Knowing the body elements
In the introductory (Certificate one) course there is no need for detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology beyond knowing the major muscles and bones, and the location of major organs.
However if you are progressing toward work in the health and recreation industry, you must begin to deepen your understanding of the body and its functions as well as the names and locations of all major muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles and organs so that you can converse with medics and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the body to nursing level and a first aide certificate is an advantage.
Anatomy is not covered in any great detail in your course and as this site is developed, body parts and systems will be referenced for you to review.
- Biodigital Human, A free on line reference.
- A pocket medical dictionary.
- Atlas of Human Anatomy:With Student Consult Access (Better Basic Science). This is probably more comprehensive than you need for this course, however if you plan on taking your study further, it may be indispensable.
- Gray's Anatomy for Students
- Yoga Anatomy
An excellent guide to the skeleton and musculature during movement.
- Basic Clinical Massage Therapy:Integrating Anatomy and Treatment (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational. More than 550 full-colour illustrations of internal structures are embedded into photographs of live models to show each muscle or muscle group, surrounding structures, surface landmarks, and the therapist's hands.
- The Anatomy Colouring Book by Kapit & Elson This is the most comprehensive anatomy work book which has been unavailable for a while and I have recommend it to all massage and yoga teacher trainees, however there are simpler books available.