Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials
Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials,
Edition 1
By Joseph E. Muscolino, DC

Publication Date: 23 Dec 2011

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Description

A clear, concise approach provides the anatomical information you need to excel in massage therapy! Know the Body: Muscle, Bone, and Palpation Essentials covers muscle identification plus attachments, actions, stabilization functions, nerve innervation, palpation, and treatment considerations for each of those muscles. Hundreds of full-color illustrations make it easier to learn muscle and bone identification, as well as bony landmarks. Written by expert massage therapy practitioner and educator Joseph E. Muscolino, Know the Body helps you learn -- not simply memorize -- the essentials of muscles, bones, and palpation.

Key Features

  • Full-color, overlay-style muscle illustrations show anatomical structures and include origin and insertion labeling.
  • An introductory overview includes chapters on terminology, the skeletal system, muscle function, and bone palpation.
  • Coverage of bones includes the bones and bony landmarks for each body region.
  • Review activities in muscle region chapters include short case studies highlighting common conditions related to specific muscles and review questions.
  • Treatment considerations explain how to apply muscle and palpation knowledge in massage practice.
  • An illustrated stretching atlas is included as the appendix.
  • A companion CD includes an interactive review of muscles.
About the author
By Joseph E. Muscolino, DC, Instructor, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; Owner, The Art and Science of Kinesiology, Redding, CT
Table of Contents

1. Basic Kinesiology Terminology

2. The Skeletal System

3. How Muscles Function

4. Bone Palpation

5. Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle and Arm

6. Muscles of the Forearm and Hand

7. Muscles of the Spine and Rib Cage

8. Muscles of the Head

9. Muscles of the Pelvis and Thigh

10. Muscles of the Leg and Foot

Appendix: Stretching Atlas

Book details
ISBN: 9780323086844
Page Count: 471
Illustrations: Approx. 750 illustrations (750 in full color)
Retail Price: €52.99
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