Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 / Coronavirus statement from Anatomy Trains

  • How is Anatomy Trains responding to the evolving situation around COVID-19?

    Anatomy Trains continues to monitor the global news regarding COVID-19. First and foremost, we care deeply about the health and well‑being of our students, teachers and assistants, classroom models, staff and community. The following is our current response to the issue.

    We are following the science and acting in accordance with CDC / WHO and local governance guidelines at our classrooms all over the globe. In most cases, in person programs have been suspended and we are actively rescheduling these whenever the local situation allows. We have been creating and delivering new online continuing education course options since March of 2020, when the situation first came into sharp focus in the US and overseas.

    What Anatomy Trains is doing:

    The safety and well-being of our teachers and staff is of utmost importance to us. We have followed strict guidelines and successfully conducted limited enrollment in person classes in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. We will run in person classes in countries when and where it is safe to do so.

    For up‑to‑date information on COVID-19 please consider as provided by the CDC, as well as the World Health Organization

    The CDC has also made this available


  • How can I/my company sponsor one of your courses?

    We have a variety of courses we present worldwide for all levels of practitioners. To schedule a course, get in touch with Stephanie Stoy at

  • Is Tom Myers available to speak at my venue?

    Although on a reduced travel schedule these days, Tom does a number of lectures and workshops each year, generally in settings where he can reach a larger audience of 50 or more. For information, contact Stephanie Stoy at

  • Will Tom endorse my bodywork-related product?

    Not without thoroughly vetting it.

  • How do I get permission to use the images from the Anatomy Trains book?

    For some images, we can grant permission, and will do so after we thoroughly understand where and how they are to be used. Other images are the property of Elsevier publishers, and permission must be obtained via

  • What are the videos referenced in the Anatomy Trains book?

    Those are the set of ten technique videos available for sale in our store. They contain manual techniques for each of the lines. You may buy them separately or as a set.

  • Do you have any online courses for CE credit?

    We do! We have Live Online webinars scheduled throughout the year here, as well as an extensive On Demand Learning library where most courses are approved for CE credit through NCBTMB and other organizations where indicated in the store listing.

  • What is the difference between Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue work?
    Ida Rolf, during my advanced training, straightened up from the treatment table and sighed, “There’s nothing new under the sun of manipulation.”
    All of these techniques have been invented time out of mind, again, and again, and again.   All the techniques of yoga, physiotherapy, exercise, and diet that one sees out there are cycling around for the umpteenth time.
    Myofascial Release (MFR) is a branded technique sourced from John Barnes, PT,, but the techniques they teach have been around forever.  Ida Rolf called hers Structural Integration (others called it ‘rolfing’), but readily admitted that the specific techniques derived from many sources, including yoga and osteopathy.  Myofascial release is also used as a generic, and I would be hard put to it to differentiate myofascial release in general from the vague and fungible slow deep tissue as a generic.  Ditto for a number of other techniques and modalities.  You are putting your hands in tissue and dissolving neuromuscular tension, anhydrous areas, and possibly some kind of fascial densification.  Any road up.
    On top of that, there are more differences among individual practitioners than there are among the many approaches to manual interventions.  I would rather go to a good, experienced, awake practitioner from any given modality than a neophyte, dogmatic, blindered practitioner of the ‘best’ technique.
    So my best answer is to find the busiest person with the best reputation in town, and go to them regardless of how they name what they do.


Anatomy Trains Short Courses

On Demand Learning Videos

  • How do I watch an On Demand Learning video?

    To access an On Demand Learning video, log into the account you made when you purchased the video. Click on “My Account” or “Login” on the top right hand side of the website. Once in your account, you’ll see “My Videos” option where you can access your On Demand Learning videos, indefinitely. Each video’s quiz to earn CE’s can be found beneath it.

  • How do I receive a CE credit for an On Demand Learning Video?

    You’ll receive an email from the website stating your earned continuing education credit once you’ve successfully completed a quiz. You can also log into your “My Account” and click on “Dashboard” to view all CEU certificates you have earned. We award 1 CE credit per hour or so of video time, or per quiz.

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