As my first exposure to kinesiology, this book accommodated both my nascence to the subject AND my desire to learn it all in detail. Each chapter begins with an overview of relevant anatomy, and then proceeds to describe them in terms of specific and global function. This editorial style has the benefit of making it easier to remember and understand origins/insertions/functions when compared to the conventional anatomy reference. For example, Thieme's atlas might state that the lumbricals "flex the MCP joints and extend the DIP/PIP joints," without clarifying how exactly that occurs. The hand chapter of this text fully addresses the difficulty of envisioning the mechanics behind this seemingly paradoxical function.
The "clinical" offshoots present examples of kinesiology in a rehabilitative context, which are oodles of fun for aspiring rehab specialists. The end of each section provides an appendix for innervations, dermatomes, and the specific origins/insertions for each muscle.
Forewarning: The last chapter "The Kinesio of Walking" describes the specific nuances of your foot, ankle, knee, and hip in each instance of the gait cycle, and is a dread to get through. I wouldn't be too hard on yourself if you lightly skimmed over it to avoid the monotony.
- Hardcover: 725 pages
- Publisher: Mosby Inc; 2 edition (1 December 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323039898
- ISBN-13: 978-0323039895
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.8 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
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