Essentials of Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323036160, 9780323063005

Essentials of Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant

1st Edition

Authors: Paul Mansfield Donald Neumann
eBook ISBN: 9780323063005
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 11th February 2008
Page Count: 416

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With clear, concise explanations and detailed illustrations, ESSENTIALS OF KINESIOLOGY FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT is designed specifically for fast-paced PTA programs. This book makes even the most complex and daunting content logical and easy to understand by starting with the basic principles of kinesiology and building up to the applied presentation of upper- and lower-extremity areas of the body. A unique atlas-style layout used in body-region chapters pairs an illustration of an individual with a listing of that muscle’s attachments, innervations, and actions, providing you with valuable information in an excellent visual reference. This student-friendly book also features chapter outlines, key terms, learning objectives, clinical feature boxes, and much more to make learning easy.

Key Features

  • Nearly 400 high-quality images used throughout the text visually reinforce key concepts.
  • Clinical Insight and Consider This… boxes detail kinesiologic issues specifically related to clinical practice and special interest to help you focus on how principles are applied in practice and how they affect people’s everyday lives.
  • At the end of each chapter, Summary Boxes provide a visual summary of the key topics covered in the section to help you make sure you’ve grasped the content.
  • Study Questions at the end of each chapter help you prepare for examinations.
  • Key Terminology listings in each chapter, with definitions in the glossary, help you master the language of kinesiology.
  • Additional Readings, with a listing of sources for additional reading, provide you with sources for more information on topics of interest.
  • Learning Objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter give you an overview of the chapter and a checklist to help prepare for examinations.
  • The approachable writing style simplifies complex topics and tailors information to your needs as a PTA student.
  • Practicing terminology is easy with the Evolve website’s online flashcards and labeling exercises, plus a bibliography simplifies research and helps you quickly find what you need.

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Principles of Kinesiology

    2. Structure and Function of Joints

    3. Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle

    4. Structure and Function of the Shoulder Complex

    5. Structure and Function of the Elbow and Forearm Complex

    6. Structure and Function of the Wrist

    7. Structure and Function of the Hand

    8. Structure and Function of the Vertebral Column

    9. Structure and Function of the Hip

    10. Structure and Function of the Knee

    11. Structure and Function of the Ankle and Foot

    12. Fundamentals of Gait

    13. Temporomandibular Joint and Ventilation





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About the Author

Paul Mansfield

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Program Coordinator, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI

Donald Neumann

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI