Kinesiology The Skeletal System and Muscle Function

ISBN-10: 0323069444

ISBN-13: 9780323069441

Edition: 2nd 2011

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See the body's bones, joints, and muscles in action! Highly visual and in full color, Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function makes it easy to apply kinesiology concepts to the treatment of dysfunction. it contains over 1,200 illustrations, including a bone atlas that shows every bone in the human body and six chapters with detailed, illustrated coverage of joints. Written by noted educator and author Joseph E. Muscolino, this book clearly depicts how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers. This edition expands its reach to athletic training with two new chapters on stretching and strengthening exercises. A companion DVD includes video clips with over 60 minutes of footage demonstrating all the major joint actions of the human body. Companion DVD includes over one hour of video demonstrating all the major joint actions of the human body, with a voiceover explanation of the names of the motions, the planes in which motion occurs, and the axes around which motion occurs. Unique! A focus on the needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers makes it easier to apply kinesiology concepts to the practice of massage therapy. Unique! A complete bone atlas includes over 100 full-color photographs showing every bone in the human body. 1,200 full-color illustrations help you understand concepts relating to the bones of the human body, joints of the human body, and muscle function parts. A logical, easy-to-reference format moves from basics (like parts of the body) to more difficult topics (such as microphysiology). Six chapters on joints cover structure, function, and terminology, with specific illustrations on each joint in the human body: joints of the axial body, joints of the upper extremity, and joints of the lower extremity. Student-friendly features in each chapter include an outline, learning objectives, overview, key terms with pronunciations, and word origins designating the Latin or Greek derivative. Clear, simple explanations make it easy to understand kinesiology concepts, including muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system. Expert author Joseph E. Muscolino, DC, offers years of experience in the study of muscles and muscle function, as well as bodywork and massage, and conveys that information in an understandable format.More illustrations of individual muscles are included, with a description of their actions and attachments; muscles are now organized by function rather than by region. Expanded fascia and anatomy trains concepts section includes new illustrations and explanation of the different types of fascia, the structure and function of the fascial web, and how fascia reacts to physical stress. New Strengthening Exercises chapter covers the basics of strengthening, especially useful for athletic training. New Stretching chapter includes illustrations and information on the purpose and benefit of stretching and how to perform various stretching techniques. Updated Posture and the Gait Cycle chapter more clearly explains and demonstrates concepts. Video icons in the book indicate when content is supported by videos on the companion DVD. Updated! Student resources on the companion Evolve website help you review for kinesiology quizzes, tests, and exams with bone and bony landmark identification exercises, crossword puzzles, drag-and-drop labeling exercises, radiographs, a comprehensive glossary of terms from the book, and answers to chapter review questions.
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 9/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Foreword
Enhanced Preface
Fundamentals of Structure and Motion of the Human Body
Parts of the Human Body
Mapping the Human Body
Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones
Skeletal Tissues
Bones of the Skeleton
Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints
Joint Action Terminology
Classification of Joints
Joints of the Axial Body
Joints of the Lower Extremity
Joints of the Upper Extremity
Myology: Study of the Muscular System
Attachments and Actions of Muscles
Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue
How Muscles Function ETH The Big Picture
Types of Muscle Contractions
Roles of Muscles
Types of Joint Motion and Musculoskeletal Assessment
Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction
Neuromuscular System
Posture and the Gait Cycle
Stretching
Strengthening Exercises
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