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- Publisher: Lotus Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 12mm | 600g
- Publication date: 31 July 2008
- Publication City/Country: Chichester
- ISBN 10: 1905367112
- ISBN 13: 9781905367115
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: full colour, 150 colour, 120 black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 6,001
Containing over thirty new muscles, this exciting 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, the movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. "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, or any other health-related field, "The Concise Book of Muscles" is equally useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body.
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Amanda Williams (Illustrator) graduated from Middlesex University with a first-class honours degree in Graphic Design (Scientific Illustration). Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator for various publishers, including Harcourt Brace, Elsevier Science, and The Royal College of Surgeons. Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and has taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Acupressure for Common Ailments and The Concise Book of the Moving Body. The founder of the European Shiatsu School, Jarmey currently runs a bodywork therapy practice in Marlborough, UK.
"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"