Study Briefs


  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

Price: $4.99

Available worldwide from:

Buy Kinesiology on iBooks Buy Kinesiology on Amazon Buy Kinesiology on TextbookRush


This edition of Study Briefs is an introduction to Kinesiology, a field of scientific study based on muscle testing and the mechanisms of body movements. This academic outline is useful as a beginner's introduction or an experienced user's quick refresher. It explains kinesiology and its relationship to differential diagnosis. Quick access to definitions of key terms and explanations of fundamental principles are supported by instructive examples aand clarifying visuals. Key components of kinesiology and biomechanics are addressed, including the articular system, the muscular system and the skeletal system. Topics covered include: anatomy of human movement, bone classifications, types of joints, joint structures, types of muscular tissues, factors that affect muscle tension, and posture. Kinesiology in action and everyday life is discussed. An easy-to-follow reference guide to body areas and corresponding muscle groups is categorized into these regions: neck; trunk and abdomen (trunk extension); lower extremities (hip abduction, adduction, extension, external rotation and flexion); knee (extension, flexion, medial rotation, rotation); ankle (dorsiflexion, planar flexion); foot (eversion, inversion); upper extremities; shoulder, shoulder girdle--abduction, adduction, depression, elevation, flexion, rotation; elbow (extension, flexion); forearm (pronation, supination); wrist (extension, flexion, radial deviation, ulnar deviation); and finger and thumb (flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction).

Topics Covered:

  • Kinesiology and Its Relationship to Differential Diagnosis
  • Anatomy of Human Movement
  • Key Components of Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology in Action
  • Body Areas and Corresponding Muscle Groups
  • Posture
  • References

Browse Subjects