Basic Biomechanics Explained / Edition 1

Basic Biomechanics Explained / Edition 1

by Ann Reed, Ann Reed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750621036

ISBN-13: 9780750621038

Pub. Date: 09/11/1996

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

A sound knowledge of some of the biomechanical material and concepts forms a necessary foundation for the study of physiotherapy. This book aims to explain biomechanics at an introductory level and requries only a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology. It includes numerous examples and clinical applications both for information and to provide illustrations

Overview

A sound knowledge of some of the biomechanical material and concepts forms a necessary foundation for the study of physiotherapy. This book aims to explain biomechanics at an introductory level and requries only a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology. It includes numerous examples and clinical applications both for information and to provide illustrations of underlying mechanical principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750621038
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/11/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Biomechanics: force and energy; The structure of matter and materials; Gravity, stability and balance: anthropometric considerations; Skeletal muscle contraction; Parallel force systems: application of muscle forces to body segments; Friction, viscosity and joint movement; Properties of water related to hydrotherapy; Pressure: some therapeutic applications; Human movement: description and analysis; Energy, efficiency and endurance in human movement; Ergonomics; Some biomechanical applications;
Appendicies

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