Kinetic Anatomy 2nd Edition PDF

Kinetic Anatomy 2nd Edition PDF

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Human anatomy has not changed during our lifetimes, so why would a textbook titled Kinetic Anatomy need a second edition? Although the subject matter is essentially unchanged, the manner in which it is presented is always subject to change. Numerous faculty and students looking for an entry-level text positively received the first edition of Kinetic Anatomy. As a result of their comments and suggestions, a second edition of Kinetic Anatomy has been prepared in a manner that will further enhance learning. I thank all those who took the time to provide helpful feedback and suggestions.
Students studying human anatomy will find this second edition even more helpful, with new full-color illustrations that enhance the written text. The “hands-on” experiences that have readers use their own bodies or that of a partner to learn various anatomical structures and the “focus points” that present common anatomical conditions were well received in the first edition, and additional experiences have been included in the second edition. Also included from the first edition are the end-of-chapter reviews of terminology (lists of the key terms that are boldfaced within each chapter), suggested learning activities, and practice multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions pertaining to material introduced in the chapter. An answer sheet for these questions appears after the final chapter of the text. Also retained from the first edition is a list of suggested readings for those who want additional information about material presented in this book. New to the second edition is an index that allows for easier use of the book.
The primary goals of Kinetic Anatomy, Second Edition, remain as they were in the first edition. One goal is to present the basic vocabulary of anatomy. This knowledge will enable readers to communicate with colleagues, physicians, therapists educators, coaches, allied health personnel, and others using a universal language of human anatomy and enhanced comprehension of human anatomy. A second goal is to give readers a firm concept of how a human body is constructed and how it moves by discussing bones, tying the bones together to make articulations (joints), placing muscles on the bones (crossing joints), and then observing how the joints move when the muscles contract. The book also discusses the nerves and blood vessels that supply the muscles essential to movement, but the main emphasis is on putting together the human body for the purpose of studying movement. Knowing what structures are involved and how they should function allows an individual to identify problems and correct them to enhance physical activity. Other areas of human anatomy require more extensive learning of the internal organs, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, and the respiratory system. The typical student of physical education, athletic training, and allied health care fields will likely examine these systems in advanced studies of anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neurophysiology, and other scientific offerings involving the human body. A third goal, possibly less academic but most important of all, is to impart knowledge that allows the pursuit of healthy living. Knowing about your body can alert you to potential problems and, with other acquired information, help you prevent or resolve those problems and lead a healthful lifestyle.
As it was in the first edition, this text is organized into four parts. Part I discusses the basic concepts of anatomy. The remainder of the text, like many textbooks on kinesiology and biomechanics, divides the body into the upper extremity (part II of this text); spinal column, pelvis, and thorax (part III); and lower extremity (part IV).

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