Human Movement & Biomechanics
Human Movement & Biomechanics,
Edition 7
Edited by Andrew Kerr, PhD, MSc, MCSP and Philip Rowe, PhD

Publication Date: 17 May 2019

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Now in its seventh edition, this reputable textbook is an ideal introduction to the study of human movement and an excellent reference encouraging and directing further study. For the first time there is a chapter dedicated to measuring and understanding physical activity, recognising the importance of this area to many health and sports professionals. More time is spent explaining the basic principles of biomechanics and the way they can be used to improve practice,including tissue mechanics and movement analysis techniques. An Introduction to Human Movement and Biomechanics is the perfect guide for students and professionals all around the world to consolidate learning and apply to real clinical/sports situation. Information is given in a clear and accessible way, with case studies, illustrations, textboxes and practical examples.

New Features

• A chapter on physical (in)activity.

• More chapters explaining basic biomechanics and its application to understanding

human movement.

• A new section dedicated to measuring human movement including movement

analysis techniques.

• A whole chapter of case studies with real patient and athlete data

• Scientific theory related to re-learning movement and movement control.

• Problems posed to help students work through the theory and apply it to

clinical scenarios

• Written by well-known and multi-disciplinary researchers with extensive

experience in the field

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• Case studies, including videoclips and animations

• Hundreds of self-assessment questions

About the author
Edited by Andrew Kerr, PhD, MSc, MCSP, Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and Philip Rowe, PhD, Professor Of Rehabilitation Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Section I. How Things Move and Flow

2. Force

3. Stability and Balance

4. Energy and Movement

5. Flow

Section II. Human Movement

6. Skeletal Muscle, Muscle Work, Strength, Power and Endurance

7. Joint Mobility

8. Posture and Balance

9. Motor Control

10. Development and Decline of Movement

Section III. Measurement of Movement

11. Nine Key Things That Define Physical Movement

12. Biomechanical Measurements Including Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis Systems

13. Clinical Measures of Mobility Within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework

14. Physical (In)Activity

Section IV. Restoring and Optimising Human Movement

15. Motor Relearning Principles

16. Ergonomics: The Influence of the Environment on Human Movement

17. Case Studies in Human Movement



Book details
ISBN: 9780702062360
Page Count: 352
Illustrations: Approx. 404 illustrations
Retail Price: £48.99