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Articles About Structural Integration

  • Structural Integration, an Alternative Method of Manual Therapy and Sensorimotor Education
    • Eric Jacobson, PhD corresponding author.
    • Abstract:  The objectives of this report are to review the clinical practice of Structural Integration (SI), an alternative method of soft-tissue manipulation and sensorimotor education, and to summarize the evidence to date for mechanism and clinical efficacy.
  •  Structural integration as an adjunct to outpatient rehabilitation for chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized pilot clinical trial.
    • Eric E. Jacobson,  Alec L. Meleger, Paolo Bonato, Peter M. Wayne,  Helene M. Langevin, Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Roger B. Davis
    • Abstract: Structural Integration (SI) is an alternative method of manipulation and movement education. To obtain preliminary data on feasibility, effectiveness, and adverse events (AE), 46 outpatients from Boston area with chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP) were randomized to parallel treatment groups of SI plus outpatient rehabilitation (OR) versus OR alone.

Articles About Fascia

  • What is ‘fascia’? A review of different nomenclatures
    • Robert Schleip*, Heike Jäger, Werner Klingler
    • Summary: There are many different definitions of fascia. Here the three most common nomenclatures are compared, including that of the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology (1998), the definition included in the latest British edition of Gray’s Anatomy (2008) and the newer and more comprehensive terminology suggested at the last international Fascia Research Congress (2012). This review covers which tissues are included and excluded in each of these nomenclatures. The advantages and disadvantages of each terminology system are suggested and related to different fields of application, ranging from histology, tissue repair, to muscular force transmission and proprioception. Interdisciplinary communication involving professionals of different fields is also discussed.
    • ª2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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