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This complete, full-color atlas of bones and joints contains over 700 illustrations and explains how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers so readers will truly understand how muscles function in the human body. It includes the bones, landmarks, and joints, as well as an introduction to the basics of how muscles function (beginning kinesiology). It also provides clinical applications related to the kinesiology concepts presented and includes an explanation of anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field. Finally, this book covers microanatomy and microphysiology, such as the sliding filament theory and the structure and function of fascia.

• Clinical applications throughout the text, as they relate to the kinesiology concepts covered, enable students to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to clinical practice.
• Over 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body gives readers comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books.
• Clear, full-color line drawings that highlight each topic in the overview of the human body, joints of the human body, and muscle function parts.
• Thorough coverage of joints in six chapters that provide information on structure, function, terminology, and specific illustrations on each joint in the human body: joints of the axial body, joints of the upper extremity, and joints of the lower extremity.
• Includes an explanation of anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field.

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Reviewer: Brian G. Pietrosimone, MEd(University of Virginia)
Description: This is a multifaceted book that can clearly be used in introductory kinesiology and human anatomy courses, as well as serve as an adequate reference for allied health professionals studying medical terminology.
Purpose: The book provides a good foundation for the understanding of muscle and joint mechanics for an aspiring clinician. The author explains necessary terminology well, and provides good visual aides as primary tools for explaining the material.
Audience: The author targets emerging allied health professionals with this book and it will be a good source for younger professionals learning the basics of human movement. The book takes the time to explain the basics of movement in a visual format. Human anatomy is accurately depicted and labeled in order to show the foundation of the movement that is essential for the understanding of healthy human movement. The author highlights ideas that will be beneficial for healthcare professionals to understand.
Features: The book effectively explains the basic concepts of human movement. The structural anatomy of muscles, joints, and the nervous system are explained in the context of their individual systems and as the larger organisms organizes them for gross movement. The author illustrates his points well with a plethora of well designed illustrations. He clearly identifies his goals for each chapter and provides sample quizzes for students to test their understanding of the material. Although the basic concepts of movement and the underlying physiology are clearly put forth, the book fails toprovide an adequate list of references for further study.
Assessment: This will provide kinesiology students with the material needed to understand the basics of human movement. An educator can be confident that this book will provide guidance for students in conjunction with classroom instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323025249
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction – Overview of the Human Body
Part I – Organization of the Human Body
1. Parts of the Human Body
2. Mapping the Human Body
Part II – Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones
3. Skeletal Tissues
4. Bones of the Skeleton
Part III – Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints
5. Joint Action Terminology
6. Classification of Joints
7. Joints of the Axial Body
8. Joints of the Lower Extremity
9. Joints of the Upper Extremity
Part IV – Myology: Study of the Muscular System
10. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue
11. How Muscles Function—The Big Picture
12. Types of Muscle Contractions
13. Roles of Muscles
14. Types of Joint Motion and Musculoskeletal Assessment
15. Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction
16. The Neuromuscular System
17. Posture, Exercise, and the Gait Cycle
Lists of attachments and actions of muscles
Glossary of Word Origins
Glossary of Key Terms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2006

    Joe has done it again!

    Joseph Muscolino has written a text which takes the Kinesiological depth of experts like Neumann and Oatis and has brought the necessary concepts into a practical focus for massage therapists, as well as other allied health professionals. Rather than write from the vantage point of a lecturer¿s podium, Joe has taken the inquisitiveness of students and woven a text which answers their questions before they are asked. Our school, The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, strives to make the sciences more accessible to students while maintaining a high level of academic excellence. Joe has gifted our school and the profession with a visual and scholarly delight which fulfills that quest. When considering the melding of thoroughness and user friendliness, in some respect, he could have subtitled the text ¿Everything You Wanted To Know About Kinesiology But Were Afraid To Ask¿. For the student, concepts which appear to be confusing and out of reach come into razor sharp focus. For the licensed practitioner, the illustrations and explanations support the science behind the art and offer illustrations which provide clarity in discussions with clients. For teachers, the publisher¿s Evolve ancillaries offer images from the text as well as other thoughtfully considered classroom tools which complement this fine work. As Chair of the Health Sciences Department, I heartily recommend this text to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge base in a practical, lucid manner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    Excellent study aid

    As a massage therapy student completely new to the world of bodywork, this book is an excellent study companion. Every part of this book is helpful, even down to chapter outlines, key terms and word origins at the beginning of each chapter and review questions at the end. The layout is such that it is easy to read and digest the information without losing focus (an absolute must with the nature of this subject). There are additional information boxes throughout which really help to reinforce the concepts being taught. The pictures and photos are very clear and I found the chapter on bones essential as an aid to learning names and landmarks. There is a web site link for additional learning resources and answers to the review questions. This book has been very well thought out, written and presented and nothing has been left out. I wouldn¿t be without it.

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