Key Features

  • Accessible writing style supported by large number of illustrations (line and photograph)
  • Connects theoretical and practical aspects of human movement and posture
  • Comprehensive
  • Links anatomy, kinaesiology and posture
  • Evidence-based

Table of Contents

Forewords

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1 - Theoretical Background

Chapter 1. The integrative approach to posture

Kinesiological and other factors affecting human posture

Main aspects of normal posture

Chapter 2. Anatomical and kinesiological basis of posture

Basic movement terms

Movement planes in the human body

The muscular system: anatomical and kinesiological aspects of maintaining posture

The foot

The ankle joint

The knee joint

The hip joint

The pelvis

The spinal column

The rib cage

The shoulder girdle

The nervous system in posture

The effect of kinesthetic ability on movement and postural patterns

Part 2: SURVEY OF COMMON POSTURAL DISORDERS

Chapter 3. Postural disorders of the spine: sagittal plane

Kyphosis

Lordosis

Flat back

Injuries to the intervertebral disc

Relaxed posture

Chapter 4. Postural disorders of the spine: coronal/frontal plane

Parameters used in determining scoliosis

Diagnosing scoliosis

Therapeutic exercise for scoliosis

Chapter 5. Postural disorders in the lower extremities and the identification of gait disorders

Disorders in the lower extremities

Identification of functional gait disorders

Chapter 6. Postural disorders and musculoskeletal dysfunction in the upper extremities

Stabilizing elements of the shoulder girdle

Survey of common disorders of the shoulder girdle

Adapted physical activity for functional disorders of the shoulder joint and shoulder girdle

Part 3: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POSTURAL DISORDERS

Chapter 7. Principles for a compr

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443103827
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037009

About the author

Gill Solberg

Dr. Gill Solberg is a graduate of the Zinman College at the Wingate Institute, Israel, with a specialization in postural disorders. During his graduate studies he specialized in Clinical Kinesiology and Adapted Physical Activity for populations with special needs. His doctoral thesis was on this subject. For 12 years Dr. Solberg has been a diagnostician and head therapist at the Holon Therapeutic Sport Center in Israel and was also in charge of hydrotherapy and adapted movement for children with postural disorders. Since 1994 he is a lecturer at the Seminar Hakibbutzim Teachers College and at the Zinman College of Physical Education and sport sciences at the Wingate Institute. He also conducts inservice courses for rehabilitative movement therapists. Dr. Solberg has published many articles and has presented his work at many professional conventions around the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Kibbutzim College of Education; Lecturer, Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute; Private Practitioner