Biomechanics in Clinic and Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443101700, 9780702032998

Biomechanics in Clinic and Research

1st Edition

An interactive teaching and learning course

Authors: Jim Richards
eBook ISBN: 9780702032998
Paperback ISBN: 9780443101700
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th February 2008
Page Count: 232


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a unique resource, which combines an exceptional online course with a practical and accessible book. The course is thoroughly integrated with the text and the many high-quality animations, interactive tests and clear explanations will enable you to gain a confident understanding of the clinical aspects of biomechanics.

Key Features

  • A complete course comprising fully integrated paper and online components
  • 15+ hours online learning time
  • Over 100 high-quality animations bring to life abstract concepts
  • Self-assessed questions and interactive tests help you check your learning
  • Updates keep it at the cutting edge
  • Carefully structured to build from basic principles to complex concepts
  • Highly practical with a constant clinical emphasis
  • Comprehensive coverage

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Maths and Mechanics Jim Richards
Chapter 2: Forces, Moments and Muscles Jim Richards
Chapter 3: Ground Reaction Forces, Impulse and Momentum Jim Richards
Chapter 4: Motion and Joint Motion Jim Richards
Chapter 5: Work, Energy and Power Jim Richards
Chapter 6: Inverse Dynamics Theory Jim Richards
Chapter 7: Measurement of Force and Pressure Jim Richards and Dominic Thewlis
Chapter 8: Methods of Analysis of Movement Jim Richards, Dominic Thewlis and Sarah Jane Hobbs
Chapter 9: Anatomical Models and Marker Sets Jim Richards and Dominic Thewlis
Chapter 10: Measurement of Muscle Function and Physiological Cost Jim Richards, Dominc Thewlis and James Selfe
Chapter 11: Biomechanics of Direct and Indirect Orthotic Management Jim Richards
Chapter 12: Common movement tasks in Clinical Assessment James Selfe, Jim Richards and Dominic Thewlis


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About the Author

Jim Richards

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK