Approaching the subject of kinesiology from the perspective of occupational therapy, this unique text written by occupational therapists examines the everyday activities of people using the principles of biomechanics to adapt to changes in their functional abilities. This new edition stresses applicability to clinical practice with the inclusion of case examples.
Section I: Multidisciplinary Basis for the Understanding of Human Movement 1. Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and Occupational Therapy: A Good Fit 2. The Study of Human Movement: Concepts from Related Fields 3. Gravity: A Constant Force 4. Linear Force and Motion 5. Rotary Force, Torque, and Motion Section II: Basic Concepts Applied to Musculoskeletal Regions 6. The Head and Torso 7. The Proximal Upper Extremity 8. The Distal Upper Extremity 9. The Lower Extremity Appendixes A. English to Metric Conversions B. Body Segment Parameters C. Solutions to Chapter Applications D. Review of Mathematics E. Trigonometric Functions F. Commonly Used Formulas in Biomechanics G. Biomechanical Analysis of Function H. Synopsis of Characters I. Overview of Muscle Anatomy J. Working Models of the Finger and Hand K. Learning Objectives L. Laboratory Activities Biomechanical Interventions Lab Manual Glossary