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Other Recommended Reading


The subject matter covered in this module is contained in the Human Anatomy and Physiology (6th or 7th  edition) by E. N. Marieb, Benjamin Cummings, Calif. 1995.


If you wish to refer to another text to get more clarity on something you are having difficulty with, consider the following books (number 2 and 3 are of comparable standard to Marieb).


  1. Marieb E.N., Human Anatomy and Physiolgy, 4th ed., Marieb, E., The Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Benjamin/Cummings, Calif. 1995.
  2. Tortora G.J. and Grabowski S.R., Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 7th ed., Harper Collins, NY. 1993, ISBN 0‑06‑046702‑9.
  3. Solomon, Eldra Pearl, Schmidt, Richard R. and Adragna, Peter James Human Anatomy and Physiology. Saunders College Publishing, 2nd Edition 1990.  ISBN 0‑03‑032389‑4.
  4. Biel, A., Trail Guide to the Body, 2nd ed. Andrew Biel LMP, Boulder Colorado, 2000.
  5. Juhan Deane, Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork, Station Hill Press, NY, 1987.
  6. Moore, K.L., Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 3rd ed., Williams & Wilkins, Balt. 1992.
  7. Netter F., The Musculo Skeletal System Part I, Vol. 8 Ciba-Geigy Collection.
  8. Snell R.S., Atlas of Clinical Anatomy, Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1978.
  9. Thompson C.W., Manual of Structural Kinesiology, 11th ed. Times Mirror/Mosby. St. Louis. 1989.
  10. Kapit W. and Elson L. M., The Anatomy Coloring Book, 2nd ed., Harpers Collins, 1994.
  11. Fritz, S., Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 2nd ed., Mosby. St. Louis. 1995.
  1. Blandine Calais-Germain, Anatomy of Movement, Eastland Press, Seattle, 1993
  2. Chaitow L., DeLany J. W., Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Vol. 1 and Vol 2, Churchill Livingstone, 2002
  3. Sieg and Adams, Illustrated Essentials of Musculo-skeletal Anatomy, ISBN 09-351-57026, Mega Book

Errors often occur in books, so if you read something which is different from what you believed, do not automatically assume that you are wrong. Errors do occur in books. Proof‑reading a book of about 1000 pages is not an easy task! Check in another book or ask your tutor.


References and Reading Material

Below is a list of great reads on the subject. One of my favourites is ‘The Culture of Pain’ by David Morris. It is over 25 years old and yet still contemporary. Very readable too.



Why Do I Hurt?  by Adriaan Louw.  For the patient, easy to read, cheap
Explain Pain by David Butlern.  For the patient, deeper, more information
The Mind/Body Prescription by John Sarno.   For the patient.
 The Culture of Pain by David Morris.   For everybody.
The Mystery of Pain by Douglas Nelson.  Nice recent overview for everyone.
Pain: The Science of Suffering by Patrick Wall.  Written by a famous pain researcher.
8 Steps to a Pain Free Back by Esther Gokhale.  People love this book.
Manage Your Stress and Pain through Music by Hanser/Mandel.  Sounds good.
 Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies and Davies.  Patient self help for trigger point deactivation.
Healing Trauma by Peter Levine.  Comes with a CD for self-healing.
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine.  Great read.
Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance by Vladimir Janda.  For therapists.
Myofascial Trigger Points by Dommerholt.  For therapists.
 Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction by Chaitow.


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