Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function 2nd Edition PDF Free Download
The term kinesiology literally means the study of motion. Because motion of the body is created by the forces of muscle contractions pulling on bones and moving body parts at joints, kinesiology involves the study of the musculoskeletal system. Because muscle functioning is controlled by the nervous system, kinesiology might be better described as study of the neuromusculosketetal system. And because the importance of fascia is better understood and accepted, perhaps the best description might be study of the neuromyofascialskeletal system! There are three keys to healthy motion: (1) flexibility of soft tissues to allow motion, (2) strength of musculature to create motion and stability, and (3) neural control from the nervous system. This book provides the reader/ student with necessary information to apply this knowledge and to help their clients in the health and fitness fields. Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 2nd edition, is unique in that it is written for the allied health fields of manual and movement therapies, rehabilitation and fitness training. These fields include massage therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, yoga, Pilates, fitness and athletic training, Feldenkrais technique, Alexander technique, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, and exercise physiology. Information is presented in a manner that explains the fundamental basis for movement of the human body as it pertains to working with clients in these fields. Clinical applications are located throughout the text’s narrative and in special light-bulb and spotlight boxes to explain relevant concepts. CONCEPTUAL APPROACH The purpose of this book is to explain the concepts of kinesiology in a clear, simple, and straightforward manner, without dumbing down the material. The presentation of the subject matter of this book encourages the reader or student to think critically instead of memorize. This is achieved through a clear and orderly layout of the information.