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Trail Guide to Movement — the perfect
companion text for Trail Guide to the Body.

More ways to teach human movement.

Trail Guide to Movement takes the functional anatomy principles found in Trail Guide to the Body even further. Use it to deepen your students’ understanding of how the body’s various structures work together to produce human movement. The text explores biomechanics and key physiological elements of movement — connective tissue, joints, muscles, and nerves — along with the concepts of posture and gait. All with memorable illustrations and concise explanations.

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Trail Guide to Movement keeps 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. Author Andrew Biel once again takes students on an engaging journey through the human body, following a captivating path to building the body — step by step — from small, isolated pieces into larger, interconnected components.

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Instructor tools for making the perfect connection with students.

As a Trail Guide to Movement instructor, you’ll gain easy access to a powerhouse 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 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
Senior Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Herzing University

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