Learn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino's Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines how muscles function. This new edition also boasts an all-new chapter on biomechanics, more than 100 online video clips, and an interactive muscle program. If you want a thorough understanding of muscle function and how to apply that knowledge on the job, then there's no better guide than Muscolino!
Part I: Fundamentals of Structure and Motion of the Human Body 1. Parts of the Human Body 2. Mapping the Human Body
Part II: Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones 3. Skeletal Tissues 4. Fascia 5. Bones of the Skeleton
Part III: Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints 6. Joint Action Terminology 7. Classification of Joints 8. Joints of the Axial Body 9. Joints of the Lower Extremity 10. Joints of the Upper Extremity
Part IV: Myology: Study of the Muscular System 11. Attachments and Actions of Muscles 12. Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue 13. How Muscles Function - The Big Picture 14. Types of Muscle Contractions 15. Roles of Muscles 16. Types of Joint Motion and Musculoskeletal Assessment 17. Determining the Force of a Muscle Contraction 18. Biomechanics NEW! 19. Neuromuscular System 20. Posture and the Gait Cycle 21. Postural Distortion Patterns 22. Stretching 23. Strengthening Exercises