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Human Movement, 6th Edition

An Introductory Text

Human Movement, 6th Edition,Tony Everett,Clare Kell,ISBN9780702031342


Churchill Livingstone




246 X 189

The sixth edition of this popular text introducing human movement to a range of readers, offers the building blocks, signposts and opportunities to think about the application and integration of basic Human Movement theory. It confirms basic knowledge which is then applied to specific areas. Drawing on the expertise of a range of authors from the healthcare professions, the new edition has adopted a themed approach that links chapters in context. 

The strength of this current edition is the explicit chapter integration which attempts to mimic the realities of human movement. The themed approach explores the psychosocial influences on movement. Integration is further facilitated by increased cross-referencing between the chapters and the innovative use of one themed case study throughout. Framed about a family unit, this case study enables chapter authors to explicitly apply the content of their chapters to the real world of human movement. 
Taken as a whole, this more integrated format will enable readers to see the reality and complexity of human movement.

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Tony Everett

M.Ed. BA, PG Dip Biomechanics, grad Dip Phys, Cert HE

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Wales, UK

Clare Kell


Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Wales, UK Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Human Movement, 6th Edition


1 Introduction
Tony Everett and Clare Kell

2 Skeletal muscle, muscle work, strength, power and endurance
Tim Sharp and Tony Everett

3 Joint mobility
Tony Everett

4 Motor control
Bernhard Haas

5 Posture and balance
Clare Kell

6 Motor learning
Nicola Phillips

7 Psychosocial influences on human movement
Sally Scott-Roberts

8 The influence of the environment on human movement
Philippa Coales

9 Biomechanics of human movement
Robert W.M. van Deursen, Tony Everett

10 Function of the upper limb
Valerie Sparks and Mike Smith

11 Function of the lower limb
Tony Everett and Marion Trew

12 Function of the Spine
Valerie Sparks

13 Human movement across the lifespan
Lyn Horrocks

14 Measuring and analysing human movement
Tony Everett

15 Scales of measurement
Susan Corr and Roshni Khatri

16 Conclusion
Tony Everett and Clare Kell


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