Muscles, Nerves and Movement: In Human Occupation, 3rd Edition
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
The early chapters provide a foundation for the study of movement with the complexity of detail increasing as the book progresses. The functional anatomy is related to the movements of daily living and is supported by activities for experiencing and observing the way we perform everyday tasks. The later chapters consider the integration of sensory and motor processes in the nervous system for the planning and execution of movement. Clinical note-pads link the basic knowledge to the clinical features of common orthopaedic and neurological problems.
1: Basic Units, Structure and Function: Supporting Tissues, Muscle and Nerve.
2: Movement Terminology.
3: The Central Nervous System: The Brain and Spinal Cord.
4: The Peripheral Nervous System: Cranial and Spinal Nerves.
SECTION II: ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT IN EVERYDAY LIVING.
5: Positioning Movements of the Shoulder and Elbow.
6: Manipulative Movements: The Forearm, Wrist and Hand.
7: The Nerve Supply of the Upper Limb.
8: Support and Propulsion: The Lower Limb.
9: Nerve Supply of the Lower Limb.
10: Upright Posture and Breathing: The Trunk.
SECTION III: SENSORIMOTOR CONTROL OF MOVEMENT.
11: Sensory Background to Movement.
12: Motor Control.
SECTION IV: HUMAN OCCUPATION: COMPONENTS AND SKILLS.
13: Performance of Functional Movements.
14: Occupational Performance
- extension of the study of movement to the components of occupational performance
- self assessment exercises based on case histories
"Its...focus on movement within daily activity makes it an especially valuable text for the occupational therapy student and a useful refresher for the practising, returning or refocusing practitioner"
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1997
"I would recommend this book as a useful support text for undergraduate physiotherapists studying kinesiology"
Physiotherapy, April 1997