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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 understand kinesiology concepts and how they would be applied 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.
Foreword Enhanced Preface Part I: Fundamentals of Structure and Motion of the Human Body 1. Parts of the Human Body 2. Mapping the Human Body Part II: Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones 3. Skeletal Tissues 4. Bones of the Skeleton Part III: Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints 5. Joint Action Terminology 6. Classification of Joints 7. Joints of the Axial Body 8. Joints of the Lower Extremity 9. Joints of the Upper Extremity Part IV: Myology: Study of the Muscular System 10. Attachments and Actions of Muscles 11. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue 12. How Muscles Function Ð The Big Picture 13. Types of Muscle Contractions 14. Roles of Muscles 15. Types of Joint Motion and Musculoskeletal Assessment 16. Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction 17. Neuromuscular System 18. Posture and the Gait Cycle 19. Stretching 20. Strengthening Exercises Bibliography