Human Movement: An Introductory Text / Edition 5

Human Movement: An Introductory Text / Edition 5

by Marion Trew, Tony Everett, Tony Everett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443074461

ISBN-13: 9780443074462

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Building on its reputation as the essential text for those studying human movement, the 5th edition of Human Movement retains the straight-talking style which has become popular with its readers.

The authors cover the anatomical, physical and biomechanical basis for understanding human movement in everyday contexts with easy-to-follow text that is both detailed

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Building on its reputation as the essential text for those studying human movement, the 5th edition of Human Movement retains the straight-talking style which has become popular with its readers.

The authors cover the anatomical, physical and biomechanical basis for understanding human movement in everyday contexts with easy-to-follow text that is both detailed and well referenced.

Basic concepts and different approaches are covered in earlier chapters with application to regions of the body covered later in the text. Each chapter has been updated, new contributors introduced and new research integrated where appropriate. More case studies, textboxes and examples have been included relating biomechanic principles to the movement and function of human beings in their daily lives and environment.

· Basic biomechanic concepts and their applications described
· Scientific theory related to movement
· Case studies, textboxes and examples included
· Updated references and many new illustrations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443074462
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Physiotherapy Essentials Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Musculoskeletal basis for movement
Biomechanics of human movement
The neural control of human movement
Joint mobility
Strength, power and endurance
Motor learning
Measuring and evaluating human movement
Scales of measurement
Function of the lower limb
Function of the upper limb
Function of the spine
Posture and balance
Tension and relaxation
Human movement through the life span
Index

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