Takes readers on a fascinating journey into the world
of human movement.

Delivers a unique teaching approach.

Instead of dissecting the body into smaller isolated pieces, as other textbooks do, Trail Guide to Movement builds the body, step by step, into larger, interconnected components. This approach has proven to deepen students’ understanding of how the various structures of the body work together to produce human movement.

This foundational kinesiology textbook explores the four key structures essential to movement — connective tissue, joints, muscles, and nerves — along with the concepts of biomechanics, posture, and gait. All with memorable illustrations and concise explanations.

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Keeps your students engaged and inspired.

Winner of a gold medal in the PubWest Book Design Awards, Trail Guide to Movement is written with the same easy-to-understand, encouraging voice and subtle humor as Trail Guide to the Body, the acclaimed textbook for teaching palpatory anatomy. Author Andrew Biel once again takes students on an engaging and inspiring journey through the human body.

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Sets you up for success with complimentary instructor tools.

As a Trail Guide to Movement instructor, you’ll gain easy access to an extensive collection of complimentary instructor resources for every lesson. From PowerPoint presentations and a vast image library to our detailed lesson plans, these resources will save you time and capture students’ attention like never before.

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Expands learning beyond the classroom with an eBook version.

The Trail Guide to Movement eBook offers on-the-go learning wherever and whenever students roam. They can bookmark their favorite pages, enlarge images, highlight key information, make notes, and search for terms and definitions — features that make studying much more convenient and engaging.

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Coming this fall—expanded
Trail Guide to Movement, 2nd Edition

Celebrated for its captivating illustrations and clear, easy-to-understand descriptions, this revised edition of the award-winning textbook will feature 15 additional pages of expanded, visually dynamic explorations of the human body in motion:

  • Chapter introductions with new pre-learning features—client scenarios, hypothetical questions, and chapter objectives—improve comprehension and enhance retention.
  • New end-of-chapter review questions help students test their knowledge.
  • Added topics cover even more kinesiology essentials:
    – forces (traction, compression, shearing, bending and torsional forces).
    – force in depth (linear, parallel, and congruent force).
    – levers (expanded description, new images, and leverage lab).
    – stability, equilibrium, and factors of equilibrium.

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I really love Trail Guide to Movement and the students have found it very helpful as well. The textbook really helps the students understand concepts at a more concrete level, which I very much appreciate.
Becky Johnson, OT
Senior Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Herzing University
“The way in which Trail Guide to Movement's information is presented is fantastic for helping students really get a grasp on the structure and function of different tissues. The text explains seemingly abstract concepts in a way that is visual, relatable, and easy to understand. It paints a picture of the body piece by piece through storytelling (of the most factual kind)."
Julie Francis, MSEd
Preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program and Instructor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

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