The Living Wetsuit

Book Author Sue Adstrum
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A unique, engaging analysis on the intersections of historic, cultural, and medical knowledge, The Living Wetsuit is an essential read for anyone who has a body.
Imagine a soft and squishy wetsuit surrounding, connecting, and protecting all your bones, your organs, your nerves, your muscles …
Imagine this wetsuit alive, dynamic, infused with an energy – a spirit – that disappears when we die.
The Living Wetsuit, is a simple analogy that helps explain and demystify fascia, the main connective tissue in our body. This is the key to understanding our own bodies and health, giving us a powerful tool to improve the ways we look after, treat, and heal ourselves.
Sue Adstrum traces the fascinating history of anatomy, explaining how and why our understanding of the human body – particularly fascia – has evolved over time. She explains how fascia becomes damaged or hurt over time, and the practical solutions we can use to fix and care for our fascia.
Strange as it might seem, many health professionals, scientists, university scholars, educators, and health system administrators would also have difficulty with this task. They know what they were once taught, as were their teachers before them. The validity of their ideas about this subject is generally taken for granted, but it has rarely, if ever, been formally examined (Birke, 1999). This almost universal lack of critical attention to so important a subject ought to be a matter of serious concern – especially when there are some significant shortcomings in what we have traditionally been taught.

About the Author

Sue Adstrum has recently been invited to write the opening chapter in the definitive textbook of her field. This prestigious achievement is displayed in the second edition of Fascia: The tensional network of the human body curated by R. Schleip, C. Stecco, M. Driscoll, and P. Huijing (Eds.), and published by Elsevier in Edinburgh. Furthermore, Sue’s several scholarly articles have garnered substantial attention, with one recently accumulating nearly 10,000 reads and 250 citations, as documented by ResearchGate. These accolades stand as testimony to the far-reaching impact of her work.


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7.5 x 9.25 inch


Non Fiction

Pathophysiology, physiology, medical anatomy

Publication Date
April 2021

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A brilliantly entertaining and informative read.

Robert Schleip, PhD, Director of the Fascia Research Group, Ulm University (GER)

With diligent attention to the historical development of human anatomy, Sue Adstrum painstakingly presents an understanding of fascia and its structures and functions as an overlooked and under-researched anatomical feature

Kath Ryan, PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading (UK/NZ)

The book’s power lies in its ability to gently persuade laypeople and professionals alike of the extreme importance of this phenomenal tissue, fascia, as the ‘foundation of all of life’. A ground-breaking and important book.

Carol M Davis, DPT, EdD, MS, FAPTA, Professor Emerita, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (USA)