Human Movement: An Introductory Text

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Mar 22, 2010 - Medical - 288 pages

The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context.

The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

 

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Contents

Joint mobility
27
Motor control
47
Posture and balance
61
Motor learning
85
Psychosocial influences on human movement
101
The influence of the environment on human movement
111
Biomechanics of human movement
123
Function of the upper limb
155
Function of the lower limb
171
Function of the spine
191
Human movement across the lifespan
211
Measuring and analysing human movement
227
Scales of measurement
243
Conclusion
257
Index
261
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