Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity / Edition 2

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Overview

Approaching the subject of kinesiology from the perspective of occupational therapy, this unique text written by occupational therapists examines the everyday activities of people using the principles of biomechanics to adapt to changes in their functional abilities. This new edition stresses applicability to clinical practice with the inclusion of case examples.

• In-depth coverage of wrist and hand pathokinesiology, as well as normal kinesiology function of the wrist and fingers
• Key terms, chapter outlines, and applications that enhance studying and learning
• 12 appendices and a glossary with metric conversions, review of mathematics, a diagram of body segment parameters, and laboratory activities

• New material providing explanations of the pathokinesiology of shoulder subluxation, rotator cuff tear, adhesive capsulitis, fractures, tendon injuries, and shoulder problems secondary to CVA
• More case studies and less emphasis on heavy calculations to ensure the concepts are more easily grasped
• Perforated lab manual filled with activities tied directly to the chapters
• Enhanced illustrations for easier visualization of the concepts demonstrated

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Darla R. Smith
This text provides an introduction to functional human anatomy for the occupational therapist. Emphasis is placed on practical application and individual case studies. The authors seek to provide students of occupational therapy a background in kinesiology and biomechanics with specific emphasis on real world applications. Although the immediate focus is on the biomechanics of specific problems, individuals encountering the problems are presented in an holistic light. This attempt to merge the science of human activity with a common sense approach to solving movement problems should help students understand the relevance of kinesiology and biomechanics in their profession. The text is written for occupational therapy students. The authors are certified occupational therapists and experienced teachers and practitioners. This book introduces the science of biomechanics and its applications to the various musculoskeletal regions. It is written at a very basic level and does not require a strong physics background. The "big picture" approach taken by the authors is unique and helpful. Numerous case studies are presented to provide students with actual problems they will encounter in the work place. An emphasis on common sense and pictorial solutions to problems along with a de-emphasis on trigonometry is a positive feature for entry-level students. Extensive appendixes provide a good reference for students, professors, and practitioners. The primary shortcoming of the book is the lack of detail regarding the structures of the musculoskeletal system (origins, insertions, innervations, and palpations). This book is recommended for an introductory course focusing on integrating thesciences of kinesiology and biomechanics with occupational therapy. For the advanced student, other texts such as Gench's Anatomical Kinesiology, 2nd Edition (Eddie Bowers Publishing Company, 1999) and Jenkins' Hollinshead's Functional Anatomy of the Limbs & Back (W. B. Saunders, 1998) provide greater detail and would also serve as a better reference for the practitioner.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Darla R Smith, PhD (University of Texas El Paso College of Health Sciences)
Description: This text provides an introduction to functional human anatomy for the occupational therapist. Emphasis is placed on practical application and individual case studies.
Purpose: The authors seek to provide students of occupational therapy a background in kinesiology and biomechanics with specific emphasis on real world applications. Although the immediate focus is on the biomechanics of specific problems, individuals encountering the problems are presented in an holistic light. This attempt to merge the science of human activity with a common sense approach to solving movement problems should help students understand the relevance of kinesiology and biomechanics in their profession.
Audience: The text is written for occupational therapy students. The authors are certified occupational therapists and experienced teachers and practitioners.
Features: This book introduces the science of biomechanics and its applications to the various musculoskeletal regions. It is written at a very basic level and does not require a strong physics background. The "big picture" approach taken by the authors is unique and helpful. Numerous case studies are presented to provide students with actual problems they will encounter in the work place. An emphasis on common sense and pictorial solutions to problems along with a de-emphasis on trigonometry is a positive feature for entry-level students. Extensive appendixes provide a good reference for students, professors, and practitioners. The primary shortcoming of the book is the lack of detail regarding the structures of the musculoskeletal system (origins, insertions, innervations, and palpations).
Assessment: This book is recommended for an introductory course focusing on integrating the sciences of kinesiology and biomechanics with occupational therapy. For the advanced student, other texts such as Gench's Anatomical Kinesiology, 2nd Edition (Eddie Bowers Publishing Company, 1999) and Jenkins' Hollinshead's Functional Anatomy of the Limbs & Back (W. B. Saunders, 1998) provide greater detail and would also serve as a better reference for the practitioner.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Darla R Smith, PhD (University of Texas El Paso College of Health Sciences)
Description: This text provides an introduction to functional human anatomy for the occupational therapist. Emphasis is placed on practical application and individual case studies.
Purpose: The authors seek to provide students of occupational therapy a background in kinesiology and biomechanics with specific emphasis on real world applications. Although the immediate focus is on the biomechanics of specific problems, individuals encountering the problems are presented in an holistic light. This attempt to merge the science of human activity with a common sense approach to solving movement problems should help students understand the relevance of kinesiology and biomechanics in their profession.
Audience: The text is written for occupational therapy students. The authors are certified occupational therapists and experienced teachers and practitioners.
Features: This book introduces the science of biomechanics and its applications to the various musculoskeletal regions. It is written at a very basic level and does not require a strong physics background. The "big picture" approach taken by the authors is unique and helpful. Numerous case studies are presented to provide students with actual problems they will encounter in the work place. An emphasis on common sense and pictorial solutions to problems along with a de-emphasis on trigonometry is a positive feature for entry-level students. Extensive appendixes provide a good reference for students, professors, and practitioners. The primary shortcoming of the book is the lack of detail regarding the structures of the musculoskeletal system (origins, insertions, innervations, and palpations).
Assessment: This book is recommended for an introductory course focusing on integrating the sciences of kinesiology and biomechanics with occupational therapy. For the advanced student, other texts such as Gench's Anatomical Kinesiology, 2nd Edition (Eddie Bowers Publishing Company, 1999) and Jenkins' Hollinshead's Functional Anatomy of the Limbs & Back (W. B. Saunders, 1998) provide greater detail and would also serve as a better reference for the practitioner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323028226
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/17/2004
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 459,302
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Multidisciplinary Basis for the Understanding of Human Movement
1. Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Occupational Therapy: A Good Fit
2. The Study of Human Movement: Concepts from Related Fields
3. Gravity: A Constant Force
4. Linear Force and Motion
5. Rotary Force, Torque, and Motion

Section II: Basic Concepts Applied to Musculoskeletal Regions
6. The Head and Torso
7. The Proximal Upper Extremity
8. The Distal Upper Extremity
9. The Lower Extremity

Appendixes
A. English to Metric Conversions
B. Body Segment Parameters
C. Solutions to Chapter Applications
D. Review of Mathematics
E. Trigonometric Functions
F. Commonly Used Formulas in Biomechanics
G. Biomechanical Analysis of Function
H. Synopsis of Characters
I. Overview of Muscle Anatomy
J. Working Models of the Finger and Hand
K. Learning Objectives
L. Laboratory Activities

Biomechanical Interventions Lab Manual
Glossary

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