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Discovery. That’s the hallmark of our manual therapy textbooks, eTextbooks, and complimentary resources.

Approachable, easy-to-navigate content to encourage active exploration. Remarkably clear, engaging visuals that ignite curiosity about the human body. Resources that inspire instructors to reimagine ways of teaching and enlivening every classroom.

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Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy

Trail Guide to the Body

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Trail Guide to Movement

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists



One million copies of Trail Guide to the Body sold.

Andrew Biel’s beloved Trail Guide to the Body is now in the well-trained hands of 1,000,000 manual therapists, treating countless clients worldwide with care and palpatory precision.

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Trail Guide to the Body

Required by more manual therapy programs in the US than any other textbook.


of Massage Therapy Programs


of Athletic Training Programs


of Physical Therapy Asst Programs


of Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs


Books of Discovery serves over 2,700 programs worldwide.

Books of Discovery is one of the most respected publishers of foundational manual therapy textbooks, eTextbooks, and educational resources, covering musculoskeletal anatomy, palpation, surface anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, and anatomy and physiology.

Find the right textbook, eTextbook, and resources for your specific educational needs:

Athletic TrainingExercise Science & KinesiologyMassage Therapy

Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy


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What people are saying…

As a first year MOT student, my classmates and I have benefited greatly from Trail Guide to the Body. It’s informative as an academic, and perhaps just as importantly, an emotional tool. Thank you for making this relatively dry subject exponentially more entertaining.
Abigail Dann
Student in the MOT Program Dept. of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Trail Guide to the Body is the best anatomy book on the market. The ease of use and thoroughness of the material make it an irreplaceable book throughout the entirety of our program. I can't imagine teaching without it!
Meredith Decker, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Master’s Degree Program, University of Texas at Arlington

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