Clinical Kinesiology for Physical Therapist Assistants

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In this book, the emphasis is on basic kinesiology. In describing joint motion and muscle action, the author focuses on describing the commonly agreed-on prime movers, using the terminology most widely accepted within the discipline of physical therapy. Many textbooks exist that describe in greater detail various motions and muscles, in both normal and pathological conditions. For more in-depth analysis, the student should consult these books.

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Overview

In this book, the emphasis is on basic kinesiology. In describing joint motion and muscle action, the author focuses on describing the commonly agreed-on prime movers, using the terminology most widely accepted within the discipline of physical therapy. Many textbooks exist that describe in greater detail various motions and muscles, in both normal and pathological conditions. For more in-depth analysis, the student should consult these books.

"...features new chapters on the temporomandibular joint, posture, basic biomechanics, the pelvic girdle, and arthrokinematics...discusses each major muscle in terms of location, attachment, function, and innervation."

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Emphasizes basic kinesiology knowledge, describing the essentials of joint movement and muscle action. Discusses each major muscle in terms of location, attachment, function, and innervation. Includes review questions and many detailed b&w illustrations. This third edition adds five new chapters on basic biomechanics, the temperomandibular joint, the pelvic girdle, normal posture, and arthrokinematics. Material on the muscular system is expanded to include an explanation of open and closed kinetic chain principles. Lippert is program director of the physical therapist assistant program at Mount Hood Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803604537
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Information
2. Skeletal System
3. Articular System
4. Muscular System
5. Nervous System
6. Basic Biomechanics
7. Shoulder Girdle
8. Shoulder Joint
9. Elbow
10. Wrist
11. Hand
12. Temporomandibular Joint
13. Neck and Trunk
14. Respiration
15. Pelvic Girdle
16. Hip
17. Knee
18. Ankle Joint and Foot
19. Posture
20. Normal Gait
21. Arthrokinematics
Bibliography
Answers to Review Questions
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    worst buy

    This book appears to be great at first but once you start in on it you will realize it isn't. There are multiple errors in various sections which makes learning the material extremely difficult. This book was a waste of my money.

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