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Dance anatomy and kinesiology

Author: Karen S Clippinger
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology will help dancers learn anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to dance performance. The text focuses on optimal dance movement and the related principles for understanding the function of body joints. And by applying those principles, dancers can help reduce their risk of injury and enhance their performance longevity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen S Clippinger
ISBN: 0880115319 9780880115315
OCLC Number: 67383645
Description: x, 533 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. The skeletal system and its movements --
Primary tissues of the body --
Bone composition and structure --
Bone development and growth --
The human skeleton --
Joint architecture --
Body orientation terminology --
Joint movement terminology --
Skeletal considerations in whole body movement --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
2. The muscular system --
Skeletal muscle structure and function --
Microstructure of skeletal muscle and muscle contraction --
Muscle architecture --
Muscle attachments to bone --
Muscles, levers, and rotary motion --
Types of muscle contraction (tension) --
Muscular considerations in whole body movement --
Learning muscle names and actions --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
3. The spine --
Bones and bony landmarks of the spine --
Joint structure and movements of the vertebral column --
Description and functions of individual muscles of the spine --
Ideal spinal alignment and common deviations --
Spinal mechanics --
Muscular analysis of fundamental spinal movements --
Key considerations for the spine in whole body movement --
Special considerations for the spine in dance --
Conditioning exercises for the spine --
Back injuries in dancers --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
4. The pelvic girdle and hip joint --
Bones and bony landmarks of the hip region --
Joint structure and movements of the pelvic girdle --
Joint structure and movements of the hip --
Description and functions of individual hip muscles --
Alignment and common deviations of the hip region --
Pelvic and hip mechanics --
Muscular analysis of fundamental hip movements --
Key considerations for the hip in whole body movement --
Special considerations for the hip in dance --
Conditioning exercises for the hip --
Hip injuries in dancers --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
5. The knee and patellofemoral joints --
Bones and bony landmarks of the knee region --
Joint structure and movements of the knee --
Description and functions of individual knee muscles --
Knee alignment and common deviations --
Knee mechanics --
Structure and movements of the patellofemoral joint --
Patellofemoral alignment and the Q angle --
Patellofemoral mechanics --
Muscular analysis of fundamental knee movements --
Key considerations for the knee in whole body movement --
Special considerations for the knee in dance --
Conditioning exercises for the knee --
Knee injuries in dancers --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
6. The ankle and foot --
Bones and bony landmarks of the ankle and foot --
Joint structure and movements of the ankle and foot --
Description and functions of individual muscles of the ankle and foot --
Alignment and common deviations of the ankle and foot --
Mechanics of the ankle and foot --
Muscular analysis of fundamental movements of the ankle and foot --
Key considerations for the ankle and foot in whole body movement --
Special considerations for the ankle and foot in dance --
Conditioning exercises for the ankle and foot --
Ankle and foot injuries in dancers --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
7. The upper extremity --
Bones and bony landmarks of the shoulder complex --
Joint structure and movements of the shoulder girdle --
Joint structure and movements of the shoulder --
Description and functions of individual muscles of the shoulder complex --
Alignment and common deviations of the shoulder complex --
Shoulder mechanics --
Muscular analysis of fundamental shoulder movements --
Special considerations for the shoulder in dance --
Other joints of the upper extremity --
Description and functions of selected individual muscles of the elbow --
Structure and movements of the radioulnar joints --
Key considerations for the upper extremity in whole body movement --
Conditioning exercises for the upper extremity --
Upper extremity injuries in dancers --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
8. Analysis of human movement --
Anatomical movement analysis of whole body movements --
Other methods for movement analysis --
Research-supported movement analysis --
Optimal performance models --
Movement cues --
Summary --
Study questions and applications --
References and resources --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Karen Clippinger.
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