Thomas W. Myers

Anatomy Trains (engl. version)

Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

  • ISBN: 9780702078132
  • 4th ed. 2020, 378 pages


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Understand anatomy trains multi-dimensional

The book Myofascial Meridians for Manual Therapists and Movement Professionals is now in the 4th Edition. The book continues to center on the application of anatomy trains across a variety of clinical assessment and treatment approaches — demonstrating how painful problems in one area of the body can be linked to a “silent area” away from the problem and ultimately giving rise to new treatment strategies. This new fourth edition has been fully updated with the latest evidence-based research and includes new coverage of anatomy trains in motion using Pilates-evolved movement anatomy trains in horses and dogs and the updated fascial compendium on elements properties neurology and origins of the fascial system. This new edition also features an enhanced eBook format included with purchase as well as new photos and images throughout both text versions. In all this unique exploration of the role of fascial in healthy movement and postural distortion is an essential read for physical therapists massage therapists craniosacral therapists yoga instructors osteopathologists manual therapists athletic and personal trainers dance instructors chiropractors acupuncturists and any professional working in the field of movement.

New to this edition


  • New photos and images of fascial tissues, adhesions, and layers provide a better understanding of text content.
  • Revised and expanded content reflects the most up-to-date research and latest evidence for the scientific basis of common clinical findings.
  • New, larger library of videos includes animations and webinars with the author.
  • New Anatomy Trains in Motion section by guest author Karin Gurtner uses Pilates-evolved movement to explore strength and plasticity along myofascial meridians.
  • New addition: Anatomy Trains in Quadrupeds (horses and dogs) is mapped for equine and pet therapies by Rikke Schultz, DVM, Tove Due, DVM, and Vibeke Elbrønd, DVM, PhD.
  • New appendix: Updated fascial compendium on elements, properties, neurology, and origins of the fascial system.
  • NEW! enhanced eBook version is included with print purchase, which allows students to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Key Features
  • Revolutionary approach to the study of human anatomy provides a holistic map of myoanatomy to help improve the outcomes of physical therapies that are traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Relevant theory descriptions are applied to all common types of movement, posture analysis, and physical treatment modalities.
  • Intuitive content organization allows students to reference the concept quickly or gain a more detailed understanding of any given area according to need.
  • Section on myofascial force transmission in gait dynamics is written by guest author James Earls.
  • Robust appendices discuss the relevance of the Anatomy Trains concept to the work of Dr Louis Schultz (Meridians of Latitude), Ida Rolf (Structural Integration), and correspondences with acupuncture meridians.
Author Information
By Thomas W. Myers


Thomas W. Myers

Thomas W. Myers

Thomas W. Myers, LMT, NCTMB, ARP, Rolfer, Therapist, Massage Therapy Lecturer and Rolfing, Scarborough, Maine, USA. Myers has been teaching mainly in the USA for many years, but is now also invited to congresses and training events in Germany. Author of numerous journal articles on manual therapy. His work is…