Kinesiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Kinesiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


Approaching the subject of kinesiology from the perspective of occupational therapy, this unique text written by occupational therapists examines the everyday activities of people using the principles of biomechanics to adapt to changes in their functional abilities. This new edition stresses applicability to clinical practice with the inclusion of case examples.
  • In-depth coverage of wrist and hand pathokinesiology, as well as normal kinesiology function of the wrist and fingers
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, and applications that enhance studying and learning
  • 12 appendices and a glossary with metric conversions, review of mathematics, a diagram of body segment parameters, and laboratory activities
  • New material providing explanations of the pathokinesiology of shoulder subluxation, rotator cuff tear, adhesive capsulitis, fractures, tendon injuries, and shoulder problems secondary to CVA
  • More case studies and less emphasis on heavy calculations to ensure the concepts are more easily grasped
  • Perforated lab manual filled with activities tied directly to the chapters
  • Enhanced illustrations for easier visualization of the concepts demonstrated
Section I: Multidisciplinary Basis for the Understanding of Human Movement
1. Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Occupational Therapy: A Good Fit
2. The Study of Human Movement: Concepts from Related Fields
3. Gravity: A Constant Force
4. Linear Force and Motion
5. Rotary Force, Torque, and Motion

Section II: Basic Concepts Applied to Musculoskeletal Regions
6. The Head and Torso
7. The Proximal Upper Extremity
8. The Distal Upper Extremity
9. The Lower Extremity

A. English to Metric Conversions
B. Body Segment Parameters
C. Solutions to Chapter Applications
D. Review of Mathematics
E. Trigonometric Functions
F. Commonly Used Formulas in Biomechanics
G. Biomechanical Analysis of Function
H. Synopsis of Characters
I. Overview of Muscle Anatomy
J. Working Models of the Finger and Hand
K. Learning Objectives
L. Laboratory Activities

Biomechanical Interventions Lab Manual
David Paul Greene, PhD, MS, OTR, Colorado State Univeirsity, Fort Collins, CO and Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR, Changes Occupational Therapy, New York, NY
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