Human Movement & Biomechanics

Human Movement & Biomechanics

An Introductory Text

7th Edition - March 26, 2019

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  • Editors: Andrew Kerr, Philip Rowe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065002
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062360

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Now in its seventh edition, this reputable textbook is an ideal introduction to the study of human movement and an excellent reference encouraging and directing further study. For the first time there is a chapter dedicated to measuring and understanding physical activity, recognising the importance of this area to many health and sports professionals. More time is spent explaining the basic principles of biomechanics and the way they can be used to improve practice, including tissue mechanics and movement analysis techniques. An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics is the perfect guide for students and professionals all around the world to consolidate learning and apply to real clinical/sports situation. Information is given in a clear and accessible way, with case studies, illustrations, textboxes and practical examples.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Section I. How Things Move and Flow

    2. Force

    3. Stability and Balance

    4. Energy and Movement

    5. Flow

    Section II. Human Movement

    6. Skeletal Muscle, Muscle Work, Strength, Power and Endurance

    7. Joint Mobility

    8. Posture and Balance

    9. Motor Control

    10. Development and Decline of Movement

    Section III. Measurement of Movement

    11. Nine Key Things That Define Physical Movement

    12. Biomechanical Measurements Including Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis Systems

    13. Clinical Measures of Mobility Within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework

    14. Physical (In)Activity

    Section IV. Restoring and Optimising Human Movement

    15. Motor Relearning Principles

    16. Ergonomics: The Influence of the Environment on Human Movement

    17. Case Studies in Human Movement



Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: March 26, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702065002
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702062360

About the Editors

Andrew Kerr

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Philip Rowe

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Of Rehabilitation Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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