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Anatomy Trains : Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists - Thomas W. Myers

Anatomy Trains

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

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Published: 13th December 2013
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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, 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.



  • 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 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 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

As we seek solutions to the frequently complex biomechanical puzzles posed by those who consult us, Tom Myers' insight into the fascial networks of the body can often point to practical therapeutic options. The Anatomy Trains metaphor is a revelation; a way of seeing the body's interconnectedness more clearly, offering new physiological and anatomical perspectives, and therefore different clinical choices. Quite simply the content of this book is revolutionary.? Leon Chaitow ND DO, Honorary Fellow, University of Westminster, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies? Any body of work that demonstrates the interconnectedness of the body and fosters appreciation of the whole over the sum of available parts is a must in today's health and fitness market. Anatomy Trains champions a wider scope of the body and its movement systems. Gray Cook MSPT, OSPT, CSCS, Developer of the Functional Movement Screen Tom Myers' masterful second edition of Anatomy Trains incorporates the most recent scientific concepts into a framework for understanding and practicing deep tissue work. Readers will gain insight into both basic and clinical research issues, how the science could influence clinical practice, and vice versa. Completely redone illustrations show anatomy from the cellular to the whole body level, describing both structure and function. Clinicians, researchers and educators alike will find this an invaluable text, which leads to new insights on each reading. Thomas Findley MD PhD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Editor-in Chief, International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education and Practice Using Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains concepts and techniques in my chiropractic practice has improved my ability to see the source of my patient's problem and more efficiently target the soft tissue structures involved. As a result, injuries resolve more quickly,

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

ISBN: 9780702046544
ISBN-10: 070204654X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 13th December 2013
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 22.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.953