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Therapeutic Kinesiology:Musculoskeletal Systems, Palpation, and Body Mechanics

By Mary Ann Foster

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 19, 2019


Therapeutic Kinesiology has been awarded the prestigious 2013 American Medical Illustrators Award to Excellence! 


Therapeutic Kinesiology provides practical and relevant applications of the study of human movement to the practice of massage and bodywork. One of the first kinesiology texts specifically geared to massage therapists, it’s actually three books in one: a kinesiology text, a palpation text, and a body mechanics text. Focused on experiential learning, it is replete with self-study exercises — including many specifically designed to help practitioners avoid work-related injuries. It offers clear, friendly, and easy-to-read coverage of the skeletal, muscular, and neuromuscular systems; joint motion; biomechanics; posture and gait; basic palpation skills, the thorax and respiration; the ankle, foot, knee, hip, pelvis, spine, head, neck, shoulder girdle, arm, hand, and more. Hundreds of color photos and anatomical images appear throughout, along with many practical tips — including expert guidance on client education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Therapeutic Kinesiology

2. The Skeletal System

3. Joint Motion

4. The Muscular System

5. The Neuromuscular System

6. Biomechanics

7. Posture

8. Gait

9. Basic Palpation Skills

10. The Thorax and Respiration

11. The Ankle and Foot

12. The Knee

13. The Hip and Pelvis

14. The Spine

15. The Head and Neck

16. The Shoulder Girdle

17. The Arm and Hand

18. Body Mechanics and Self-Care


Therapeutic Kinesiology:Musculoskeletal Systems, Palpation, and Body Mechanics

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