Human Movement: An Introductory Text with PAGEBURST ACCESS / Edition 6

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This is the sixth 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 attempt to mimic the realities of human movement. To this end we have introdced 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 consistent themed case study. Framed about a family unit, this case study enable 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.

  • EVOLVE - online learning resources give students the opportunity to test out their learning through further case-study based scenarios. Log on to
  • 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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Editorial Reviews

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“It is a perfect introduction to some of the core aspects of physiotherapy….To put it simply, we get coverage of the basic subjects here in fifteen well organised and easy to follow chapters, including everything you would expect to find regarding gravity, forces and levers, muscles and joint motion….This book seems ideal for students and would be valid from day one. It is, in fact, exactly what it says on the cover: an introductory text to human movement, and a thoroughly good one at that.”

Steve Canning BSc MCSP. In Touch, Summer 2006, No.115.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702044779
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Series: Physiotherapy Essentials Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication Contributors Preface

1 Introduction Tony Everett and Clare Kell

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

3 Joint mobility Tony Everett

4 Motor control Bernhard Haas

5 Posture and balance Clare Kell

6 Motor learning Nicola Phillips

7 Psychosocial influences on human movement Sally Scott-Roberts

8 The influence of the environment on human movement Philippa Coales

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

10 Function of the upper limb Valerie Sparks and Mike Smith

11 Function of the lower limb Tony Everett and Marion Trew

12 Function of the Spine Valerie Sparks

13 Human movement across the lifespan Lyn Horrocks

14 Measuring and analysing human movement Tony Everett

15 Scales of measurement Susan Corr and Roshni Khatri

16 Conclusion Tony Everett and Clare Kell


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