Get a multi-dimensional understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy with Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists & Movement Professionals, 4th Edition. This hugely successful, one-of-a-kind title continues to center on the application of anatomy trains across a variety of clinical assessment and treatment approaches - demonstrating how painful problems in one area of the body can be linked to a "silent area" away from the problem, and ultimately giving rise to new treatment strategies. This edition has been fully updated with the latest evidence-based research and includes new coverage of anatomy trains in motion using Pilates-evolved movement, anatomy trains in horses and dogs, and the updated fascial compendium on elements, properties, neurology, and origins of the fascial system. It also offers a new, larger library of videos, including animations and webinars with the author. In all, this unique exploration of the role of fascial in healthy movement and postural distortion is an essential read for physical therapists, massage therapists, craniosacral therapists, yoga instructors, osteopathologists, manual therapists, athletic and personal trainers, dance instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and any professional working in the field of movement.
Thomas Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and a variety of movement and manual therapy leaders. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies he made with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveller, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, including 10 years in London, and practices in Hamburg, Rome, Nairobi, and Sydney, as well as a dozen locales in the US. He is a founding member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI).
Author of Anatomy Trains and a set of supporting videos, and co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (Lotus, 2010), Tom has also penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinaesthetic intelligence. A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in perinatal issues.
Living on the coast of Maine, Tom and his faculty conduct professional certification and continuing education courses worldwide.
1. Laying the Railbed
2. The Rules of the Road
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
With contributions by James Earls and Karin Gurtner
11. BodyReading® - Structural Analysis
Appendix 1: Fascia and Biomechanical Regulation
Appendix 2: A Note on the Meridians of Latitude
Appendix 3: Structural Integration
Appendix 4: Myofascial Meridians and Asian Medicine
Appendix 5: Anatomy Trains in Quadrupeds - Initial investigations
By Rikke Schultz, Tove Due, and Vibeke Elbrønd
Anatomy Trains Terms