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Created expressly for those who will work in physical activity fields, the thoroughly revised and updated edition of Kinetic Anatomy continues to address how anatomy affects movement—how the human body is constructed and how it moves—by discussing bones, tying the bones together to make articulations, placing muscles on the bones, and observing how the joints move when the muscles contract.

In addition to retaining the best features from the first edition, the new edition of Kinetic Anatomy contains the following new features:
-Photos and images in a four-color format for easier visual recognition and comprehension

-An instructor guide and test package that make it easier for instructors to deliver the course content to students

-Additional summary tables that list articulations including type of joint, bones, ligaments, and movements

-The Primal IFA Essentials CD bound into the book to provide users with a superior anatomical learning tool
Kinetic Anatomy, Second Edition, encourages students to learn anatomy through hands-on experiments. The text also provides learning activities, practice questions, and suggested readings to assist in comprehension. The new edition makes it easy for future athletic trainers, physical education teachers, kinesiologists, and coaches to learn the fundamentals of anatomy—and to retain their knowledge for future application in advanced courses or on the job.

Part I discusses the basic concepts of anatomy while the remainder of the text is divided into sections devoted to regions of the body: the upper extremity in part II; the spinal column, pelvis, and thorax in part III; and the lower extremity in part IV. The organization of the topics is parallel to that in more advanced texts on the subject, allowing students an easy transition from the material covered in this book to higher-level courses.

The thoroughly revised and updated edition of Kinetic Anatomy lays the foundation for students to learn how anatomy affects movement of the human body. Never before has learning anatomy been this easy. Kinetic Anatomy, Second Edition, is an outstanding introductory resource for those who plan to specialize in any field related to physical activity. Readers will be able to apply the knowledge from this resource as they work with, treat, and train the physically active.

Interactive Anatomy CD Included!

Students and instructors alike will benefit from the software program Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy (IFA Essentials) by Primal Pictures that is bound into this book. This learning tool allows the user to remove structures layer by layer through 11 layers (from skin to bone) with the strip-away technique. Accompanying text includes information regarding proximal and distal attachments, nerve innervation, blood supply, and primary and secondary actions. Views of any specific structure on the screen can be rotated up to 360 degrees and stopped at any point for viewing. Additionally, the live-action video option allows for observation of muscle actions during walking, standing from a sitting position, and other activities such as push-ups and sit-ups. A zoom control allows the user to zoom in for a closer look at specific details or zoom out for overall views of any structure. Every structure has related text to further define the structure being viewed.

The anatomy text of IFA Essentials includes bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, retinacula, capsules, cartilage, discs, membranes, and other miscellaneous structures. The program includes detailed animations for the shoulder, elbow and forearm, wrist and hand, trunk, hip, knee, and ankle and foot. Each joint has a muscle-action analysis of each fundamental movement of every joint. IFA Essentials provides excellent learning opportunities for students of human anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David W. Brzezinski, MD (University of Michigan Medical School)
Description: This entry-level resource for students of physical education, athletic training, and allied health professions seeks to introduce students to the human body while emphasizing all aspects of its movement. The first edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students with an understanding of human anatomy in relation to the body's movements. It also seeks to equip students with the basic language of anatomy in order to communicate effectively with future colleagues and other members of the healthcare team. A book of this nature is definitely needed in this age of ever increasing knowledge and cooperative interaction among healthcare professionals. The book certainly meets its goals of introducing students to the broad and complex study of human anatomy while maintaining its focus on movement. Although an introductory book, it does not compromise its dedication to the wealth of information and detail which comprises gross anatomy.
Audience: The book is aimed primarily at students of physical education, athletic training, and allied health professions who will be focusing their careers on movement of the human body. With its refined focus on bones, articulations, and muscle contraction across joints, the book most definitely is directed at such students. Dr. Behnke is well known and experienced in the field of kinesiology.
Features: The book uses a regional approach and highlights important terms while summarizing information at the end of each chapter with tables, charts, and useful self-tests. The color pictures are particularly helpful and supplement the text beautifully and appropriately. Perhaps the most useful feature is the use of "focus on" points which highlight clinical correlations which students will undoubtedly encounter in their careers. While the book supplies a list of supplemental sources, it would have been useful to have included a list of resources at the end of each chapter to further encourage student learning in each particular region/subject area.
Assessment: This is a very reader-friendly book that both undergraduate and graduate students will appreciate. Its scope is manageable, but the book does not shy away from complexity where appropriate. This edition adds quite a few improvements and is a worthy addition to the library of any kinesiology student or faculty member.
This text teaches the basics of anatomy, covering bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves, and blood supply. Behnke (retired, physical education, Indiana State U.) designed this text for students of physical education, coaching, athletic training, and kinesiology, using a "hands-on" approach, incorporating nearly 100 exercises that demonstrate the anatomical structure and its movement by observation. Anatomical drawings and b&w photographs on nearly every page provide detailed visual illustrations of the points in the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736059091
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,308,576
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert S. Behnke, HSD, is uniquely qualified to write an introductory anatomy text that is preeminently user friendly to students. Retired after 39 years of teaching anatomy, kinesiology, physical education, and athletic training courses, Dr. Behnke has been honored on several occasions for excellence in teaching—including receiving the Educator of the Year award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association. During his 11-year tenure as chair of the NATA Professional Education Committee, he initiated the petition to the American Medical Association that led to the national accreditation process for entry-level athletic training education programs.

Most of Dr. Behnke's career was spent at Indiana State University, where he was a full professor of physical education and athletic training and director of undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. Earlier in his career he spent five years teaching at the secondary level. He had extensive experience as an athletic trainer, both in high schools and at the university level, serving as head athletic trainer at Illinois State University from 1966 to 1969 and the University of Illinois from 1969 to 1973. He was an athletic trainer at the 1983 World University Games and for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball trials in 1984. During sabbaticals in 1982 and 1989, he served as an athletic trainer for boxing, men's field hockey, team handball, ice skating, roller hockey, gymnastics, judo, and cycling at the United States Olympic Training Center. He has been in demand as a speaker and as an athletic trainer throughout the United States and internationally.

These broad experiences enabled Dr. Behnke to understand the needs of undergraduate students—and to develop an unparalleled grasp of which pedagogical approaches work and which do not. Kinetic Anatomy is the culmination of his unique understanding; it should be a staple in undergraduate courses for years to come.

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Table of Contents


Part I: General Concepts of Anatomy
Chapter 1. Structures




-Blood Vessels

-Other Tissues

-The Motor Unit
Chapter 2. Movement

-Anatomical Locations

-Planes and Axes

-Fundamental Movements
Part II: Upper Extremity
Chapter 3. The Shoulder

-Bones of the Shoulder Girdle

-Bones of the Shoulder Joint

-Joints and Ligaments of the Shoulder Girdle

-Ligaments of the Shoulder Joint

-Other Ligaments of the Shoulder

-Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

-Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Shoulder Joint

-Combined Actions of the Shoulder Girdle and the Shoulder Joint
Chapter 4. The Elbow and Forearm

-Bones of the Elbow and Forearm

-Ligaments and Joints of the Elbow and Forearm

-Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Elbow and Forearm
Chapter 5. The Wrist and Hand

-Bones of the Wrist and Hand

-Joints and Ligaments of the Wrist and Hand

-Movements of the Wrist and Hand

-Wrist and Extrinsic Hand Muscles

-Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand

-Muscles of the Thumb
Chapter 6. Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Upper Extremity

-Nerves of the Brachial Plexus

-Major Arteries of the Upper Extremity

-Major Veins of the Upper Extremity
Part II Summary Tables

-Articulations of the Upper Extremity

-Upper-Extremity Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply
Part III: The Spinal Column, Pelvis, and Thorax
Chapter 7. The Spinal Column and Pelvis

-Bones of the Spinal Column

-Ligaments of the Spinal Column

-Movements and Muscles of the Spinal Column

-Bones of the Pelvis

-Ligaments of the Pelvis

-Movements and Muscles of the Pelvis
Chapter 8. The Thorax

-Bones of the Thorax

-Joints and Ligaments of the Thorax

-Movements and Muscles of the Thorax
Chapter 9. Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Spinal Column and Thorax

-Nerves of the Thorax and Trunk

-Arteries of the Thorax and Trunk

-Veins of the Thorax and Trunk
Part III Summary Tables

-Articulations of the Spinal Column, Pelvis, and Thorax

-Spinal Column and Thorax Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply
Part IV: Lower Extremity
Chapter 10. The Hip and Thigh

-Bones of the Hip Joint and Thigh

-Ligaments of the Hip Joint

-Fundamental Movements of the Hip Joint

-Muscles of the Hip Joint and Upper Leg
Chapter 11. The Knee

-Bones of the Knee

-Ligaments of the Knee

-Menisci of the Knee

-Movements of the Knee and Lower Leg

-Muscles of the Knee and Lower Leg
Chapter 12. The Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

-Bones of the Lower Leg

-Bones of the Foot

-Ligaments and Joints of the Ankle and Foot

-Movements of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

-Muscles of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
Chapter 13. Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Lower Extremity

-Nerves of the Lumbosacral Plexus

-Major Arteries of the Lower Extremity

-Major Veins of the Lower Extremity
Part IV Summary Tables

-Articulations of the Lower Extremity

-Lower-Extremity Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply
Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions
Suggested Readings
About the Author
CD-ROM Operating Instructions

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