The Concise Book of Muscles / Edition 2

Overview

With the addition of over thirty more muscles, this new edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the six major muscle groups. Fully illustrated and easy to use, this compact reference guide provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply, plus stretching and strengthening exercises. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. While designed for the student and early practitioner of anatomy, massage/bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, yoga, pilates, or any other health-related field, The Concise Book of Muscles is also useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“An easy-to-use reference book...it will help the student and practitioner to not only learn the anatomy, but to understand and apply the information. An excellent addition to the library of anyone studying the human body.”—James Earls, B.A. (Hons.), Structural Integration and Massage Practitioner, Ultimate Massage Solutions“One of the best anatomy textbooks ever published in its clarity and ease-of-use.”—Connections, magazine for bodyworkers and therapists“The information and method of presentation in this book for the therapist is unrivalled in its usefulness as a learning tool.”—Russell Humpage, Master Medica, Physical Therapy Book Specialists
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2581556437192
  • Manufacturer: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.40 (d)
  • These items ship to U.S. address only. No APO/FPO.

Meet the Author

Chris Jarmey, MCSP, DS, MRSS, has taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. Also the author of Acupressure for Common Ailments, Concise Book of the Moving Body, and many other books, he runs a bodywork therapy practice in Marlborough, United Kingdom, where he lives.
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Table of Contents

1 The moving body 7

2 Muscles of the face, head and neck 33

3 Muscles of the trunk 57

4 Muscles of the shoulder and upper arm 81

5 Muscles of the forearm and hand 117

6 Muscles of the hip and thigh 143

7 Muscles of the leg and foot 169

Resources 190

General index 191

Index of muscles 192

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2005

    Great book

    I am currently studying to be a Personal Trainer. I needed a good anatomy book. What I didn't need was a medical book. This book fit the bill. Besides showing all the muscles broken down by muscle area, leg & foot, hip & thigh, forearm & hand, etc, each muscle is shown and described seperatly. The book shows the origin and insertion of each muscle. It also shows the action, basic functional movement,and the sport that utilises each muscle. It also shows strengthening exercises and self stretches for each muscle. The color diagrams are also very clear and consise. I would highly recommend this book for anyone needing an easy to use reference book on anatomy.

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