Kinesiology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323069441, 9780323291422


2nd Edition

The Skeletal System and Muscle Function

eBook ISBN: 9780323291422
eBook ISBN: 9780323081894
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 21st September 2010
Page Count: 704

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See the body's bones, joints, and muscles in action! Highly visual and in full color, Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function makes it easy to understand kinesiology concepts and how they would be applied to the treatment of dysfunction. It contains over 1,200 illustrations, including a bone atlas that shows every bone in the human body and six chapters with detailed, illustrated coverage of joints. Written by noted educator and author Joseph E. Muscolino, this book clearly depicts how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers. This edition expands its reach to athletic training with two new chapters on stretching and strengthening exercises. A companion DVD includes video clips with over 60 minutes of footage demonstrating all the major joint actions of the human body.

Key Features

  • Companion DVD includes over one hour of video demonstrating all the major joint actions of the human body, with a voiceover explanation of the names of the motions, the planes in which motion occurs, and the axes around which motion occurs.
  • Unique! A focus on the needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers makes it easier to apply kinesiology concepts to the practice of massage therapy.
  • Unique! A complete bone atlas includes over 100 full-color photographs showing every bone in the human body.
  • 1,200 full-color illustrations help you understand concepts relating to the bones of the human body, joints of the human body, and muscle function parts.
  • A logical, easy-to-reference format moves from basics (like parts of the body) to more difficult topics (such as microphysiology).
  • Six chapters on joints cover structure, function, and terminology, with specific illustrations on each joint in the human body: joints of the axial body, joints of the upper extremity, and joints of the lower extremity.
  • Student-friendly features in each chapter include an outline, learning objectives, overview, key terms with pronunciations, and word origins designating the Latin or Greek derivative.
  • Clear, simple explanations make it easy to understand kinesiology concepts, including muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system.
  • Expert author Joseph E. Muscolino, DC, offers years of experience in the study of muscles and muscle function, as well as bodywork and massage, and conveys that information in an understandable format.

Table of Contents

Enhanced Preface
Part I: Fundamentals of Structure and Motion of the Human Body
1. Parts of the Human Body
2. Mapping the Human Body
Part II: Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones
3. Skeletal Tissues
4. Bones of the Skeleton
Part III: Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints
5. Joint Action Terminology
6. Classification of Joints
7. Joints of the Axial Body
8. Joints of the Lower Extremity
9. Joints of the Upper Extremity
Part IV: Myology: Study of the Muscular System
10. Attachments and Actions of Muscles
11. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue
12. How Muscles Function Ð The Big Picture
13. Types of Muscle Contractions
14. Roles of Muscles
15. Types of Joint Motion and Musculoskeletal Assessment
16. Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction
17. Neuromuscular System
18. Posture and the Gait Cycle
19. Stretching
20. Strengthening Exercises


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