Human Movement: An Introductory Text / Edition 6

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This is the 6th edition of a popular text introducing Human Movement to a range of readers. The book gives readers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. This edition has been updated to confirm basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context.

The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. To this end we have introduced a theme specifically exploring the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of a consistent themed case study. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement.

Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

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Increased inter-chapter linkages

Chapters themed into functional sections

Explicit use of a family case study to demonstrate content application in the real world

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702031342
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Series: Physiotherapy Essentials Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,541,651
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v

Contributors ix

Preface xi

1 Introduction Tony Everett Clare Kell 1

2 Skeletal muscle, muscle work, strength, power and endurance Tim Sharp Tony Everett 5

3 Joint mobility Tony Everett 27

4 Motor control Bernhard Haas 47

5 Posture and balance Clare Kell 61

6 Motor learning Nicola Phillips 85

7 Psychosocial influences on human movement Sally Scott-Roberts 101

8 The influence of the environment on human movement Philippa Coales 111

9 Biomechanics of human movement Robert W.M. van Deursen Tony Everett 123

10 Function of the upper limb Valerie Sparkes Mike Smith 155

11 Function of the lower limb Tony Everett Marion Trew 171

12 Function of the spine Valerie Sparkes 191

13 Human movement across the lifespan Lyn Horrocks 211

14 Measuring and analysing human movement Tony Everett 227

15 Scales of measurement Susan Corr Roshni Khatri 243

16 Conclusion Tony Everett Clare Kell 257

Index 261

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