Movement studies is a core subject studied by all physiotherapists. A good understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of human movemnet is essential for good clinical practice. This book is written in three parts and assumnes only a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The first part covers the basic principles of biomechanics and the control of movement. Part two discusses the principles and types of exercise which can be used in rehabilitation and the final section looks at various clinical applications of movement such as relaxation, gait analysis and ergonomics. * Written in a clear and informative style the text continually relates theory to clinical practice. * The text is well illustrated and contains many references allowing the reader to follow up areas of particular interest. Essential reading for all physiotherapy students, this book will also be invaluable to practitioners wishing to renew their knowledge of treatment regimes and also students from other disciplines such as occupational therapy, podiatry, nursing, osteopathy and chiropractice.

Table of Contents

Mechanical basis of movement; Skeletal basis of movement; Musculoskeletal basis of movement; Neurophysiological aspects of human movement; Normal movement; Classification of exercise; Exercise prescription; Fitness testing; Group exercise; Balance and proprioception; Strength; Isokinetic exercise; Flexibility; Relaxation; Posture; Gait analysis; Walking aids and orthotics; Ergonomic approach to lifting and handling; Clinical measurement


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