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Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists [With Dvdrom]

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ISBN13: 9780443102837
ISBN10: 044310283x
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Understanding the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists presents a unique 'whole systems' view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the bodywide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail for the first time. Using the metaphor of railway or train lines, Myers explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial 'webbing', contributing to postural compensation and movement stability. Written in a style that makes it easy to understand and apply, Anatomy Trains provides an accessible and comprehensive explanation of the anatomy and function of the myofascial system in the body. The DVD ROM in the back of the book contains video of techniques, Anatomy Trains-based dissections and computer animations of the myofascial meridian lines.

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floatingbones, January 28, 2009 (view all comments by floatingbones)
Anatomy Trains Rocks! This book is essential reading for body/mind professionals: Pilates, Yoga, massage therapists, PTs, etc. It's also a superb book for anyone who wants to be literate on the structure of the human body. Like many, I found that Tom's mapping of lines of tension in our muscles and ligaments makes huge intuitive sense. Anatomy drawings always seemed a bit chaotic; this method of organizing the structural muscles just clicks.

The first chapter gives a bunch of background: information about tensegrity and the fascial web. Fascia is poorly-understood by many in the industry and virtually everyone outside. Our structural network is our third pervasive/fractal network (next to our nervous and circulatory system). Understanding the basics of that can fundamentally alter your picture of our structure. Myers puts this under the fascinating umbrella of the invented term "spatial medicine".

The rest of the book maps out the various lines of tension. There's specific information for body/mind workers here, but most of it makes perfect sense to the lay person.

The book includes a DVD with a large number of videos, etc. Tensegrity is a difficult concept; it's really useful to see it from many different angles. The only thing that's missing is a tensegrity kit (although there are instructions on how to make one).

This is a renaissance book. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780443102837
Publisher:
Churchill Livingstone
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Author:
Myers, Thomas W.
Subject:
Kinesiology
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Physical Therapy
Subject:
Manipulation (therapeutics)
Subject:
Manipulation, Orthopedic.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
10.80x8.60x.80 in. 2.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Understanding the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists presents a unique 'whole systems' view of myofascial/locomotor anatomy in which the bodywide connections among the muscles within the fascial net are described in detail for the first time. Using the metaphor of railway or train lines, Myers explains how patterns of strain communicate through the myofascial 'webbing', contributing to postural compensation and movement stability. Written in a style that makes it easy to understand and apply, Anatomy Trains provides an accessible and comprehensive explanation of the anatomy and function of the myofascial system in the body. The DVD ROM in the back of the book contains video of techniques, Anatomy Trains-based dissections and computer animations of the myofascial meridian lines.
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