Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Therapists
By Thomas Myers (10 Dec 2008)
Myofascial Meridians for Manual & Movement Therapists
The latest edition of this highly successful volume presents 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 with the latest scientific research, the book presents a unique ‘whole systems’ view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the body-wide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail. Using the metaphor of railway or train lines, the book explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial ‘webbing’, contributing to movement stability and postural compensation.
Written in the clear and accessible style that characterised the success of previous editions, the book guides the reader in the effective application of the Anatomy Trains theory via the use of abundant diagrams, photographs and educational film sequences on an associated 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
NEW TO THIS EDITION
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