Kinesiology for Manual Therapies

Kinesiology for Manual Therapies textbookBy Nancy Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB; Timothy Agnew, BA, LMT, ACSM, NCTMB; and R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS
0073402079 © 2011
Price: $92.67

This innovated text is to provide an advanced look at kinesiology and functional anatomy. Included are learning-intensive guides that will help students develop palpation skills, support their knowledge base of anatomy, and build a toolbox of techniques that provide a mechanism for specializing treatments. This text is a collective effort to explore the curriculum of kinesiology along with massage techniques, therapeutic exercises, and flexibility for multiple manual therapies. It is approached from a wide perspective of needs in multiple manual therapies, massage therapy and bodywork, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physical fitness. This book help bridge the gap between basic anatomy and physiology courses. This book is divided into chapters that provide a close anatomical look at each major joint of the body. The organization of the book is two-fold: a chapter on joints and muscles of the anatomy for a particular area is followed by a chapter that teaches specific techniques of massage for that area.

Kinesiology for Manual Therapies has an accompanying Online Learning Center (OLC) for both instructors and students. To help the instructor there are PowerPoints and test bank questions for each chapter; Image bank of all the illustrations in the text to print and use as handouts; and instructor manual with answers to the student text, lesson plans, teaching strategies, and a course outline; and 3 sample syllabi. For the students there are flashcards per chapter of the key terms; PowerPoints and a practice quiz for each chapter; and printable copies of the worksheets from the student text for extra practice.

This text is for the students in an advance massage therapy course that has prior A&P knowledge. It will also work well in other manual therapy courses such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physical fitness. This book will serve as a great reference text also.

Kinesiology for Manual Therapies

By Nancy Dail, Timothy Agnew, & R. T. Floyd
Published by McGraw-Hill

Part One: Introduction to Structural Kinesiology

  • Chapter 1: Foundations of Structural Kinesiology
  • Chapter 2: Neuromuscular Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3: Basic Biomechanical Factors and Concepts

Part Two: Upper Extremities

  • Chapter 4: The Shoulder Girdle-Dynamic Stability for the Shoulder Joint
  • Chapter 5: Dimensional Massage Techniques for the Shoulder Girdle Muscles
  • Chapter 6: The Shoulder Joint
  • Chapter 7: Deep Tissue Techniques for the Shoulder Joint Muscles
  • Chapter 8: The Elbow and Radioulnar Joints
  • Chapter 9: The Radioulnar Riddle: Techniques for Repetitive Action
  • Chapter 10: The Wrist and Hand Joints
  • Chapter 11: Unwinding the Soft Tissues of the Forearm: Dimensional Massage Techniques for the Muscles of the Hand and Wrist
  • Chapter 12: Concepts of Muscular Analysis and Clinical Flexibility of the Upper Extremities

Part Three: Trunk

  • Chapter 13: The Trunk and Spinal Column
  • Chapter 14: The Balancing Act: Structural Perspectives of the Head and Neck and Dimensional Massage Techniques

Part Four: Lower Extremities

  • Chapter 15: The Hip Joint and Pelvic Girdle
  • Chapter 16: Deep Tissue of the Low Back and Posterior Pelvis
  • Chapter 17: The Knee Joint
  • Chapter 18: Dimensional Massage Techniques for the Muscles of the Thigh and Knee Joint
  • Chapter 19: The Ankle and Foot Joints
  • Chapter 20: Dimensional Massage Techniques for the Muscles of the Leg, Ankle, and Foot
  • Chapter 21: Muscular Analysis the Trunk and Lower Extremity Exercises

Appendix A-References & Resources

Appendix B-Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain History Questionnaire





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