Anatomy Trains PDF 3rd Edition

Anatomy Trains PDF

Download Anatomy Trains PDF: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists – From Anatomy Trains PDF 3rd Edition: 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. Buy from Amazon

Anatomy Trains PDF

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

Features: Anatomy Trains PDF

  • 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 – Anatomy Trains PDF
  • 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 – Anatomy Trains PDF
  • 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 – Anatomy Trains PDF


Since initial publication in 2001, the reach and application of the ideas in this book have far outstripped this author’s expectations. We and our staff have been invited to present these ideas and their application on every continent save Antarctica to a wide variety of professionals, including orthopedists, physiatrists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, psychologists, athletic and personal trainers, performance coaches, yoga teachers, martial artists, massage therapists, dancers, and somatic educators of all stripes. Anatomy Trains PDF

The book is now available in 12 languages. A simple Google® search of Anatomy Trains now yields nearly 6,000,000 hits, as therapists and educators find useful applications far beyond our original conception. This third edition includes many small updates and corrections that arose out of our continuing teaching and practice, as well as preliminary evidence from fascial dissections. We have been able to include some recent discoveries made in the fascial and myofascial world since the second edition (much of it summarized in Fascia, the Tensional Network of the Human Body, 2012, Schleip R, Findley T, Chaitow L, Huijing P; Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone), as well as to fill in areas where our initial ignorance of the wider world has been rectified.Anatomy Trains PDF

This edition benefits from updated artwork by Graeme Chambers, Debbie Maizels and Philip Wilson. New client assessment photos have been produced by Michael Frenchman/Videograf and Pedro Guimaraes/Pamedia Design. The book is designed to allow rapid comprehension of the relevant concepts for a casual reader, or a detailed analysis for the curious.

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About the Author

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). Anatomy Trains PDF

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.

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