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Overview

Dynatomy: Dynamic Human Anatomy With DVD brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. The book is for students of human performance who have completed an introductory human anatomy course and need a strong text in functional anatomy. The entertaining and easy-to-understand text considers fundamental movements—including posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking, and lifting—together with selected exercise and sport movements.

The emphasis of Dynatomy is on dynamic muscular motions rather than structural anatomy. Students benefit from a discussion of simple and complex human movements combined with an analysis of the muscles in motion. The text also introduces the muscle control formula and explains how students can use it to identify the ways in which muscles contract during various examples of human movement.

Part I presents an overview of the anatomical foundations of movement and the essential requirements for movement control. Part II examines dynamic movements and basic mechanics, muscular function, fundamental movements, and specialized movements.

The book is packed with features that will deepen students’ appreciation of human movement:

• A companion DVD-ROM, Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy, provides an engaging method for students to review structural anatomy, which will help them fully understand the movements of functional anatomy.

• Unique illustrations and photos complement the text and improve understanding of difficult concepts.

• Chapter objectives, key terms, review questions, and summaries encourage students to interact with and remember the content.

• Movement analyses give students critical exposure to functional human movements.

To supplement the text, students have access to additional tables online that summarize the anatomical structures commonly found in introductory courses on human anatomy or functional anatomy. Tables are presented by region (upper extremity, spinal column, and lower extremity) and describe articulations (bones, joints, ligaments, and movements) and muscles (origin, insertion, actions, nerves, and blood supply).

Interactive anatomy DVD-ROM included!

Completing the text is the Primal Pictures DVD-ROM Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy. This software will help students thoroughly review components of structural anatomy through the use of computer-graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data. Fully interactive 3-D animations show muscular and joint function.

Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy features a complete high-resolution 3-D model of the human musculature. The model can be rotated and allows for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed—from muscles down to bones. Specific muscles within the 3-D model can be highlighted, allowing users to view accompanying text about the selected muscle, such as name, primary action, agonists, antagonists, proximal and distal attachments, innervation, and blood supply. Text also accompanies specific ligaments within the model, providing information on function, injury mechanism, and pathology of injury.

The DVD-ROM also includes 34 animations—each of which can be viewed from four different angles—showing clinical muscular function and providing students with a sense of the movement around joints. Four video clips of gross human motions demonstrate complete body movements, such as sit-ups and push-ups, coupled with live-action video clips showing the electrical stimuli of active muscles. To reinforce the content, IFA Essentials also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions and then use a multiple-choice format to identify or locate various structures on the model.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book addresses the application of the fundamental learning objectives in a traditional human anatomy course to the field or laboratory. It is composed of many of the subdisciplinary sciences that are integral in understanding anatomy and human movement, such as biomechanics and exercise physiology. It is easy to read, but is not recommended for the novice movement science reader.
Purpose: The objectives are to apply the fundamental principles learned about human anatomy to sport performance-type settings. Its aim is to help readers understand how anatomy affects specific movement patterns during athletic activities through a scientific lens. The authors address these objectives successfully by carefully introducing and reintroducing new and old concepts pertinent to human motion, and building upon these concepts in later chapters.
Audience: Readers who have previously taken human anatomy and physiology courses may find this book fairly easy to comprehend. Professionals such as exercise physiologists, coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and movement scientists will find this book to be highly relevant to their everyday duties in assisting athletes with their training regimens.
Features: The authors cover a spectrum of topics relating to human movement starting out with a basic reintroduction to human anatomy and then building upon these concepts with the integration of other scientific fields such as biomechanics. They include numerous figures and pictures to help readers understand key points while not overwhelming them with too much detail.
Assessment: It makes perfect sense for those interested in human movement in sport to read this book following an introductory human anatomy course. It offers a great deal of application of basic anatomy to real-life settings while maintaining a high level of scientific credibility supported by peer-reviewed literature. It is a quick read and can be read without order of chapter designation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450437172
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,364,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William C. Whiting, PhD, is professor and director of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Northridge, where he has won both the Distinguished Teaching Award and Scholarly Publication Award. Dr. Whiting earned his PhD in kinesiology at UCLA. He has taught courses in biomechanics and human anatomy for more than 15 years and has published more than 35 articles and 25 research abstracts. He is coauthor of Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

Dr. Whiting currently serves on the editorial board of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal and serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals. Dr. Whiting is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served as president of the Southwest Regional Chapter of ACSM. He is also a member of the American Society of Biomechanics; the International Society of Biomechanics; the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

In his leisure time, Dr. Whiting enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, reading, camping, and hiking. He lives in Glendale, California, with his wife, Marji, and son, Trevor.

Stuart Rugg, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received his doctoral degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics, from UCLA. Since 1995 he has taught classes in human anatomy and biomechanics at Occidental College. Dr. Rugg has received Occidental’s Outstanding Professor honor and is a three-time recipient of the college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His research focuses on the mechanical factors governing human performance and the effectiveness of sport equipment.

Dr. Rugg has taught a class in musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics for UCLA Extension’s certified fitness training program and for the Mount Saint Mary’s department of physical therapy. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked as a design consultant for exercise and sport equipment companies. Dr. Rugg is an accomplished nature photographer and enjoys reading, camping, hiking, rafting, cycling, and weightlifting.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Anatomical Foundations and Essentials of Movement Control

Chapter 1. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Movement

Introduction to Human Anatomy

Introduction to Human Movement

Movement Across the Life Span

Anatomical Concepts

Levels of Structural Organization

Anatomical References and Terminology

The Study of Human Movement

Chapter 2. Osteology and the Skeletal System

Functions of the Skeletal System

Bone Histology

Skeletal System Organization

Bone Adaptation

Bone Health

Chapter 3. Joint Motion and the Articular System

Joint Structure and Classification

Joint Motion and Movement Description

Types of Joint Movement

Joint Structure and Movement

Chapter 4. Myology and the Muscular System

Functions of Skeletal Muscle

Structure of Skeletal Muscle

Muscle Injury, Pain, and Soreness

Chapter 5. Muscles of Movement

Muscle Names

Functional Actions of Muscles

Muscles of Major Joints

Part II. Applied Dynatomy
Chapter 6. Mechanics of Movement

Biomechanical Concepts

Movement Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

Joint Mechanics

Material Mechanics

Chapter 7. Muscular Control of Movement and Movement Assessment

Muscle Function

Muscle Action

Coordination of Movement

Movement Efficiency

Muscle Redundancy

Movement Assessment
Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Posture, Balance, and Walking

Posture and Balance

Walking

Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Running, Jumping, Throwing, Kicking, and Lifting

Running

Jumping

Throwing

Kicking

Lifting

Chapter 10. Analysis of Exercise and Sport Movements

Resistance Training

Two Common Sport Movements

Dance

Chapter 11. Future Directions of Human Movement Studies

Advances in Medicine and Technology

Demographic Trends

Social Trends

Limits to Human Performance

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