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Musculoskeletal Function

Musculoskeletal Function: An Anatomy and Kinesiology Laboratory Manual

Dortha Esch
Marvin Lepley
Illustrations by Jean Magney
Copyright Date: 1974
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 134
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    Musculoskeletal Function
    Book Description:

    A basic guide to the study of kinesiology. May be used as a textbook by students of occupational and physical therapy, prosthetics, and orthotics, and as a reference for clinicians in these fields.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-8153-2
    Subjects: Health Sciences

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-2)
  3. Osteology
    (pp. 3-3)

    The study of osteology is a necessary first step in the development of an understanding of human motion. The skeletal system provides the structure of the musculoskeletal system, with the bones joined in a variety of articulations which allow different kinds of movement. Since the skeleton provides the points of attachment for the muscles, which provide the force for motion, knowledge of the bony landmarks is essential for determining their line of action. The landmarks designated on the following pages are those which are most important for the analysis of motion.

    Suggested procedure for study:

    1. Look at each bone....

  4. Skeletal Landmarks
    (pp. 11-16)

    The skeletal landmarks included in this section are those which are relatively easy to identify on yourself or a subject. The ability to locate these landmarks is a necessary first step for the identification of muscles. It will also help you relate your knowledge of anatomy to your own body and will facilitate your understanding of the function of the musculoskeletal system.

    Recommended procedure for study of this section:

    1. Identify the bony landmarks on the skeleton. The osteology charts in this manual may be used as a reference.

    2. Read the directions for locating the skeletal landmark and palpate...

  5. Surface Anatomy
    (pp. 17-39)

    The muscles included in this section are those which can be observed or palpated with relative ease. Many deep muscles are difficult or impossible to identify on a subject with normal musculature. The ability to identify the muscles on yourself or a classmate will increase your understanding of their actions. The occupational or physical therapist uses this skill in the evaluation of the patient’s motor function.

    Recommended procedure for study of this section:

    1. Read the directions for identification of the muscle and/or its attachments. Some muscles may be easily seen as they contract, while others are partially covered and...

  6. Kinesiology
    (pp. 40-104)

    Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Such study requires knowledge of the anatomy of the skeletal and neuromuscular systems, consideration of the mechanical factors which affect motion, and analysis of the ways in which muscles act together to provide coordinated movement. This section of the manual was designed to guide your analysis of each of the motions possible at each of the joints of the human body.

    Although the movements which we use in everyday life are complex, combinations of motion usually involving several joints, their study requires precise definition with an axis for motion designated. Therefore, the motions...

  7. Problems
    (pp. 105-122)

    These problems are presented to direct your study to the various principles of muscle function and movement. Assignments may be made periodically as the subject matter is pertinent to your study in class. Because this manual begins with the lower extremity and ends with the upper extremity, many of the first problems are related to lower extremity activity. Problems 13 through 25 deal exclusively with the upper extremity.

    1. Movement of the human body, like that of a machine, is subject to the law of mechanics. Motion occurs when the force of a contracting muscle is applied to the skeleton,...

  8. References
    (pp. 123-123)
  9. Index
    (pp. 123-126)