Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists (Paperback)

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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 (, 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 ( 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 ( 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: 9780702046544
ISBN-10: 070204654X
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: February 11th, 2014
Pages: 332
Language: English