Get a multi-dimensional understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy with Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for
Manual Therapists and 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 new fourth 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.
This new edition also features an enhanced eBook format included with purchase as well as new photos and images
throughout both text versions. 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.
A revolutionary approach to the study of human anatomy provides a holistic map of myoanatomy to help improve the
outcomes of physical therapies that are traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Relevant theory descriptions are applied to all common types of movement, posture analysis, and physical treatment
Intuitive content organization has been designed to help you reference a concept quickly or gain a more detailed
understanding of any given area according to your need.
Section on myofascial force transmission in gait dynamics is written by guest author James Earls.
Robust appendices discuss the relevance of the Anatomy Trains concept to the work of Dr Louis Schultz (Meridians of
Latitude), Ida Rolf (Structural Integration) and correspondences with acupuncture meridians.
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