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Trail Guide to Movement Building the Body in Motion Textbook - 1st Edition

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Make The Study Of How Bones, Muscles, Joint, Fasciae, Other Structures Come Together To Produce Human Movement Easy To Understand By Taking The Same Approach As The Acclaimed Trail Guide To The Body.

265 Pages.
1st Edition.
100 Review Questions In The Back Of The Book.
Explore Bio-Mechanical Principles, Kinesiology, Posture & Gait.
Published September 1st, 2014.

ISBN 978-0-9914666-2-7

Join author Andrew Biel on a unique and fascinating journey as he helps you build - step by step - a human body in motion. The Trail Guide to Movement explores how bones, fasciae, joints, muscles and other structures come together to produce human movement. Taking the same approach as the acclaimed Trail Guide to the Body, this text makes the study of human movement easy to understand, captivating and memorable.

Instead of dissecting the body into smaller, isolated pieces, author Andrew Biel takes a unique approach of building the body into larger, interconnected components. He asks the reader to join him as an active participant in building the body from scratch.

The journey in this book begins by designing four key structures for movement: connective tissue, joints, muscles and nerves. Then, after applying some bio-mechanical principles, the reader puts the body to the test by exploring the concepts of posture and gait.

Trail Guide to Movement is written with the same encouraging voice and subtle humor as the iconic Trail Guide to the Body, making the study of human movement easy to understand, captivating, and memorable. And, to reinforce your knowledge, more than 100 review questions are found in the back of the book.

Never before have kinesiology and human movement been presented in such a fun, enjoyable and interesting way.

You could say that Books of Discovery was born out of frustration. As a bodywork student and later as an instructor, I was disheartened by the lack of information available at the time about palpatory anatomy. That began to change in October 1994. It was 3 a.m., and not being able to sleep, I pulled out a pad of paper and scribbled something about a book that "connected together the dots of the body." Before falling back to sleep I wrote, "The Body's Road Map."

Over the next three years the book began to take shape. A lucky break came when one of my students, Robin Dorn, turned in an exam that was illustrated with beautiful drawings. I designed the book to meet the needs of all bodywork modalities, whether it is physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, yoga, or Pilates. Trail Guide grew quickly to become a required or highly recommended text in many bodywork schools throughout the world.

Over the past six years I have often remarked that we offer more than "how to find muscles, bones, and more." Our books and other products help practitioners locate structures so they can apply their skills accurately. It will always make us feel proud knowing that a mother in Portland, Maine or an athlete in Sarasota, Florida or even a bricklayer in Liverpool, England is receiving quality bodywork from a practitioner who has benefited from our products.

Yours In Good Health, Andrew Biel

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