Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System, 2nd Edition

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Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System, 2nd Edition


Brilliantly and abundantly illustrated, this dynamic resource is the most comprehensive, research-based, reader-friendly text on kinesiology. An engaging approach explores the fundamental principles in vivid detail and clarifies the link between the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to help you ensure a clear, confident understanding.

  • UNIQUE! Clinical Connections boxes in each chapter enhance your understanding and promote practical application.

  • Special Focus boxes and clinical examples throughout the text bridge classroom content with real-world application to help you succeed in practice.

  • Logically organized content establishes an understanding of fundamental concepts before moving on to more complex material to make learning easier.

  • Chapter outlines provide a framework for learning and enable you to reference specific topics at a glance.
  • UNIQUE! A companion Evolve Resources website reinforces your understanding through kinesiology video clips and answers to study questions.
  • UNIQUE! More than 500 high-quality, full-color illustrations clarify musculoskeletal anatomy and reinforce anatomic concepts.
  • Study questions in each chapter test your comprehension and strengthen your critical-thinking capabilities.

Section I: Essential Topics of Kinesiology

1. Getting Started

2. Basic Structure and Function of Human Joints

3. Muscle: The Ultimate Force Generator in the Body

4. Biomechanical Principles

Appendix I: Trigonometry Review and Additional Biomechanical Problems

Section II: Upper Extremity

5. Shoulder Complex

6. Elbow and Forearm

7. The Wrist

8. The Hand

Appendix II: Reference Materials for Muscle Attachments and Innervation of the Upper Extremity

Section III: Axial Skeleton

9. Axial Skeleton: Osteology and Arthrology

10. Axial Skeleton: Muscle and Joint Interactions

11. Kinesiology of Mastication and Ventilation

Appendix III: Reference Materials for Muscle Attachments and Innervation of the Axial Skeleton

Section IV: Lower Extremity

12. Hip

13. Knee

14. Ankle and Foot

15. Kinesiology of Walking

Appendix IV: Reference Materials for Muscle Attachments and Innervation of the Lower Extremity

Donald A. Neumann, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


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