Reference Guides - Anatomy

Bowen Unravelled

A Journey into the Fascial Understanding of the Bowen Technique

Written by Julian Baker
Price: $29.95
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For Bowen technique therapists and any bodywork practitioners interested in using a gentle, nonintrusive pain-relief therapy, this book draws on myofascia and connective tissue dissection to explain how the Bowen technique initiates a body-wide signaling mechanism to start the process of healing and restore normal function.

With more than 100 full-color images...

The Vital Psoas Muscle

Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being

Written by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Price: $19.95
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Located deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine, the psoas major (usually just referred to as the psoas) is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well being. The psoas is the only muscle in the human organism that connects the upper body to the lower body, and...

Out in the Open, Revised Edition

The Complete Male Pelvis

Written by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D., Foreword by Marcelo Coutinho
Price: $16.95
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Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis offers a frank exploration of the male pelvic region from a cultural and scientific perspective. Focusing on pelvic structure and development, the book explains how male sexuality develops throughout a man's life—from birth onwards. An experienced Rolfer with an academic background...

The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition

Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

Written by Brad Walker
Price: $24.95
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The multiple stresses of contemporary life—whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology—are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is...

Your Body, Your Voice

The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking

Written by Theodore Dimon Ed. D., Illustrated by G. David Brown
Price: $18.95
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In this innovative book, Theodore Dimon, EdD, shows how each part of the vocal organ (breathing, larynx, throat, and so on) works as part of a larger musculoskeletal system that is often interfered with, and how identifying this larger system and understanding in a practical way how it works allows a...

The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga

Written by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Price: $19.95
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Awareness of movement potential,” says author Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, “is key to a healthy body and injury prevention.” The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement shows readers how to gain that awareness by understanding the biomechanics of movement. In ten chapters, color-coded for easy reference, the author covers all of the major...

The Body in Motion

Its Evolution and Design

Written by Theodore Dimon, Jr., Ed. D., Illustrated by G. David Brown
Price: $18.95
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In The Body in Motion, author Theodore Dimon confronts a simple yet crucial task: to make sense of our amazing design. This comprehensive guide demonstrates the functions and evolution of specific body systems, explaining how they cooperate to form an upright, intelligent, tool-making marvel, capable of great technological and artistic achievement...

Body Encyclopedia

A Guide to the Psychological Functions of the Muscular System

Written by Lisbeth Marcher and Sonja Fich
Price: $34.95
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Based on Bodynamic Analysis, a body-oriented psychology developed in Denmark by the authors and their colleagues, Body Encyclopedia describes the developmental sequence in which psychological and emotional elements are linked to specific muscles. The book shows how certain responses to events in our lives end up bound and connected with our...

Holistic Anatomy

An Integrative Guide to the Human Body

Written by Pip Waller
Price: $19.95
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Complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have become increasingly widespread as the limits of conventional treatments become more apparent. Holistic Anatomy presents an authoritative study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but expands the discussion by connecting the science of the body to a variety of alternative modalities to explore...

The Concise Book of Muscles, Second Edition

Written by Chris Jarmey
Price: $29.95
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A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and...

Anatomy of the Moving Body, Second Edition

A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Written by Theodore Dimon, Jr., Illustrated by John Qualter
Price: $21.95
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Learning anatomy requires more than pictures and labels; it requires a way "into" the subject, a means of making sense of what is being shown. Anatomy of the Moving Body addresses that need with a simple yet complete study of the body's complex system of bones, muscles, and joints and how...

The Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy

Written by John Sharkey
Price: $32.95
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an innovative healing approach that combines the best soft tissue manipulation techniques of osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, trigger point therapy, and other fields. NMT uses massage techniques and flexibility stretching to balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and eliminate the causes of neuromuscular pain. The therapy consists of...

The Anatomy of Sports Injuries

Written by Brad Walker
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Everyone who plays sports experiences injuries. Many people never fully recover because they’re not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. But there’s no need to simply resign yourself to “living with” a sports injury. In The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise—he works...

The Concise Book of the Moving Body

Written by Chris Jarmey, Contribution by Thomas Myers
Price: $29.95
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A condensed version of the author's The Atlas of Musculo-skeletal Anatomy, this book is aimed at students and the general reader. The first seven chapters explain anatomical orientation, tissues, bone, the axial and appendicular skeletons, joints, and skeletal muscle and fascia. In the book's final chapters, the muscle groups of the...

Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine

An East-West Approach

Written by Alon Marcus, Foreword by Michael Kuchera
Price: $95.00
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This book, an authoritative text on musculoskeletal and physical medicine that integrates Eastern and Western approaches, covers every aspect of musculoskeletal medicine, starting with an in depth introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles as they relate to the subject. Author Alon Marcus surveys the science of pain from both modern...

The Endless Web

Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality

Written by R. Louis Schultz, Ph.D. and Rosemary Feitis, D.O., Illustrated by Diana Salles, Photographed by Ronald Thompson
Price: $18.95
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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...