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This book is designed as a hands on tour, which guides massage therapists, physical therapists, sports trainers and bodywork students to locate the bones, muscles, ligaments and other structures of the body.
Provides a detailed visual guide to palpating the most important muscles in the body.
Trail Guide To The Body Student Workbook by Andrew Biel
The essential companion to the Trail Guide textbook, this workbook asks students to apply the material by answering questions in a variety of formats including fill-in-the-blanks, drawings to color, illustrations and matching exercises. Great for self-testing, homework and preparing for national exams. The Student Workbook helps students stay on track and keep pace with the class. 230 pages and more than 500 illustrations.
Trail Guide To The Body Flashcards by Andrew Biel
Volume 2 covers the muscles of the human body with 189 cards. These flashcards cover the following chapters in Trail Guide to the Body:Shoulder/ArmForearm/HandSpine/ThoraxHead/NeckPelvis/ThighLeg/FootFeatures of these flashcards include:Beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations in a two-color formatA list of the Action, Origin, Insertion and Nerve innervation (AOIN) of each musclePronunciation of each musclePage references in the bottom corner for finding more information in Trail Guide to the BodyQuick symbols in the upper right-hand cornerCall-out letters (a, b ,c ,d) next to each structure to help you identify the specific structure in questionBinder ring that lets you organize cards to study only those you needDurable, coated cards (5 1/2" x 4') that are easy to handle and made to last
Trail Guide To Movement by Andrew Biel
"Trail guide to movement is a companion book to Trail guide to the body: a hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more. While Body covers the hands-on subject of palpatory anatomy, this text explores how bones, fasciae, joints, muscles and other structures come together to produce human movement. Body puts your hands on the tissues; Movement wraps your mind around the body. The intent of this book is to serve as an introduction to the study of human movement for students, practitioners and instructors"--Introduction (page 2).
Trail Guide To The Body S Quick Reference To Trigger Points by Andrew Biel
Your quick and easy guide to the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles. Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle. These sensitive points of tissue are often associated with palpable nodules in taut muscle fibers and, when compressed, elicit referred pain, local tenderness or a twitch response. This full-color guide helps you quickly find and treat trigger points in your clients by identifying: Common location of a trigger point in a particular muscle belly Possible causes of trigger points Symptoms and Indications Pain Patterns Associated Trigger Points Differential Diagnoses This concise reference supports manual therapists familiar with Trigger Point therapy, quickly putting trigger points at their fingertips. For those wishing to learn the fundamentals of Trigger Point therapy or study the subject in greater depth, a list of recommended texts is provided. Students and practitioners will value the quality illustrations and easy access to this practical information. 115 pages, 210 images.
Your quick and easy guide to strengthening exercises and simple stretches. Our flagship text, Trail Guide to the Body: A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more covers the subject of palpatory anatomy. This booklet is designed to present two complementary subjects -- stretching and strengthening. Strengthening reduces risk of injury; increases balance, stability and flexibility, keeping the body strong. Stretching improves flexibility and range of motion. This concise reference guide gives you: Instructions for 100 guided strengthening exercises and simple stretches, covering all the movements at the major joints Suggested uses of light equipment for stretching and strengthening Detailed four-color illustrations demonstrating muscle movement during the exercises This reference manual quickly puts these fundamental subjects of manual therapy at your fingertips. Great for manual therapists or anyone who values the benefits of stretching and strengthening. 103 pages, 120 images.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.