Basic Biomechanics Explained
A sound knowledge of some of the biomechanical material and concepts forms a necessary foundation for the study of physiotherapy. This book aims to explain biomechanics at an introductory level and requries only a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology. It includes numerous examples and clinical applications both for information and to provide illustrations of underlying mechanical principles.
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Energy efficiency and endurance in human movement
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acceleration acting activity allows angle angular applied approximately atoms axis balance biomechanics body segments body weight bone cartilage centre of gravity changes Chapter clavicle collagen compression considered cycle density depends described disc distance effect elastic electrons energy example exercise exerted extension femoral femur flexed flexion fluid foot forward fracture friction gait goniometer greater heel strike horizontal human humerus increased involved isometric joules knee length lever lifting ligaments load lower limb lubrication lumbar mass maximum measured mechanical medial metatarsophalangeal joints metre molecules movement moving muscle contraction muscle fibres muscle force muscle strength myosin normal noted object occurs patient pelvis plane position posterior posture pressure pull quadriceps reaction force resistance rotation sarcomere scapula side speed spine stability stance phase standing static stress stretched surface synovial joints Table tendon tension tibia triceps surae velocity vertical viscosity walking Young's modulus