This thoroughly revised edition expands its extensive library of techniques and includes current research on the role and treatment of fascia and myofascia in the body. James Earls and Thomas Myers offer the reader more sophisticated testing to explore the relationship between anatomical structure and function, making, this updated edition an essential guide for every practitioner.
Fascia, the biological fabric surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in both mobility and stability. By learning to work intelligently with the variety of fascial tissues, a bodyworker can help ease many chronic conditions, often providing immediate and lasting pain relief, as well as reducing the strains that contribute to movement limitations. The authors show that approaching fascial restriction requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.”
This book offers a detailed introduction to structural and functional anatomy and fascial release therapy, including “bodyreading”—global postural analysis—coupled with complete technique descriptions. The book features 450 color photographs that clearly demonstrate each technique. Myers and Earls, both respected bodywork professionals, provide any manual therapist— physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial trigger point therapists, and massage therapists—the information they need to deliver effective treatments and create systemic change in clients’ posture and function.
Tom Myers is the author of Anatomy Trains (4th ed. 2020 Elsevier) and a number of online learning programs available at anatomytrains.com. From his home in Maine, USA, Tom directs Anatomy Trains, LLC, which provides continuing education worldwide to manual therapists and movement professionals, as well as certification training in Anatomy Trains Structural integration.
James Earls, MSc., is a writer, lecturer, and bodywork practitioner specializing in functional movement and structural integration. He is the director of Born to Move, an education platform teaching real-life anatomy for movement and manual therapists, as well as the author of Born to Walk and Understanding the Human Foot.