Born to Walk

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Health

Sports and Martial Arts

James Earls

North Atlantic

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Page count : 264
Trim Size: 8-3/8 x 10-7/8

Language of origin

The revised edition of the definitive book on the mechanics, mysteries, and methods of upright walking

The ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits distinguishing us as humans, and yet the reasons for its development remain a mystery among scientists. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of walking’s evolution by describing the complex mechanisms enabling us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, he explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait–an efficiency which is part of our natural design. Based on Thomas Myers’s Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, as well as the latest science in paleoanthropology, sports medicine, and anatomy, Earls’s work demonstrates how the whole body collaborates in walking, and distills the complex actions into a simple sequence of “essential events” that engage the myofascia and utilize its full potential.

The second and revised edition of this book provides bodyworkers, physical therapists and movement teachers with new research on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment approaches. Earls offers a convenient model for understanding the complexity of movement while gaining a deeper insight into the physiology and mechanics of the walking process. This book is designed for movement therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and bodyworkers hoping to understand gait and its mechanics. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement.

NEW AND UPDATED MATERIAL: This second revised edition incorporates the most up-to-date science on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, myofascia and functional based testing methods. Half of the book is new and/or updated.

TARGETED READERSHIP: This book is designed for movement therapy practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and any bodyworker looking to help their clients by incorporating an understanding of gait and its mechanics. It will also appeal to anyone with an interest in evolution and movement. ACCESSIBLE: Born to Walk is visually clear, accurate and immediately usable blend of anatomical understanding. It offers readers a unique combination of anatomy, body reading assessment and technique.

James Earls

JAMES EARLS is a writer, lecturer, and bodywork practitioner specializing in myofascial release and structural integration. He is coauthor, with Thomas Myers, of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. The director of Ultimate Massage Solutions and Kinesis UK, Earls is a popular presenter at conferences and workshops around the world. He writes regularly for a range of bodywork magazines and professional journals.
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