Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement / Edition 2

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The Second Edition of Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement relates the most current understanding of anatomy and mechanics with clinical practice concerns. Featuring seven chapters devoted to biomechanics, straightforward writing, and over 900 beautiful illustrations, the text provides you with detailed coverage of the structure, function, and kinesiology of each body region. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the quality of movement and overall human health.

Special features include:

  • New DVD containing about 150 videos provides dynamic examples of clinical demonstrations, principle illustrations, and lab activities. This powerful resource explores patient function, dysfunction, and injury for greater comprehension.
  • Clinical Relevance Boxes reinforce the relationship of biomechanical principles to patient care through real-life case studies.
  • Muscle Attachment Boxes provide easily accessed anatomical information and tips on muscle palpation
  • Examining the Forces Boxes highlight the advanced mathematical concepts used to determine forces on joint structure.
  • Evidence-based presentations deliver the most current literature and essential classic studies for your understanding of musculoskeletal structure and function.

Whether you are a student or practitioner in the field of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or exercise science, this comprehensive book serves as an excellent resource for best practice techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher J Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS (Slippery Rock University)
Description: This kinesiology book updates the first edition of 2004 with new chapter formatting, but maintains a strong emphasis on structure, function, and movement. The companion DVD includes video clips as well as access to a comprehensive, supplemental website for student and instructor resources.
Purpose: The purpose is to thoroughly cover structures of the musculoskeletal system, clarify the relationship between structure and function, and analyze forces evident during function. The book achieves these appropriate objectives.
Audience: This is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate study, with particular relevance for physical therapy and similar rehabilitation professionals. The author is a physical therapist and PhD in a graduate physical therapy program. Contributors also are credentialed experts in their disciplines.
Features: Five major sections cover biomechanical principles, kinesiology of the upper extremity, head and spine, and lower extremity, and posture and gait. Each region is broken down into individual chapters covering first bony structure and function, mechanics, and pathomechanics, and then force analyses. This organization helps comprehension and enhances organization. Illustrations are clear and detailed. Objectives precede each chapter, and clinically relevant "highlight boxes" add to the value of clinical application of material. Muscle attachments are also delineated in colored boxes instead of getting lost in the text. The easy to use companion website for students has lab activities for each section and a wide array of video clips. A chapter on the mechanics and pathomechanics of vocalization and swallowing, sometimes omitted in other books, is unique aspect of this one. Questions are included in the online lab manual, not at the end of each chapter. Chapters are brief and well written. The gait chapter emphasizes normal mechanics with most common gait deviations covered in their respective joint chapters. The only shortcoming is the quality of paper; it is thin and wrinkles easily.
Assessment: This book has a wealth of information on kinesiology and pathomechanics of musculoskeletal function. The text and ancillaries provide an excellent resource for learning. The second edition is a must read even for those who have the first edition. This book rivals two other commonly used texts in most physical therapy programs: Levangie and Norkin's Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis, 4th edition (F. A. Davis, 2005) and Neumann's Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Physical Rehabilitation (Elsevier, 2002). It deserves serious consideration as a required book for courses covering kinesiology for the health professional.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781774222
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Recall Series
  • Edition description: Second, North American Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 390,793
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction to Biomechanical Analysis
Chapter 2: Mechanical Properties of Materials
Chapter 3: Biomechanics of Bone


Unit 1:Shoulder Unit:The Shoulder Complex

Chapter 8: Structure and Function of the Bones
Chapter 9: Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity at the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 10: Analysis of the Forces at the Elbow during Activity

Unit 2: Elbow Unit

Chapter 11: Structure & Function of the Bones & Noncontractile Elements of the Elbow
Chapter 12: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity at the Elbow
Chapter 13: Analysis of the Forces on the Elbow during Activity

Unit 3: Wrist & Hand Unit

Chapter 14: Structure & Function of the Bones & Joints of the Wrist & Hand


Unit 4: Musculoskeletal Functions Within the Head

Chapter 20: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of the Muscles of the Face & Eyes

Unit 5: Spine Unit

Chapter 26: Structure & Function of the Bones & Joints of the Cervical Spine
Chapter 27: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of the Cervical Musculature
Chapter 28: Analysis of the Forces on the Cervical Spine during Activity
Chapter 29: Structure and Function of the Bones and Joints of the Thoracic Spine
Chapter 35: Structure & Function of the Bones & Joints of the Pelvis
Chapter 36: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity in the Pelvis
Chapter 37: Analysis of the Forces on the Pelvis during Activity


Unit 6: Hip Unit

Chapter 38: Structure & Function of the Bones & Non-Contractile Elements of the Hip
Chapter 39: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity at the Hip
Chapter 40: Analysis of the Forces on the Hip during Activity

Unit 7: Knee Unit

Chapter 41: Structure & Function of the Bones & Non-Contractile Elements of the Knee
Chapter 42: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity at the Knee
Chapter 43: Analysis of the Forces on the Knee during Activity

Unit 8: Ankle & Foot Unit

Chapter 44: Structure & Function of the Bones & Non-Contractile Elements of the Ankle & Foot Complex
Chapter 45: Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Muscle Activity at the Ankle & Foot
Chapter 46: Analysis of the Forces on the Ankle & Foot during Activity


Chapter 47: Characteristics of Normal Posture & Common Postural Abnormalities
Chapter 48: Characteristics of Normal Gait & Factors Influencing It


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