What Educators Say About Trail Guide to the Body

Instructors across all manual therapy disciplines turn to Trail Guide to the Body in their programs. Used in more than 1,700 educational programs worldwide, it is the most effective way to teach palpation, surface anatomy and kinesiology.

Our highly loyal fans continue to use Trail Guide to the Body for many reasons including engaging content that students “really get”, extensive instructor and student resources, a very affordable price and superb customer service.


We used to have to teach palpation skills multiple times throughout two semesters and the students really struggled. Now they have it by the end of the first semester and we fly through the review during the second semester because they got it!

Kris Mathwig
Program Director – PTA
Pima Medical Institute

BOD Testimonials

Fantastic resources, best I have ever used in over 25 years of teaching musculoskeletal anatomy!

Cindee Quake-Rapp
Program Director – Occupational Therapy
Spalding University Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy

BOD TestimonialsThe Trail Guide for the Body textbook has been a fantastic addition to our Athletic Training Education Curriculum. Our students not only have improved their palpation skills, but have improved their anatomy knowledge retention. The Trail Guide teaches them where to feel a structure and then they tend to remember the structure's function, insertion and origin better.
I would recommend it to any ATEP.

Karen Garrison, MA, ATC, LAT
Clinical Education Coordinator/Asst. Athletic Trainer

BOD TestimonialsSince we started using Trail Guide to the Body our student’s pass rate has been at 100% on both the National and the MBlex for the past 1 1/2 years. The increase in our student’s performance is directly due to Trail Guide. You guys make me look good!”

Penney Marshall-Parker
Massage Therapy Program Director
Winter Park Tech

BOD TestimonialsBooks of Discovery is absolutely the best publisher I have ever dealt with. Not only do they have exceptional products, they also have the best support and the best customer service I have ever encountered. Their willingness to help those who use their texts and their quick response to calls, emails, and requests for materials is really unparalleled. Keep up the good work!

Angel Velotta
Program Director
Advanced Massage Therapy
Sanford Brown