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

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North Atlantic Books, Nov 6, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
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Learning anatomy requires more than pictures and labels; it requires a way "into" the subject, a means of making sense of what is being shown. Anatomy of the Moving Body addresses that need with a simple yet complete study of the body's complex system of bones, muscles, and joints and how they function. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 3D images, the book contains 31 lectures that guide readers through this challenging interior landscape. Each part of the body is explained in brief, manageable sections, with components described singly or in small groups. The author doesn’t just name the muscles and bones but explains the terminology in lay language. Topics include the etymology of anatomical terms; origins and attachments of muscles and their related actions; discussion of major functional systems such as the pelvis, ankle, shoulder girdle, and hand; major landmarks and human topography; and structures relating to breathing and vocalization. This second edition features all-new illustrations that use a 3D digital model of the human anatomical form. The book's thoroughness, visual interest, and clear style make it ideal for students and teachers of the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques as well as for practitioners of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and dance.
 

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Contents

WHAT IS ANATOMY?
1
Anatomical Terminology
5
Bones Muscles and Joints
13
HEAD AND NECK REGlON
19
Base of the Skull and Its Attachments
25
Muscles of the Face and law
35
Suspensory Muscles of the Larynx
41
The Tongue
47
The Abdominal Muscles
123
Suspensory Muscles of the Thorax
127
The Spiral Musculature of the Trunk
135
SHOULDER GIRDLE AND UPPER LlMB
139
Muscles of the Arm and Shoulder t
149
Muscles of the Forearm
157
Muscles of the Hand and Wrist
163
Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand
175

Muscles of the Palate
51
Muscles of the Throat
55
The Larynx
59
SPINE AND TRUNK REGION
67
The vertebrae of the Spine
71
The Spine and Its Supporting Ligaments
81
Deep Layers
87
Middle and Superficial Layers
97
Muscles Attaching to the Front of the Spine
107
THORAX AND ABDOMEN
111
PELVlS AND LOWER l_lllB
181
Muscles of the Pelvis and Hip
193
Muscles of the Thigh
203
The Knee Lower Leg and Ankle
213
Muscles of the Ankle and Foot
223
Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot
237
Index
247
About the Author
259
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About the author (2012)

Ted Dimon is director of the Dimon Institute, a center for the study of movement and performance. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University and has taught and trained teachers in the Alexander Technique for 25 years. He lives in New York City.

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