Trail Guide to the Body, 4th Edition, is a hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more
Before you can assess or treat a muscle, you first must be able to locate it. This acclaimed book delivers beautifully illustrated information for learning palpation and the musculoskeletal system. It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easy. With 440 pages and 1,400 illustrations covering more than 162 muscles, 206 bones, 33 ligaments and 110 bony landmarks, this text provides an invaluable map of the body. A complimentary DVD for practicing palpation is included with the textbook.
Trail Guide to the Body is a highly recommended textbook for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork reference lists.
Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!
What People have said about this book:
AWESOME! This book took me by surprise! The text is very easy to read and understand. It's chock-full of excellent explainations, directions and suggestions for palpation and has literally hundreds of excellent detailed diagrams and drawings.
Although written for the massage therapy student, I would consider this book a "must" for anyone interested in studying bodywork. An excellent book for general interest as well.
I use this book in my Kinesiology class every day. It's an incredible tool that lays out the muscles, joints, ligaments, bones and movements. It has been an integral part of my studies and so far I've yet to come across another book that has helped me more.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has to learn or work with the muscles of the human body. It is very clear and very easy to understand. The illustrations are also very well done and work in well together with the text.