Human Movement & Biomechanics - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780702062360, 9780702065002

Human Movement & Biomechanics

7th Edition

An Introductory Text

Editors: Andrew Kerr Philip Rowe
eBook ISBN: 9780702065002
Paperback ISBN: 9780702062360
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th March 2019
Page Count: 368

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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


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.


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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