Anatomy Trains - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Anatomy Trains - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition


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

  • Introduces a fresh approach to the study of human musculoskeletal structure and function

  • Provides a holistic view of anatomy which has been shown to improve the outcomes of physical therapies traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders

  • Layout designed to allow the reader to gather the concept quickly or gain a more detailed understanding of any given area according to need

  • Colour coded sections allow for easy identification of subject areas

  • 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

  • Applies the Anatomy Trains concept to common types of movement and analysis of posture

  • Describes a theory which is applicable to all physical treatment modalities

  • 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 DVD presents multi-media exploration of the concepts described in the book
  • 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

CONTENTS Introduction: laying the railbed 1 Fascia and biomechanical regulation  2 The rules of the game 3 The Superficial Back Line 4 The Superficial Front Line 5 The Lateral Line 6 The Spiral Line 7 The Arm Lines 8 The Functional Lines 9 The Deep Front Line 10 Anatomy Trains in training 11 Structural analysis Appendix 1 A note on the meridians of latitude: the work of Dr Louis Schultz Appendix 2 Structural integration Appendix 3 Myofascial meridians and oriental medicine Anatomy Trains terms Bibliography

Thomas W. Myers, LMT, NCTMB, ARP, Thomas W. Myers, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB), Certified Rolfer® (ARP), Practitioner and Lecturer, Director, Kinesis Incorporated Maine, USA