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The human body is amazing. All structures in the human body work together to provide locomotion and support; knowledge of how this takes place is critical to the fields of occupational and physical therapy. Kinesiology Foundations for PTAs and OTAs combines precise clinical information, practical applications, and detailed illustrations that allow readers to understand this rigorous subject matter. This book is designed to describe the structures and functions of muscles, bones, and ligaments of the human body. It further addresses the interactions between these structures to illustrate how movements are performed.
Part I: General Background Information Chapter 1: Introduction to Kinesiology Chapter 2: Muscular Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 3: Muscle Characteristics Chapter 4: The Nervous System Chapter 5: Bones Chapter 6: Joint Structure Chapter 7: Muscle Mechanics and Arthrokinematics Part II: Muscles of the Axial Skeleton and Respiration Chapter 8: The Head and Neck Chapter 9: The Lower Back Chapter 10: The Abdominal Region Chapter 11: Posture Assessment and Intervention Chapter 12: Respiration Part III: Muscles of the Superior and Inferior Appendicular Skeleton Chapter 13: The Hip Joint Chapter 14: The Knee Joint Chapter 15: The Ankle and Foot Chapter 16: Gait Chapter 17: The Shoulder Girdle Chapter 18: The Shoulder Joint Chapter 19: The Elbow and Radioulnar Joint Chapter 20: The Forearm and Wrist Chapter 21: The Hand Chapter 22: Movement Analysis