A hands on guide to locating muscles, bones, and more
Author: Andrew Biel
Illustrator: Robin Dorn
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 the musculoskeletal system and palpation. It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easier to understand. With 504 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.
The latest edition of Trail Guide to the Body also includes an extensive 56-page appendix that describes the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles.
Whether you are an athletic trainer, massage therapist, physical therapist or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is right for you!
Our student resources section has a wide variety of digital resources to support the Trail Guide to the Body textbook, including palpation videos, audio files and overlay images. These resources are available for free to students who purchase Trail Guide to the Body, 5th edition.
A recommended reference for exams
Trail Guide to the Body is a highly recommended textbook for the state licensing tests administered by both the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) . In addition, the NATA Board of Certification uses it throughout the BOC Certification development process. You’ll find its illustrations familiar when taking the BOC exam.
492 pages / paperback / spiral bound