Anatomy Trains E-Book

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055638

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 7517

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 (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com), 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 (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) 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 (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) 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

Anatomy Trains

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 044310283X

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 5619

An accessible comprehensive approach to the anatomy and function of the fascial system in the body combined with a holistic.

Born to Walk

Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement

Author: James Earls

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 8953

The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits that define us as humans; yet, scientists still aren't sure why we evolved to walk as we do. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of our evolution by describing in depth the mechanisms that allow us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait--an efficiency which, he argues, is part of our natural design. This book is designed for movement therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and any bodyworker wishing to help clients by incorporating an understanding of gait and its mechanics. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. Drawing on recent research from paleoanthropology, sports science, and anatomy, Earls proposes a complete model of how the whole body cooperates in this three dimensional action. His work is based on Thomas Myers's Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, a holistic view of the human body that emphasizes fascial and myofascial connections. Earls distills the complex action of walking into a simple sequence of "essential events" or actions that are necessary to engage the myofascia and utilize its full potential in the form of elastic energy. He explains the "stretch-shortening cycle"--the mechanism that is the basis for many normal human activities--and discusses how humans take advantage of isometric contractions, viscoelastic response, and elastic recoil to minimize calorie usage. This streamlined efficiency is what enabled our first ancestors to begin to migrate not only seasonally but also permanently to new lands, thereby expanding the natural resources available to us as a species.

Soft-Tissue Manipulation

A Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Soft-Tissue Dysfunction and Reflex Activity

Author: Leon Chaitow

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892812769

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 7014

Presents a comprehensive study to the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction and reflex activity and explains newer methods and techniques used in manipulative medicine.

Anatomy Trains Posters

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

Author: Thomas W. Myers

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443102936

Category: Medical

Page: 8

View: 5886

These 8 posters illustrate the bones, muscles and joints described in the book The Anatomy Trains on the basis of "train" lines, tracks and stations. Each poster focuses on one "train" line and features full-colour illustrations, line drawings to clarify and tables summarising the tracks and stations for each line. 8 colour posters Clarifies and reinforces the teaching approach of the Anatomy Trains book Larger illustration size allows for them to be used as teaching aids in classroom or clinic Useful also for student revision Presentation in a tube for easy mailing, transport

Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Author: Noah Karrasch

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190859

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 4274

Written for bodywork and manual therapy practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as other healers who want to expand their skills, this generously illustrated book explains how and where emotions and static energy are held in the body, and how they can be released and rebalanced in therapies that challenge bodymindcore awareness

The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Author: R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D.,Rosemary Feitis, D.O.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947442

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 657

The result of more than two decades of research and practice, The Endless Web presents in clear, readable language a comprehensive guide to understanding and working effectively with the myofascial system, the 'packing material' of the body. Myofascia is a flexible network of tissue that surrounds, cushions, and supports muscles, bones, and organs. It also acts as a riverbed containing the flow of interstitial fluid, and is a critical influence on the immune and hormonal systems. In daily life, this connective tissue is an underlying determinant of movement quality, modd, alertness, and general well-being. The Endless Web is a fully illustrated guide to understanding how myofascia works, it supportive role within the body's anatomy, and how gentle manipulation of the myofascial tissue is central to lasting therapeutic intervention and how it can be integrated into any bodywork practice.

Moving the Internal Matrix

Revitalizing Fascia for Optimal Health and Well-Being

Author: Libby Outlaw

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1635050804

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 7550

There are thousands of ways society advertises to get more "in touch" with your body. What popular culture leaves out is exploring the internal flow of energy and glide in your body's bioelectric matrix.This matrix that is embedded in your fascia provides a coherent integrated information highway for the body. By gaining awareness of its pulsations of information, you can increase your ease of movement along with understanding your unique place in the greater world. Such a pure and simple awareness leads to a shift away from our emotional reactions to daily life--to a full awareness of life and our multitude of connections in the world.Author and Somatic Educator Libby Outlaw presents a groundbreaking new approach to reaching an enlightened state of self-awareness. Moving the Internal Matrix provides an easily accessible approach to body awareness through drawings, embodied explorations and current scientific research that will benefit anyone looking to improve quality of life.

Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System

Author: Carla Stecco

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702058521

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 5619

Principally based on dissections of hundreds of un-embalmed human cadavers over the past decade, Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System presents a new vision of the human fascial system using anatomical and histological photographs along with microscopic analysis and biomechanical evaluation. Prof. Carla Stecco – orthopaedic surgeon and professor of anatomy and sport activities – brings together the research of a multi-specialist team of researchers and clinicians consisting of anatomists, biomechanical engineers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and plastic surgeons. In this Atlas Prof. Stecco presents for the first time a global view of fasciae and the actual connections that describe the myofascial kinetic chains. These descriptions help to explain how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input. Prof. Stecco also highlights the continuity of the fascial planes, explaining the function of the fasciae and their connection between muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This understanding will help guide the practitioner in selecting the proper technique for a specific fascial problem with a view to enhancing manual therapy methods. Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System opens with the first chapter classifying connective tissue and explaining its composition in terms of percentages of fibres, cells and extracellular matrix. The second chapter goes on to describe the general characteristics of the superficial fascia from a macroscopic and microscopic point of view; while the third analyzes the deep fascia in the same manner. The subsequent five chapters describe the fasciae from a topographical perspective. In this part of the Atlas, common anatomical terminology is used throughout to refer to the various fasciae but it also stresses the continuity of fasciae between the different bodily regions. Over 300 unique photographs which show fascia on fresh (not embalmed) cadavers Demonstrates the composition, form and function of the fascial system Highlights the role of the deep fascia for proprioception and peripheral motor coordination Companion website – www.atlasfascial.com – with videos showing how fascia connects with ligaments

Muscle Function Testing

Author: Vladimír Janda

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483191923

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 270

View: 1647

Muscle Function Testing provides information pertinent to the muscle functions. This book evaluates the method of examination that provides information about the strength of individual muscles or muscle groups that form a functional unit. Organized into three sections encompassing four parts, this book begins with an overview of the size, extent, and progress of peripheral nerve lesions. This text then discusses the nature of the simple movement pattern seen in muscle function testing. Other chapters consider the conditions for analytical physiotherapy and determination of the work capacity of the part of the body being tested. This book discusses as well the possible errors and mistakes that might occur during testing and might decrease the validity of the assessment. The final chapter deals with the demand for a better and a more rational method to therapeutic exercise. This book is a valuable resource for physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, neurologists, and rheumatologists.

Kinesiology

The Skeletal System and Muscle Function

Author: Joseph E. Muscolino

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323399355

Category: Medical

Page: 760

View: 3384

Learn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino’s Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines how muscles function. This new edition also boasts an all-new chapter on biomechanics, more than 100 online video clips, and an interactive muscle program. If you want a thorough understanding of muscle function and how to apply that knowledge on the job, then there’s no better guide than Muscolino! Coverage of strengthening exercises and stretching emphasizes the purposes and benefits of stretching and how to perform various stretching techniques. The most up-to-date information on posture and the gait cycle features high-quality art. Comprehensive chapter on muscle action and attachments includes illustrations of all of the muscles of the human body organized by function. Clinical applications throughout the book are directly related to kinesiology concepts and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice. Complete atlas of bones, bony landmarks, and joints includes more than 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body, giving you comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books. Clear, simple explanations of kinesiology concepts cover muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system. Approximately 1,200 four-color illustrations help you visualize important concepts. A wide variety of user resources include a comprehensive glossary of terms from the book, radiographs, answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter in the book, an interactive muscle program, and videos featuring joint actions and palpation techniques. NEW! A new chapter on biomechanics helps you understand how the body moves under normal circumstances and what may impair its movement in pathology. NEW! Improved illustrations in The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body offer a vivid muscle atlas within the text. NEW! Expanded resources on Evolve companion site include a new collection of video clips and an interactive muscle program which help you identify the necessary skills for professional success.

A System of Orthopaedic Medicine - E-Book

Author: Ludwig Ombregt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052957

Category: Medical

Page: 980

View: 3735

Since its first publication, almost two decades ago, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine has proven to be a reliable resource and guide for those clinicians working in the field of orthopaedic medicine who assess and treat the effects of musculoskeletal pain. This third edition remains focused on clinical reasoning and diagnosis, with detailed guidance on palpation of the anatomical structures and the correct performance of each therapeutic technique. Following the ‘System’, the clinician first completes a systematic clinical assessment of the joints involved, and then, after interpreting the results, groups the disorders and conditions into clinical syndromes. Finally, the natural history and the conservative treatment of each condition are discussed accordingly. NEW! Building on the previous edition, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine now comes with access to online resources designed to support and enhance the learning experience of each and every clinician using the book. The new edition has been streamlined for easier access and handling by transferring all the applied anatomy chapters, references, links and other selected chapters onto the online resources. LOG ON TO www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com TO START YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ACCESS: x100 video clips of examination and treatment techniques (referenced in the book) all the references with access to the abstracts on Medline online only chapters which includes applied anatomy (referenced in the book) A logical, step-by-step approach to examination and assessment which helps identify the source of the problem more quickly and surely Fully comprehensive – the entire musculoskeletal system is addressed Summary charts and tables facilitate quick reference and easy revision Multiple illustrations supplement and further clarify the text Differential diagnosis flowcharts summarize the deductive thought sequence which should be followed for each joint examination Access to online resources which include videos of techniques and much more! – www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com

Stretch to Win-2nd Edition

Author: Frederick, Ann,Frederick, Christopher

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492515876

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 5262

This proven program used by today’s top athletes, coaches, trainers, and therapists will improve flexibility, reduce injury, and optimize performance. The new edition includes the latest research, new flexibility assessments, new stretching matrix, and dozens of the most effective stretches to personalize a program for any athlete, sport, or event.

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

The Trigger Point Manual

Author: Janet G. Travell,David G. Simons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0683083678

Category: Medical

Page: 626

View: 3308

...gives a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology

Author: Ruth A. Werner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754897

Category: Medical

Page: 711

View: 9406

Now in full color and thoroughly updated, this Third Edition is an indispensable resource for massage therapy students and practicing massage therapists. This best-selling guide presents detailed information on over 200 diseases and conditions, emphasizing how massage influences the disease and healing processes and how therapists can maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks. The new art program features enhanced line drawings and full-color photographs of skin conditions ranging from mild to severe. A new appendix on medications explains how bodywork may influence the actions of various drugs. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes a self-testing tool, animations demonstrating pathophysiology concepts, and audio pronunciations for medical terminology.

Fascia in Sport and Movement

Author: Robert Schleip

Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781909141070

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 5782

The book covers most current research and theory to underpin practice. It rrovides relevant clinical applications for sport and movement, and gives the manual therapist information on how different activities influence the body and the kind of injuries that might occur. The book upgrades the knowledge of the sport professional, yoga teacher and Pilates trainer with the necessary background to understand the injuries that might present and how to assess and refer.

Myofascial Yoga

A Movement and Yoga Therapists Guide to Asana

Author: Kirstie Bender Segarra

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484838785

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 122

View: 7022

The goal of Myofascial Yoga: A Movement and Yoga Therapists Guide to Asana is to show how teaching asana should include fascia, connective tissue, as an integrative and necessary step to bring yoga asana fully into movement therapies in the West. This approach integrates Eastern and Western techniques and is truly a unique opportunity to explore ourselves from a somatic level of awareness while moving through and changing patterns that keep us from living more freely in joy and health. Tom Myers, Author writes "In the book you hold, Kirstie Segarra has laid out clearly, concisely, and usefully how the asanas relate to the Anatomy Trains, and how to take up and teach (whether teaching yourself or others) the anatomy of asana in a way that makes sense to the body and to the person. Enjoy the ride." "Intuition and scientific knowledge are not opposed, they are simply two different ways of knowing. This book allows you to blend both ways of knowing in mutual service to each other to develop your inner and your outer knowledge of yoga in your own living body." The illustrations are in honor of Tom Myers first edition of the Anatomy Trains and done in a more artistic format. Any anatomy connoisseur would relate to this choice of medium. The book does include the digital forms of the myofascial meridians for more concise detail. I recommend you look at the preview before purchasing. This book was initially designed to be used a textbook for the UNM-Taos Yoga Teacher Training Program as a guide to some of the pitfalls of teaching yoga asana. This book is not intended to teach someone how to teach asana through cueing. It is best to use this as a support to teaching or practicing yoga and as an introduction to learning the myofascial meridians.

Movement

Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies

Author: Gray Cook

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367337

Category: Human beings

Page: 416

View: 6538

Movement is a vivid discovery, a fundamental and explicit teaching in which the return to basics takes on a whole new meaning. In it, author Gray Cook crosses the lines between rehabilitation, conditioning and fitness, providing a clear model and a common language under which fitness and rehabilitation professionals can work together.

The Five Primary Kinetic Chains

Author: Joseph Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999026816

Category:

Page: 24

View: 5634

The 5 Primary Kinetic Chains Desktop Edition is a superb visual reference book for manual therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, movement specialists and their clients alike. The Desktop Edition is a spiral-bound beautifully illustrated 8×10 compact portable anatomy book. All 24-pages are heavy laminate and incorporate images and charts that identify joint actions, subsystems, prime movers, and synergists. Vibrant colors bring clarity to how the structure integrates movement and how The Five Primary Kinetic Chains provide a template for locomotion.