Book Review: Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance, The Janda Approach
Phil Page, Clare C. Frank, Robert Landa

This book brings together a combination of postural techniques, neurology and functional capabilities to improve chronic musculoskeletal pain and promote greater functionality. Developed by Vladimir Janda, a renowned physiotherapist and neurologist, the Janda approach presents a unique perspective to rehabilitation. There is an emphasis on the importance of the sensorimotor system in controlling movement in chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This book is the only one I have found that offers practical evidence based applications to Janda’s theories.

His theories on assessment have been a clarifying process for me, and resulted in a truly profound breakthrough in helping one of my patients out of their chronic dysfunction.

I also found his theories on Muscle Slings and their Anatomical Keystone relationships most informative, in association with assessment procedure, they often have promoted new thoughts and perspective on chronic conditions.

New Workshop

We are hosting an additional workshop covering “Hendrickson Method – Lumbar Spine” which will be on 3rd and 4th of November at the Britannia Hotel, Bramhope. Full course details will be on the site within the next couple of days.

What can bodywork do for you?

Hands-on therapy is not just about relaxation – it can boost energy and give you a new lease of life.
There is a great deal of choice when looking for a Bodywork practitioner. If you’ve got back pain, shoulder tension, headaches, arthritis or other general aches and pains, you have to take a good look around and ask the question: “What feels right for me? “

The Hendrickson Method

Over many years’ practice Tom developed what he called ‘interfascicular torsion’ to describe the tiny adhesions and twists he could feel with his hands, and developed techniques to ‘unwind’ these segments.