Anatomy Trains : Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists Paperback
The latest edition of this highly successful volume presents 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.ï¿½ Fully updated with the latest scientific research, the book presents a unique 'whole systems' view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the body-wide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail.
Using the metaphor of railway or train lines, the book explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial 'webbing', contributing to movement stability and postural compensation.ï¿½ Written in the clear and accessible style that characterised the success of previous editions, the book guides the reader in the effective application of the Anatomy Trains theory via the use of abundant diagrams, photographs and educational film sequences on an associated website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com).ï¿½ Anatomy Trains: Myofascialï¿½ 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,ï¿½ yoga teachers, osteopaths, manual therapists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, dance and movement teachers, chiropractors andï¿½ acupuncturists. ""Anatomy Trains" is certainly not devoid of personality.
It is this personality combined with a non-scientific writing style, yet supported clearly with scientific references, that makes or breaks the book as a reader.
If approached with an open mind then there is a clear working theory that flows throughout the text and even now in its 3rd edition, the book appears novel and rogue. [...] 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." Sam Blanchard, Head of Academy Physiotherapy, Brighton & Hove Albion Football club.
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 disordersï¿½ 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 Medicineï¿½ 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, includingï¿½ 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 ï¿½ New chapter discusses the role of Anatomy Trains theory in the analysis of gaitï¿½ Video clips on an associated website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) present examples of the concepts explored in the bookï¿½ Podcasts on the website explore the therapeutic techniques involved Website addresses and references fully updated throughout
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 332 pages, Approx. 562 illustrations (506 in full color)
- Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication Date: 13/12/2013
- Category: Anatomy
- ISBN: 9780702046544