Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

ISBN-13: 9780702046544

ISBN-10: 070204654X

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Edition: 3

Publication date:
2014
Publisher:
Churchill Livingstone
Format:
Paperback 332 pages
Category:
Medical, Anatomy
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Acknowledged author Thomas W. Myers wrote Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists comprising 332 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 070204654X and 9780702046544. Since then Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists textbook received total rating of 4.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $23.33 or rent at the marketplace.


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The new edition of this hugely successful book continues to present a unique understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide. Fully updated throughout and now with accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com), Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, craniosacral therapists, yoga teachers, osteopaths, manual therapists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, dance and movement teachers, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

"There is a clinical relevance to this book that could change the thinking of most physiotherapists and encourage a more "whole body" approach to therapy." Reviewed by: Sam Blanchard, Head of Academy Physiotherapy, Brighton & Hove Albion Football club. Date: Aug 2014

  • Provides a revolutionary approach to the study of human anatomy which has been shown to improve the outcomes of physical therapies traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describes a theory which is applicable to all common types of movement, posture analysis and physical treatment modalities
  • Layout designed to allow the reader to gather the concept quickly or gain a more detailed understanding of any given area according to need
  • Design icons direct readers to their own specialist areas of interest, e.g. manual therapy, movement therapy, visual assessment, kinaesthetic education or supplementary video material
  • Appendices discuss the relevance of the Anatomy Trains concept to the work of Dr Louis Schultz (Meridians of Latitude), Ada Rolf (Structural Integration) and the practice of Oriental Medicine
  • Accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) presents multi-media exploration of the concepts described in the book - film clips from Kinesis DVDs, computer graphic representations of the Anatomy Trains, supplementary dissection photographs and video clips, webinars, and some extra client photos for visual assessment practice
  • Text updated in relation to the most up-to-date research originally published at the International Fascia Research Congress, Vancouver, 2012
  • Includes the latest evidence for the scientific basis of common clinical findings, including preliminary evidence from human fascial dissections
  • Explores the role of fascia as our largest sensory organ
  • Contains updates arising out of continual teaching and practice - for example, the role of the fascia and its interconnectivity in the generation of pain and/or force transmission
  • New chapter discusses the role of Anatomy Trains theory in the analysis of gait
  • Video clips on an associated website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) present examples of the concepts explored in the book
  • Podcasts on the website explore the therapeutic techniques involved
  • Website addresses and references fully updated throughout