Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity / Edition 1

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Approaching the subject of kinesiology from the perspective of occupational therapy, this text examines the everyday activities of people using the principles of biomechanics to adapt to changes in their functional abilities. This edition stresses applicability to clinical practice with the inclusion of case studies throughout the text, making it easier to grasp concepts.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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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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.
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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556644160
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Biomechanics, kinesiology, and occupational therapy : a good fit 2
2 The study of human movement : concepts from related fields 8
3 Gravity : a constant force 24
4 Linear force and motion 43
5 Rotary force, torque, and motion 58
6 The head and torso 72
7 The proximal upper extremity 97
8 The distal upper extremity 118
9 The lower extremity 149
App. A English to metric conversions 167
App. B Body segment parameters 168
App. C Solutions to chapter applications 169
App. D Review of mathematics 180
App. E Trigonometric functions 184
App. F Commonly used formulas in biomechanics 185
App. G Biomechanical analysis of function 186
App. H Synopsis of characters 192
App. I Overview of muscle anatomy 196
App. J Working models of the fingers and wrist 198
App. K Learning objectives 203
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