Neuromechanics of Human Movement - 4th Edition / Edition 4

Neuromechanics of Human Movement - 4th Edition / Edition 4

by Roger Enoka
     
 

Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fourth Edition, provides a scientific foundation to the study of human movement by exploring how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion in relation to biomechanical principles.

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Overview

Neuromechanics of Human Movement, Fourth Edition, provides a scientific foundation to the study of human movement by exploring how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion in relation to biomechanical principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736066792
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Roger M. Enoka, PhD, is a professor and chair in the department of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a professor in the Health Sciences Center, department of medicine, geriatrics, at the University of Colorado. Previously, Enoka was a biomechanist in the department of biomedical engineering at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a professor in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona.

For more than 30 years, Enoka has focused his research and teaching on the combination of biomechanics and neurophysiology of movement. He conducts an interdisciplinary research program, which has received continuous funding by the National Institutes of Health for almost two decades. Internationally known for his achievements as a teacher and researcher, Enoka is the author of about 350 journal articles, books, chapters, reviews, and abstracts related to his research. He is also a reviewer for numerous journals and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Motor Control, Sports Medicine, Muscle and Nerve, and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Enoka's professional affiliations include the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physiological Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and the Society for Neuroscience. He is a former member of the Advisory Panel on Research for the American Physical Therapy Association and the Respiratory and Applied Physiology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. Enoka is also a past president and current member of the American Society of Biomechanics.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Force–Motion Relation

Chapter 1: Describing Motion
Measurement Rules
Motion Descriptors
Constant Acceleration
Up and Down
Graphic Connections
Scalars and Vectors
Linear and Angular Motion
Curve Fitting and Smoothing
Summary
Suggested Readings

Chapter 2: Movement Forces
Laws of Motion
Free Body Diagram
Torque
Forces Due to Body Mass
Forces Due to the Surroundings
Momentum
Work
Summary
Suggested Readings

Chapter 3: Forces Within the Body
Musculoskeletal Forces
Static Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Joint Forces, Torques, and Power
Summary
Suggested Readings

Chapter 4: Running, Jumping, and Throwing
Walking and Running
Jumping
Throwing and Kicking
Summary
Suggested Readings

Part II: The Motor System

Chapter 5: Excitable Membranes
Essentials of Electricity
Resting Membrane Potential
Neurons
Synaptic Transmission
Electromyography
Summary
Suggested Readings

Chapter 6: Muscle and Motor Units
Muscle
Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Motor Unit
Muscle Mechanics
Summary
Suggested Readings

Chapter 7: Voluntary Movement
Spinal Reflexes
Automatic Responses
Voluntary Actions
Summary
Suggested Readings

Part III: Adaptability of the Motor System

Chapter 8: Acute Adjustments
Warm-Up Effects
Flexibility
Muscle Soreness and Damage
Muscle Fatigue
Muscle Potentiation
Arousal
Summary
Suggested Reading

Chapter 9: Chronic Adaptations
Muscle Strength
Muscle Power
Adaptation to Reduced Use
Motor Recovery From Injury
Adaptations With Age
Summary
Suggested Reading

Appendix A: SI Units
Appendix B: Conversion Factors
Appendix C: Equations

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