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Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology by Peggy A. Houglum PT PhD ATC, Dolores B. Bertoti MS PT

By Peggy A. Houglum PT PhD ATC, Dolores B. Bertoti MS PT

A vintage reborn for its Golden Anniversary.

Now celebrating its 50 years in print, this article has held onto the root of its nice luck, whereas additionally being re-invented for today’s viewers. the focal point of this article is still the sensible guide of practical anatomy which will speedy, and convincingly, consultant readers to its use in specialist functionality. this article is full of sleek functions that may exhibit your scholars the relevance of foundational fabric to their destiny careers.

An all-new writer workforce of professional teachers Peggy Houglum and Dolores Bertoti, a brand-new, full-color layout, and new studying and instructing assets on-line at DavisPlus all make the field's finest extra important than ever because it prepares readers to use conception to scientific practice.

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Uniaxial 1° freedom Elbow, interphalangeal joints of fingers and toes, knee, ankle Forearm, subtalar joint of foot, atlas on axis c. Biaxial 2° freedom d. Triaxial 3° freedom PRACTICE POINT When range of motion is limited, there is a corresponding limitation in body segment function. This functional outcome increases impairment and risk of injury and decreases optimal function. Sometimes even loss of motion in one degree of freedom is severely disabling, as would occur in a finger joint of a professional typist, violinist, or baseball pitcher.

For example, the articulation at the wrist is between the distal radius and proximal row of carpal bones; hence, the wrist joint is the radiocarpal joint. Descriptive directional terminology is used to describe the type of movements seen between the two articulating joint segments as described below (Fig. 4). 4 Types of joint movement. qxd 10/31/11 2:04 PM Page 9 Basic Concepts in Kinesiology: Kinematics 9 angle of the joint occurs in the sagittal plane around a medial-lateral axis. Conversely, flexion’s countermovement partner in the opposite direction but along the same plane is extension.

These two units are divided into upper and lower extremities with the axial skeleton placed between them. Each of these chapters within these two units approaches its specific body segment in similar fashion: The bones and joints are presented and followed by a review of the muscles. Once this basic information is provided, how the segment functions is addressed, providing details that are unique for each body segment. Chapter 5 presents information on the shoulder complex. Chapter 6 delves into the elbow and forearm.

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