Kinesiology (Enhanced Edition): The Skeletal System and Muscle Function / Edition 1

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This complete, full-color atlas of bones and joints contains over 900 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. Kinesiology (Enhanced Edition): The Skeletal System and Muscle Function also provides readers with clinical applications of key kinesiology concepts and important anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field. Plus, in this enhanced edition, users can see major joint movements for themselves on the included DVD!

• Joseph E. Muscolino, DC shares his experience and vast knowledge of musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology, and pathology to provide expert information in an understandable format.
• Includes a DVD with over 60 minutes of video demonstrating all the major joint motions of the human body with an explanation of names, motions, as well as planes and axes in which motion occurs.
• Emphasizes real-world application so students can take knowledge learned in the classroom straight into practice.
• Chapter 4 features a complete bone atlas with over 100 photographs of every bone in the human body to give readers comprehensive coverage of bones as well as an invaluable reference tool.

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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 to provide 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: 9780323048866
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/9/2006
  • Edition description: Enhanced Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Overview of the Human Body

Part I Organization of the Human Body

1. Parts of the Human Body

2. Describing the Body

Part II The Skeleton

3. Bones and Bony Landmarks

4. Bones of the Human Body

Part III Joint Structure and Function

5. Joint Structure

6. Joint Function

7. Joint Movement Terminology

8. Joints of the Axial Body

9. Joints of the Lower Extremity

10. Joints of the Upper Extremity

Part IV Muscle Structure and Function

11. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue

12. How Muscles Function—The Big Picture

13. Types of Muscle Contractions

14. Roles of Muscles

15. Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction

16. The Neuromuscular System

17. Muscles of Respiration and Mastication

18. Posture, the Gait Cycle, and Exercise

19. Microanatomy of Muscle

20. Selected Topics of Kinesiology



Latin/Greek word roots

Lists of Attachments and Actions of Muscles

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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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