- Filename: biomechanics-of-skeletal-muscles.
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- Publisher: Human Kinetics
This is a resource for those seeking advanced knowledge of muscle biomechanics. The book contains over 300 detailed illustrations and a host of special features designed to facilitate a clear understanding of the topics presented.
Biomechanics of skeletal muscles as well as injuries are described in this book in a sophisticated and comprehensive way. It talks about different approaches of Injury and Skeletal Biomechanics. It focuses on the perspectives of force, motion, kinetics, kinematics, deformation, stress and strain examined in various matters like human muscles and skeleton, gait, injury and risk evaluation in a particular situation. The book discusses a myriad of different matters from image processing to articular cartilage biomechanical characteristics, gait behavior in varied situations, and training, to musculoskeletal and wound biomechanics modeling and risk estimation to motion preservation. This book will prove to be of great value to learners and practitioners who want to use it to change and evolve advanced graduate courses and school level teaching in biomechanics.
This title presents an overview of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts provides a thorough update to the rapidly evolving fields of biomechanics of human motion and motor control with research published in biology, psychology, physics, medicine, physical therapy, robotics, and engineering consistently breaking new ground. This book clarifies the meaning of the most frequently used terms, and consists of four parts, with part one covering biomechanical concepts, including joint torques, stiffness and stiffness-like measures, viscosity, damping and impedance, and mechanical work and energy. Other sections deal with neurophysiological concepts used in motor control, such as muscle tone, reflex, pre-programmed reactions, efferent copy, and central pattern generator, and central motor control concepts, including redundancy and abundance, synergy, equilibrium-point hypothesis, and motor program, and posture and prehension from the field of motor behavior. The book is organized to cover smaller concepts within the context of larger concepts. For example, internal models are covered in the chapter on motor programs. Major concepts are not only defined, but given context as to how research came to use the term in this manner. Presents a unified approach to an interdisciplinary, fragmented area Defines key terms for understanding Identifies key theories, concepts, and applications across theoretical perspectives Provides historical context for definitions and theory evolution
This book provides an in-depth explanation of normal movement, measurement of movement, and theory-based intervention strategies for remediation of adaptation to limitations in occupational performance. This text provides a comprehensive analysis of normal human movement and provides specific explanations of how movements are produced at specific joints throughout the body. Assessment procedures are included so that movement can be measured. Because clients are seen due to limitations in movement, theory-based intervention strategies are provided with principles of treatment explained in detail.
Skeletal Muscle Mechanics: From Mechanisms to Function summarises the variety of approaches used by today's scientist to understand muscle function and the mechanisms of contraction. This book contains research by leading scientists from numerous fields using many different scientific techniques. Topics covered include: * Cellular and molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle contraction * Historical perspective of muscle research * The newest developments in techniques for the determination of the mechanical properties of single cross-bridges * Theoretical modelling of muscle contraction and force production * Multifaceted approaches to determine the in vivo function of skeletal muscle This state-of-the-art account is written by internationally recognised authors and will be a valuable resource to researchers of biomechanics in sports science and exercise physiology. "I expect this book to be excellent and timely." Professor R. McNeill Alexander FRS, School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
The latest edition of this well organised and authoritative book provides a comprehensive account of the mechanics of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Covering the key areas including the properties of biomaterials, common measuring techniques and modelling, Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition also integrates historical aspects thus building a bridge between old and familiar knowledge and the latest developments in biomechanics. As with the previous edition there are numerous applications and extensive questions and answers at the end of sections. Specific changes for this edition include: Major revision of the section on biological materials including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, muscle and joints and new discussion of failure and healing Extensive updating of material covering force, pressure distribution, optical methods and simulation Increase in the number and type of applications across a broad range of disciplines Biomechanics of the Musculo-skeletal System, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all students, professionals and researchers concerned with biomechanical aspects of the human or animal body.
Examines the structural, mechanical and neurophysiological properties of skeletal muscle as they relate to force and movement and translates these properties into rigorous and mechanically consistent models of skeletal muscle. Including a chapter on modelling skeletal muscle using simple shapes and a comprehensive discussion of the molecular events of muscular force production. Theoretical Models of Skeletal Muscle will be invaluable reading for professionals and students within the fields of biomechanics, kinesiology, sports science and physiotherapy. The workings of the "cross-bridge model," the "Hill model," the "energetics model," and a model based on continuum mechanics are evaluated in detail.
Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.
The fully updated second edition presents clear and accessible explanations of the biomechanical principles of injury and how injuries affects the normal function of muscles, connective tissues, and joints.
The objective of this book remains the same as that stated in the first edition: to present a comprehensive perspective of biomechanics from the stand point of bioengineering, physiology, and medical science, and to develop mechanics through a sequence of problems and examples. My three-volume set of Bio mechanics has been completed. They are entitled: Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues; Biodynamics: Circulation; and Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress, and Growth; and this is the first volume. The mechanics prerequisite for all three volumes remains at the level of my book A First Course in Continuum Mechanics (3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. , 1993). In the decade of the 1980s the field of Biomechanics expanded tremen dously. New advances have been made in all fronts. Those that affect the basic understanding of the mechanical properties of living tissues are described in detail in this revision. The references are brought up to date.
Introduction to Sports Biomechanics provides a genuinely accessible and comprehensive guide to all of the biomechanics topics covered in an undergraduate sports and exercise science degree. Now revised and in its second edition, Introduction to Sports Biomechanics is full of visual aids to support the text. Every chapter contains cross references to key terms and definitions from that chapter, learning objectives and summaries, study tasks to confirm and extend your understanding, and suggestions to further your reading. Clearly structured and with many student friendly features, the text covers: movement patterns - exploring the essence and purpose of movement analysis qualitative analysis of sports movements movement patterns and the geometry of motion quantitative measurement and analysis of movement force and torques - causes of movement the human body and the anatomy of movement. This edition is supported by a website containing animation and video clips, and offers sample data tables for comparison and analysis and multiple choice questions to confirm your understanding of the material in each chapter. Introduction to Sports Biomechanics is a must have for students of sport and exercise, human movement sciences, ergonomics, biomechanics, and sports performance and coaching. Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415339940.
"Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access," introduces exercise biomechanics in concise terms that explain external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement.
Written by the foremost authority on the subject, Kinetics of Human Motionis the sequel and companion to the 1998 text Kinematics of Human Motion. World-renowned biomechanics expert Vladimir Zatsiorsky has written Kinetics of Human Motionto be an indispensable reference for human movement professionals. Although biomechanical analysis of human motion can be conducted on different structural levels, this book focuses on the examination of forces that create entire body motion. By examining the forces that create entire body motion, the text develops the biomechanical knowledge of the reader. Kinetics of Human Motionis divided into six chapters that cover external contact forces, statics, kinematic chains, inertial characteristics of the body, dynamics of human motion and work, and energy in human motion. Readers will learn about the following: Three-dimensional analysis of forces and movements - Kinetics of multilink chains - Stability of equilibrium - Inertial properties of the human body - Joint torques and forces - Inverse problem of dynamics This text is advanced and assumes some knowledge of algebra and calculus, yet the emphasis is clearly on understanding physical concepts, not mathematical formulae. The book features helpful refreshers of basic mathematical concepts and kinesiology and other movement-related topics to facilitate reader comprehension of the topics presented. Kinetics of Human Motionis packed with illustrations and equations to help clarify and reemphasize the main concepts; it also contains review problems, applied research problems, end-of-chapter questions, and references throughout. For a more rounded understanding of the concepts, each chapter includes “From the Literature” elements, which support the theories discussed while offering other viewpoints. This is the second book in a three-book series that will cover the entire range of biomechanics of human motion. Kinematics of Human Motionwas the first book; this book, Kinetics of Human Motion, covers the analysis of entire body motion; the muscle biomechanics will be covered in the third volume of the series.