Clinically focused, clearly written and vibrantly illustrated, this introductory text equips students with a working knowledge of the force-motion relationship within the musculoskeletal system and the use of biomechanical principles in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction in clinical settings. Content progresses logically, introducing the basic terminology and concepts of biomechanics and providing focused perspectives on the biomechanics of tissues and structures, the biomechanics of joints and applied biomechanics — with case studies throughout to integrate biomechanical knowledge into clinical training for patient care. This updated 5th Edition of Basic Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System highlights the global relevance of musculoskeletal biomechanics and features new full-color images that demonstrate biomechanical movement with vivid detail.
- NEW! Two new chapters familiarize students with biomechanical approaches to the thoracic spine and rib cage, and typical postures (such as squatting) and their biomechanical impact upon indigenous people throughout the world.
- UPDATED! Revised content throughout acquaints students with the most up-to-date and clinically relevant perspectives.
- NEW! Full-color illustrations clarify structures and movements with engaging detail.
- Clinical case studies help students link biomechanical knowledge to practical applications.
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