Trail Guide to the Body,
A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more (5th Edition)

Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition by Books of Discovery 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 palpation and the musculoskeletal system. It makes mastering the essential manual therapy skills interesting, memorable and easy. 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.

This new edition includes an extensive appendix that describes the common trigger point locations and pain patterns of 100 muscles.

Our student resource section, e-XPLORE, will have a wide variety of digital resources to support the Trail Guide to the Body textbook, including palpation videos, audio files, overlay images and social forums.

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) and is one of only five books on their official examination reference lists. In addition, the Board of Certification program for athletic trainers in the U.S. uses our high-quality Trail Guide to the Body illustrations in their various products, including exams.

Whether you are a massage therapist, physical therapist, sports trainer or student in any bodywork modality, Trail Guide to the Body is for you!

Price: $64.95 (wholesale discounts available.) Click here for more information and to purchase.

ISBN # 978-0-9829786-5-8


Trail Guide to Movement:
Building the Body in Motion

You entered this world with a squirm. Since then it’s been one gesture,
wiggle and gyration after another, with the hope of such actions
for years to come. Yet you have probably given this
topic - human movement - only casual consideration.
If you’re willing, that’s about to change.


Trail Guide to Movement by Books of DiscoveryThus begins our groundbreaking new book, Trail Guide to Movement, that 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.

We begin our journey by designing four key structures for movement-connective tissue, joints, muscles and nerves. Then, after applying some bio-mechanical principles, we “put the body to the test” by exploring the concepts of posture and gait.

Never before have kinesiology and human movement been presented in such a fun, enjoyable and interesting way. We will notify our customers when review copies become available. See the video on the right side of this page for the author's comments on why he developed Trail Guide to Movement.




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