Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System, 3rd Edition

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Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System, 3rd Edition


With its focus on the normal and abnormal mechanical interactions between the muscles and joints of the body, Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition provides a foundation for the practice of physical rehabilitation. This comprehensive, research-based core text presents kinesiology as it relates to physical rehabilitation in a clinically relevant and accessible manner. It provides students and clinicians with the language of human movement — and acts as a bridge between basic science and clinical management. Full-color anatomic and kinesiologic illustrations clearly demonstrate the anatomy, functional movement, and biomechanical principles underlying movement; and dynamic new video clips help you interpret new concepts with visual demonstration.

    • More than 900 high-quality illustrations provide you with the visual accompaniments you need to comprehend the material.
    • Clinical Connections boxes at the end of each chapter in Sections II through IV highlight or expand upon a particular clinical concept associated with the kinesiology covered in the chapter.
    • Special Focus boxes interspersed throughout the text provide numerous clinical examples that demonstrate why kinesiologic information is needed.
    • Critical thinking questions challenge you to review or reinforce the main concepts contained within each chapter.
    • Evidence-based approach emphasizes the importance of research in physical therapy decision-making.
    • Evolve site for students comes with video clips, answers to study questions, and references linked to Medline.
    • Evolve site for instructors includes an image collection from the text, teaching tips, and lab activities.
      • NEW! Kinesiology of Running chapter covers the biomechanics of running.
      • NEW! Video clips help you interpret new concepts with visual demonstration.
      • NEW! All-new content on the pelvic floor.
      • NEW! Thoroughly updated references emphasize the evidence-based presentation of information in the text.
      • NEW! QR codes linked to videos for easy viewing on mobile devices.
      • NEW! Pageburst enhanced edition allows you to access multimedia content from the eBook without going to another website.
      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
       App I: Trigonometry Review and Additional Biomechanical Problems
      Section II: Upper Extremity
       5. Shoulder Complex
       6. Elbow and Forearm
       7. The Wrist
       8. The Hand
       App 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. Miscellaneous Topics in Kinesiology (tentative title – will include mastication, ventilation, and pelvic floor)
       App 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
       16. NEW! Kinesiology of Running
       App 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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