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Kinesiology : Scientific Basis of Human Motion(Cloth)

Kinesiology : Scientific Basis of Human Motion(Cloth) - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072506099

Cover of Kinesiology : Scientific Basis of Human Motion(Cloth) 9TH 97 (ISBN 978-0072506099)
ISBN13: 978-0072506099
ISBN10: 0072506091
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 97
Publisher: Brown Benchmark (Benchmark Press)
Published: 1997
International: No

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Kinesiology : Scientific Basis of Human Motion(Cloth) - 9TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072506099

Kathryn Luttgens and Hamilton Nancy

ISBN13: 978-0072506099
ISBN10: 0072506091
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 97
Publisher: Brown Benchmark (Benchmark Press)

Published: 1997
International: No

This introductory text provides your students with the basics of anatomy, physiology, and the applications of kinesiology. With an easily accessible style, the authors apply kinesiology theory to sport and other real-life situations to promote understanding and retention.
Examines new technologies in the area of kinesiology to keep students up-to-date with the most recent developments in the field.
Provides the best and most current information so that students receive the latest information available.
Includes a new glossary that gives students an easily accessible resource for unfamiliar terms.
Considers variables such as gender, age, and skill level in both illustrations and text to provide students with information on realistic situations, not just ideal situations.
Applies complicated theories to real-life situations to help students prepare for careers in coaching, sports, and occupational or physical therapy.
Includes material on kinesiology, biomechanics, and sports skills to provide an extremely comprehensive resource on all these related fields.
Provides a practical analysis model, a system through which students can organize their analysis in accordance with the major objectives of the skill.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Study of Kinesiology

The Nature of Kinesiology
Components of a Kinesiological Analysis
Laboratory Experiences

Part I: Anatomical and Physiological Fundamentals of Human Motion

2 The Musculoskeletal System: The Skeletal Framework and Its Movements

The Bones
Orientation of the Body
Fundamental Movements of Major Body Segments
Analyzing Joint Motions
Laboratory Experiences

3. The Musculoskeletal System: The Musculature

Skeletal Muscle Structure
Skeletal Muscle Function
Coordination of the Muscular System
Methods of Studying the Actions of Muscles
Muscular Analysis
Laboratory Experiences

4. The Neuromuscular Basis of Human Motion

The Nervous System and Basic Nerve Structures
The Motor Unit
Sensory Receptors
Reflect Movement
Volitional Movement
Neuromuscular Analysis
Laboratory Experiences

5. The Upper Extremity: The Shoulder Region

The Shoulder Girdle
Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
The Shoulder Joint
Muscles of the Shoulder Joint
Joint and Muscular Analysis of Fundamental Movements
Common Injuries of the Shoulder Region
Laboratory Experiences

6. The Upper Extremity: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

The Elbow Joint
The Radioulnar Joints
Muscles of the Elbow and Radioulnar Joints
Muscular Analysis of Fundamental Movements of the Forearm
The Wrist and Hand
Muscular Analysis of the Fundamental Movements of the Wrist, Fingers, and Thumb
Cooperative Actions the Wrist and Digits
Common Injuries of the Forearm, Elbow, Wrist, and Fingers
Laboratory Experiences

7. The Lower Extremity: The Hip Region

The Pelvic Girdle
Relationship of the Pelvis to the Trunk and Lower Extremities
The Hip Joint
Muscles of the Hip Joint
Common Injuries of the Thigh, Hip Joint, and Pelvis
Laboratory Experiences

8. The Lower Extremity: The Knee, Ankle, and Foot

The Knee Joint
Muscles of the Knee Joint
Muscular Analysis of Fundamental Movements of the Leg at the Knee Joint
The Ankle and Foot
Muscles of the Ankle and Foot
Muscular Analysis of Fundamental Movements of the Ankle and Foot
Common Injuries of the Leg, Knee, and Ankle
Laboratory Experiences

9. The Spinal Column and Thorax

Structure and Articulation of the Spinal Column
Movements of the Spine as a Whole
Muscles Operating the Spinal Column
Muscular Analysis of Fundamental Movements of the Head and Spine
Structure and Articulations of the Thorax
Movements of the Thorax
Muscles of Respiration
Muscular Analysis in Respiration
Common Injuries of the Neck, Back, and Thorax
Laboratory Experiences

Part II: Fundamentals of Biomechanics

10. Terminology and Measurement in Biomechanics

Introduction to Terminology
Quantities in Biomechanics
Vector Analysis
Laboratory Experiences

11. The Description of Human Motion

Kinematic Description of Motion
Laboratory Experiences

12. The Conditions of Linear Motion

The Nature of Force
Newton's Laws of Motion
Forces That Modify Motion
Free-Body Diagrams
Work, Power, and Energy
The Analysis of Linear Motion
Laboratory Experiences

13. The Conditions of Rotary Motion

Rotary Force
The Lever
Newton's Laws and Rotational Equivalents
Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces
The Analysis of Rotary Motion
Laboratory Experiences

14. The Center of Gravity and Stability

Center of Gravity
Stability and Equilibrium
Finding the Center of Gravity in the Human Body
Laboratory Experiences

Part III: Motor Skills: Principles and Applications

15. The Standing Posture

Significance of Posture
Support of the Standing Posture
Factors Related to the Standing Posture
Principles Applied to Posture
Postural Adaptation to External Conditions and Special Problems
Posture Screening
Laboratory Experiences

16. Kinesiology of Fitness and Exercise

Kinesiology and Exercise Programs
Developing Flexibility
Exercises for Muscle Strength and Endurance
Modification of Common Exercises to Fit the PRE Concept
Evaluating Exercises
Laboratory Experiences

17. Moving Objects: Pushing and Pulling

Pushing and Pulling
Principles of Pushing and Pulling Motions
Push-Pull Applications
Analysis of the Push-Pull Pattern in Archery
Laboratory Experiences

18. Moving Objects: Throwing, Striking, and Kicking

Sequential Movements
Principles Relating to Throwing, Striking, and Kicking
Examples of Throwing, Striking, and Kicking
Laboratory Experiences

19. Locomotion: Solid Surface

Jumping, Hopping, and Leaping
Additional Forms of Locomotion
Laboratory Experiences

20. Locomotion: The Aquatic Environment

Aquatic Locomotion: Swimming
Aquatic Stunts
Aquatic Locomotion: Rowing, Canoeing, and Kayaking
Laboratory Experiences

21. Locomotion: When Suspended and Free of Support

Suspension Activities
Nonsupport Activities
Laboratory Experiences

22. Impact

Meaning of Impact and Its Reception
Principles in Receiving Impact
Laboratory Experiences

23. Instrumentation for Motion Analysis

Instrumentation for Kinematic Analysis
Instrumentation for Kinetic Analysis
Computer Models and Simulation
Using Quantitative Analysis Summary


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