to present a global model for combining past, present and future therapeutic approaches across multiple disciplines.”
With Dynamic Body, Dr. Dalton is confident that clinicians will be encouraged to consider a more holistic approach to rehabilitation, one that incorporates knowledge from a broad spectrum of sources.
“Humans are not just simple machines, and choosing a single approach to assessment and treatment can hinder our ability to best meet each client’s needs,” Dalton says. “What we must keep in mind is that the torso, pelvis, legs, and arms don’t act alone, but always in harmony with the rest of the body.”
Inside Dynamic Body, readers will discover each author’s distinct perspective on structure and functional movement, together with intriguing insights on topics ranging from pain and sacral torsion to fascia and self-care.
Dynamic Body: Exploring Form, Expanding Function is available for purchase online at www.erikdalton.com