Muscular Analysis Of Everyday Activities

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Muscular Analysis of Everyday Activities is designed to facilitate objective analysis of the performance of daily living. This excellent text provides step-by-step methods to break down activities into their component parts allowing for easier interpretation and analysis of the activity. As each step is presented, examples are given that provides the reader with a model to follow as the reader begins to analyze other activities of daily living. These handy step-by-step procedures include methods of capturing the ...

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Overview

Muscular Analysis of Everyday Activities is designed to facilitate objective analysis of the performance of daily living. This excellent text provides step-by-step methods to break down activities into their component parts allowing for easier interpretation and analysis of the activity. As each step is presented, examples are given that provides the reader with a model to follow as the reader begins to analyze other activities of daily living. These handy step-by-step procedures include methods of capturing the subject's motions, ways of determining goniometric measurements, ways for determining the best location for body markers, and ways for determining the muscular activity involved. Each chapter concludes with a section on clinical application and discussion questions. Photographs also give students/clinicians a visual reference for understanding and interpreting each activity analyzed.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Provides students and practicing clinicians step-by-step methods to break down activities into their component parts, allowing for easier interpretation and analysis. Procedures described include methods for capturing the subject's motions and determining goniometric measurements, the best location for body markers, and the muscular activity involved. A few of the activities profiled are shaving, donning and buttoning a shirt, mounting and pedaling a bicycle, lifting a package, driving a car, and propelling a wheelchair. Bukowski teaches physical therapy at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. An instructor's manual is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781556424625
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Foreword
Sect. I Introduction
Ch. 1 Performing the Activity Analysis 3
Sect. II Upper Extremity Analyses
Ch. 2 Shaving the Face 23
Ch. 3 Brushing the Hair 39
Ch. 4 Donning and Buttoning a Shirt 57
Ch. 5 Sweeping With a Broom 77
Ch. 6 Donning an Ankle-Length Sock 91
Ch. 7 Tying Shoelaces 105
Ch. 8 Stirring a Batter 117
Sect. III Lower Extremity Analyses
Ch. 9 Donning a Knee-Length Sock 129
Ch. 10 Donning a Pair of Pants 139
Ch. 11 Mounting and Pedaling a Bicycle 151
Sect. IV Back Analyses
Ch. 12 Donning a Shoe 171
Ch. 13 Lifting a Package From the Trunk of a Car 183
Sect. V Upper and Lower Extremity Analysis
Ch. 14 Driving a Car 199
Sect. VI Total Body Analysis
Ch. 15 Propelling a Wheelchair 229
App. A Charts of Prime Muscles for Body Motion and Possible Substitutions 243
App. B: Suggested Textbook Readings 251
Index 259
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