- Filename: biomechanics-of-skeletal-muscles.
- ISBN: 9781450428842
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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.
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.
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
This title presents an overview of biomechanical principles for use in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
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.
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.
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.
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
In its Second Edition, this text addresses basic and applied physiological properties of skeletal muscle in the context of the physiological effects from clinical treatment. Many concepts are expanded and recent studies on human muscle have been added. This new edition also includes more clinically relevant cases and stories. A two-page full color insert of muscle sections is provided to ensure integral understanding of the concepts presented in the text. Anyone interested in human movement analysis and the understanding of generation and control from the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems in implementing movement will find this a valuable resource.
Kinesiology is a comprehensive textbook on kinesiology, or the study of movement. Chapters are organized by body region, and each includes a review of functional anatomy and biomechanics, with application and discussion of locomotion and pathokinesiology. Designed for physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, and any other area that studies kinesiology. Now every copy of Carol A. Oatis's Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement is packaged with a new three-dimensional anatomy CD-ROM from Primal Pictures. Instructors: There are free online instructor and student resources on the book’s companion Website. For more information and to request your review copy, visit http://connection.lww.com/go/oatis.
The theory of blood circulation is the oldest and most advanced branch of biomechanics, with roots extending back to Huangti and Aristotle, and with contributions from Galileo, Santori, Descartes, Borelli, Harvey, Euler, Hales, Poiseuille, Helmholtz, and many others. It represents a major part of humanity's concept of itself. This book presents selected topics of this great body of ideas from a historical perspective, binding important experiments together with mathematical threads. The objectives and scope of this book remain the same as in the first edition: to present a treatment of circulatory biomechanics from the stand points of engineering, physiology, and medical science, and to develop the subject through a sequence of problems and examples. The name is changed from Biodynamics: Circulation to Biomechanics: Circulation to unify the book with its sister volumes, Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues, and Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress, and Growth. The major changes made in the new edition are the following: When the first edition went to press in 1984, the question of residual stress in the heart was raised for the first time, and the lung was the only organ analyzed on the basis of solid morphologic data and constitutive equations. The detailed analysis of blood flow in the lung had been done, but the physiological validation experiments had not yet been completed.
"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.
Provides readers with a detailed understanding of the different facets of muscle physiology. Examines motoneuron and muscle structure and function. It is intended for those need to know about skeletal muscle--from undergraduate and graduate students gaining advanced knowledge in kinesiology to physiotherapists, physiatrists, and other professionals whose work demands understanding of muscle form and function.