Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains : Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

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This title offers an accessible and comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic overview of myofascial therapy. Many different therapists now use myofascial techniques to influence postural change and pain relief. This book demonstrates exactly how the muscles connect within the connect tissue to affect posture, compensatory strain and pain patterns. The aim is to present scientifically sound and often complicated material in a way which can be easily learned, understood, and applied by those who do not necessarily have a scientific background. "Anatomy Trains" is written and presented in a style that allows this new information on the myofascial system to be easily absorbed by a wide range of readers: from the student, athlete, or client to the most experienced therapist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 216 x 267 x 19mm | 740g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • 140 ills.
  • 0443063516
  • 9780443063510
  • 394,084

Table of contents

Introduction: Laying the railbed 1. The world according to fascia 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 motion 11. Structural Analysis Appendix 1. A note on the meridians of latitude: the work of Dr Louis Schultz Appendix 2. Principles of treatment Glossary Bibliography
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"A significant contribution to the literature" Lisa Mertz, Massage Therapy, July 2002
shall have our hands full mining the insights presented in this significant contribution to the advancement of our field" Jack Baker, International Professional School of Bodywork, Massage, July 2002
important contribution in it s field"Caduceus Issue 55
is Myers s theory of the anatomy trains that makes this book important... This book is so good that it deserves to sell out it s first edition ." Stephen Pare, Journal of Structural Integration, June 2002
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About Thomas W. Myers

Thomas W. Myers is a massage therapist and Rolfer. He has served on the Rolf Institute Board of Directors and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic massage and Bodywork. He has lectured widely in the USA and runs frequent workshops around that country. He also lectures in the UK and Europe and his book has recently been translated in German by U F. He publishes regularly articles in Massage Magazine (USA publication for massage therapists) as well as in JBMT. Through his articles in these journals he is know becoming better known internationally. He is regarded very highly by his peers.
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