Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints

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North Atlantic Books, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 258 pages
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Written by a leading proponent of the Alexander Technique, Anatomy of the Moving Body offers movement educators a basic manual that provides not only drawings and names but also written lectures that tie this sometimes difficult material into a coherent series of presentations. The book is divided into accessible sections that present muscles and joints in a clear and concise manner without oversimplifying or leaving out necessary details. Each of the 31 chapters covers a basic region of the body. Included is information about bones;origins and attachments of muscles and related actions; joints, major ligaments, and actions at joints; major functional structures such as the pelvis, shoulder girdle, ankle, and hand; etymology of anatomical terms; major landmarks and human topography; and structures relating to breathing and vocalization.
 

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Contents

What is Anatomy?
3
Anatomical Terminology
7
Bones Muscles and Joints
15
Head and Neck Region
21
The Skull
23
Base of the Skull and Its Attachments
33
Muscles of the Face and Jaw
37
Suspensory Muscles of the Larynx
43
The Thorax and Muscles of Respiration
113
The Abdominal Muscles
125
Suspensory Muscles of the Thorax
131
The Spiral Musculature of the Trunk
137
Shoulder Girdle and Upper Limb
141
The Shoulder Girdle
143
Muscles of the Arm and Shoulder
153
Muscles of the Forearm
161

The Tongue
47
Muscles of the Palate
51
Muscles of the Throat
57
The Larynx
61
Spine and Trunk Region
67
Anterior Muscles of the Cervical Spine
69
The Vertebrae of the Spine
73
The Spine and Its Supporting Ligaments
83
Deep Layers
89
Middle and Superficial Layers
99
Muscles Attaching to the Front of the Spine
107
Thorax and Abdomen
111
Muscles of the Hand and Wrist
167
Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand
179
Pelvis and Lower Limb
185
The Pelvic Girdle
187
Muscles of the Pelvis and Hip
199
Muscles of the Thigh
207
The Knee Lower Leg and Ankle
217
Muscles of the Ankle and Foot
227
Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot
239
Index
249
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Theodore Dimon, Jr., Ed., directs the Dimon School for the Alexander Technique in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He became certified to teach the Alexander Technique at London’s Constructive Teaching Centre in 1983, and received both his master’s and doctorate degrees in Education from Harvard University. A founding director of the North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (NASTAT), he has served for the past nine years as President of the Alexander Technique Archives, a non-profit organization that promotes research and scholarship on the Technique. He is the author of The Undivided Self: Alexander Technique and the Control of Stress.

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