Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists / Edition 3

Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists / Edition 3

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by Thomas W. Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 070204654X

ISBN-13: 9780702046544

Pub. Date: 02/25/2014

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702046544
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
39,262
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of 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

Appendix 2 Structural integration

Appendix 3 Myofascial meridians and Asian medicine

Anatomy terms

Bibliography

Index

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The Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Breaking Down the Mechanics of Movement Fascia (connective tissue in our bodies) has played a significant role in the way we move. Thomas W. Myers explores human movement and fascia in relation to health professionals, dancers, and athletes in Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manuael and Movement Therapists. He explores "our largest sensory organ" in a way that laymen will understand clearly. Readers of Myers' text have described it as "revolutionary" in its approach to physical therapy. It certainly isn't the first time these ideas have been put to print, but its certainly good information to propagate. My interest in the topic led me to Human Movement Potential: Its Ideokinetic Facilitation, which was first published in 1974 by Lulu Sweigard who was an authority on posture and movement. Myers' modern book has an easy-to-read layout that gathers all the general ideas and explains them simply. Illustrations are also helpful in demonstrating the breakdown of human anatomy to the cellular level. Topics like gait and fitness are connected in more ways than one. It is Myers' hope that health practitioners and athletes will apply the techniques and treatments in this book as they reconsider the concept of movement defined as a "straight line." Ultimately, Myers breaks down the traditional notions of what makes a body, in order to inspire new generations who will think about body movement strategies for a better future. This book will fit well on any one's shelf related to movement. This includes massage therapists, yoga instructors, osteopaths, and even those who train in athletics and dancing.
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Lectora22 More than 1 year ago
-Great illustrations -In depth information regarding anatomy -Very clear book -This book is a must have for professionals that work with the body.
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