Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science / Edition 2

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The Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science is a landmark work of reference. Now available in a concise paperback edition, it offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of current theory, research and practice in sports, exercise and clinical biomechanics, in both established and emerging contexts.

Including contributions from many of the world's leading biomechanists, the book is arranged into five thematic sections:

  • biomechanics in sports
  • injury, orthopedics and rehabilitation
  • health and rehabilitation
  • training, learning and coaching
  • methodologies and systems of measurement.

Drawing explicit connections between the theoretical, investigative and applied components of sports science research, this book is both a definitive subject guide and an important contribution to the contemporary research agenda in biomechanics and human movement science. It is essential reading for all students, scholars and researchers working in sports biomechanics, kinesiology, ergonomics, sports engineering, orthopaedics and physical therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415576932
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/9/2010
  • Series: Routledge International Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Youlian Hong is the Distinguished Professor at the China Chengdu Sports University and Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a fellow and the Past President of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

Roger Bartlett is Professor of Sports Biomechanics in the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is an Invited Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) and the European College of Sports Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Section 1

Biomechanics in sports


Biomechanics of Throwing

Roger Bartlett and Matthew Robins


The Biomechanics of Snowboarding

Greg Woolman


Biomechanics of Striking and Kicking

Bruce Elliott, Jacqueline Alderson and Machar Reid



Ross H. Sanders, Stelios Psycharakis, Roozbeh Naemi, Carla McCabe, and Georgios Machtsiras


Biomechanics of the Long Jump

N.P. Linthorne


External and Internal Forces in Sprint Running

Joseph P. Hunter, Robert N. Marshall, and Peter J. McNair


Biomechanical Simulation Models of Sports Activities

M.R. Yeadon and M.A. King

Section 2

Injury, orthopedics and rehabilitation


Lower Extremity Injuries

William C. Whiting and Ronald F. Zernicke


Upper Extremity Injuries

Ronald F. Zernicke, William C. Whiting, and Sarah L. Manske


Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma

Brian D. Stemper and Narayan Yoganandan


In vivo biomechanical study for INJURY PREVENTION

Mario Lamontagne, D. L. Benoit, and A. Caraffa, G. Cerulli,


Impact attenuation performance and injury with artificial turf

Rosanne S. Naunheim

Section 3

Health and rehabilitation


Influence of backpack weight on biomechanical and physiological responses of children during treadmill walking

Youlian Hong, Jing Xian Li, and Gert-Peter Brüggemann


Ankle proprioception in young ice hockey players, runners, and sedentary people

Jing Xian Li and Youlian Hong


The plantar pressure characteristics during Tai Chi exercise

De Wei Mao, Youlian Hong, and Jing Xian Li



Daina L Sturnieks and Stephen R Lord


Postural control in Parkinson's disease

Stephan Turbanski

Section 4

Training, learning and coaching



W. S. Erdmann


Exploring the perceptual-motor workspace: New approaches to skill acquisition and training

Chris Button


Application of biomechanics in martial art training

Manfred M. Vieten


Developmental and Biomechanical Characteristics of Motor Skill Learning

Jin H. Yan, Bruce Abernethy, Jerry R. Thomas


Using Biomechanical Feedback to Enhance

Skill Learning and Performance

Bruce Abernethy, Richard S.W. Masters, and Tiffany Zachry

Section 5

. Methodologies and systems of measurement


Measurement of Pressure Distribution

Ewald M. Hennig


Measurement for Deriving Kinematic Parameters: Numerical Methods

Young-Hoo Kwon


Methodology in Alpine and Nordic Skiing Biomechanics

Hermann Schwameder

Erich Müller

Thomas Stöggl

Stefan Lindinger



Jennifer L. Durkin


Use of electromyography in studying human movement

Travis W. Beck and Terry J. Housh

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