The second edition of Essentials of Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant continues to deliver a rich and varied learning experience that is needed to succeed in today's fast-paced PTA programs. Clear, concise explanations of anatomy and function, full-color illustrations and unique atlas-style chapters make even the most complex concepts easy to master. Plus, a robust lineup of on- and off-line resources, featuring the companion Evolve website, give you all the tools you need to succeed both in the classroom and the clinical setting.
Layered learning approach
provides a solid background in anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system and explains why material is relevant to the practice of physical therapy.
Clinical relevance helps you master the basics of human motion before moving on to more complex clinical topics.
Atlas-style muscle presentations clearly link specific muscles or muscle groups with relevant information.
Clinical Insight and Considerations boxes link the concepts of kinesiology with their clinical applications.
Summary boxes and tables pull content together into concise, reader-friendly format.
Study questions and key terminology serves as a valuable study tool for exam preparation.
New to this Edition
Full-color design makes content more vivid.
NEW! Expanded clinical content offers a clearer understanding of structure and function.
NEW! Video clips and clinical photos provide a clear demonstration of palpation techniques.
Structure and Function of the Elbow and Forearm Complex
Structure and Function of the Wrist
Structure and Function of the Hand
Structure and Function of the Vertebral Column
Structure and Function of the Hip
Structure and Function of the Knee
Structure and Function of the Ankle and Foot
Fundamentals of Human Gait
Kinesiology of Mastication and Ventilation
Answer key to study questions
By Paul Jackson Mansfield, MPT, Professor and Program Coordinator, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI and Donald A. Neumann, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI