The Muscular System Manual

The Muscular System Manual

The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body

4th Edition - February 22, 2016

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  • Author: Joseph Muscolino
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323327718
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323327701

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Joe Muscolino’s The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 4th Edition is an atlas of the muscles of the human body. This approachable, yet detailed, musculoskeletal anatomy manual provides both beginner and advanced students with a thorough understanding of skeletal muscles in a compartmentalized, customizable layout. Each muscle spread shows the individual muscle drawn over a photo of the human body, with an arrow to indicate the line of pull of the muscle, and explains: the muscle name, the origin of that name, Greek and Latin derivations, pronunciation, attachments, actions, eccentric contraction function, isometric contraction function, innervation to two levels of detail with predominant levels in bold, and arterial supply to two levels of detail. This new edition also features robust Evolve resources, an updated art program, and new chapter review and critical thinking questions that encourage you to apply what you have learned to prepare for practice.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Overlay art, consisting of over 380 full-color anatomical illustrations of muscles, bones, and ligaments drawn over photographs, helps identify the positions of muscles and bones in the human body.
  • UNIQUE! Electronic Muscle and Bone Review Program features a base photograph with a skeleton drawn in and a list of every muscle for each major region of the body so students can choose any combination of muscles and place them onto the illustration — allowing them to see not only the muscle attachments, but also the relationship among the muscles of the region.
  • Complete muscle coverage in an easy-to-understand layout makes this text appropriate for novices to anatomy, as well as intermediate and advanced students.
  • Content organized by body region and includes information on how muscles in that region function together and large drawings of the muscles of that region so you can go directly to the topic you are studying.
  • Covers the methodology for each muscle with information for learning muscle actions to explain the reasoning behind each action — and encourage you to learn and not just memorize.
  • A four-color, student-friendly design with sections clearly boxed throughout and checkboxes that help you keep track of what you need to learn and what you have mastered.
  • Customizable format, with checkboxes and numbered lists in each muscle layout, presents basic muscle information for the beginning student in bold type and more advanced information in regular type.
  • Palpation boxes include bulleted steps instructing how to palpate each muscle so you can apply this assessment skill in practice.
  • Evolve website for instructors includes TEACH Resources, a Test Bank, and an image collection so instructors can easily access all of the materials they need to teach their course in one place — and track through the course management system provided via Evolve.
  • Evolve website for students includes access to audio of the author reading aloud muscle names, attachments, and actions for the muscles covered in the book, labeling exercises, and more to enrich your learning experience.

Table of Contents

  • Forewords
    How to Use This Book
    Part 1: The Musculoskeletal System
    1. Basic Kinesiology Terminology
    2. The Skeletal System
    3. How Muscles Function
    Part 2: The Skeletal Muscles of the Upper Extremity
    4. Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle Joints
    5. Muscles of the Glenohumeral Joint
    6. Muscles of the Elbow and Radioulnar Joints
    7. Muscles of the Wrist Joint
    8. Extrinsic Muscles of the Finger Joints
    9. Intrinsic Muscles of the Finger Joints
    Part 3: The Skeletal Muscles of the Axial Body
    10. Muscles of the Spinal Joints
    11. Muscles of the Rib Cage Joints
    12. Muscles of the Temporomandibular Joints
    13. Muscles of Facial Expression
    Part 4: The Skeletal Muscles of the Lower Extremity
    14. Muscles of the Hip Joint
    15. Muscles of the Knee Joint
    16. Muscles of the Ankle and Subtalar Joints
    17. Extrinsic Muscles of the Toe Joints
    18. Intrinsic Muscles of the Toe Joints
    Part 5: Functional Mover Groups of Muscles
    19. Functional Groups of Muscles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2016
  • Published: February 22, 2016
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323327718
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323327701

About the Author

Joseph Muscolino

Dr. Muscolino is a licensed soft-tissue oriented chiropractic physician with a private practice in Stamford, CT. He has been in practice since 1985. He has taught A&P, kinesiology, and musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology courses at SUNY and the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT). Dr. Muscolino is also an approved provider by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) for continuing education (CE) credit for massage therapists and bodyworkers and runs numerous advanced study workshops.

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, New York; Owner, The Art and Science of Kinesiology, Redding, Connecticut

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