Dynatomy brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy by emphasizing dynamic muscular motions rather than structural anatomy. The book includes a companion DVD-ROM, Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy, which provides an engaging review of structural anatomy.
Dynatomy: Dynamic Human Anatomy With DVD brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. The book is for students of human performance who have completed an introductory human anatomy course and need a strong text in functional anatomy. The entertaining and easy-to-understand text considers fundamental movements—including posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking, and lifting—together with selected exercise and sport movements.
The emphasis of Dynatomy is on dynamic muscular motions rather than structural anatomy. Students benefit from a discussion of simple and complex human movements combined with an analysis of the muscles in motion. The text also introduces the muscle control formula and explains how students can use it to identify the ways in which muscles contract during various examples of human movement.
Part I presents an overview of the anatomical foundations of movement and the essential requirements for movement control. Part II examines dynamic movements and basic mechanics, muscular function, fundamental movements, and specialized movements.
The book is packed with features that will deepen students’ appreciation of human movement:
A companion DVD-ROM, Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy, provides an engaging method for students to review structural anatomy, which will help them fully understand the movements of functional anatomy.
Unique illustrations and photos complement the text and improve understanding of difficult concepts.
Chapter objectives, key terms, review questions, and summaries encourage students to interact with and remember the content.
Movement analyses give students critical exposure to functional human movements.
To supplement the text, students have access to additional tables online that summarize the anatomical structures commonly found in introductory courses on human anatomy or functional anatomy. Tables are presented by region (upper extremity, spinal column, and lower extremity) and describe articulations (bones, joints, ligaments, and movements) and muscles (origin, insertion, actions, nerves, and blood supply). The tables are available at www.HumanKinetics.com/Dynatomy.
Interactive anatomy DVD-ROM included!
Completing the text is the Primal Pictures DVD-ROM Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy. This software will help students thoroughly review components of structural anatomy through the use of computer-graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data. Fully interactive 3-D animations show muscular and joint function.
Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy features a complete high-resolution 3-D model of the human musculature. The model can be rotated and allows for 11 layers of anatomy to be visually removed—from muscles down to bones. Specific muscles within the 3-D model can be highlighted, allowing users to view accompanying text about the selected muscle, such as name, primary action, agonists, antagonists, proximal and distal attachments, innervation, and blood supply. Text also accompanies specific ligaments within the model, providing information on function, injury mechanism, and pathology of injury.
The DVD-ROM also includes 34 animations—each of which can be viewed from four different angles—showing clinical muscular function and providing students with a sense of the movement around joints. Four video clips of gross human motions demonstrate complete body movements, such as sit-ups and push-ups, coupled with live-action video clips showing the electrical stimuli of active muscles. To reinforce the content, the software also offers an interactive quiz. Students can select the level of difficulty and number of quiz questions and then use a multiple-choice format to identify or locate various structures on the model.
Part I. Anatomical Foundations and Essentials of Movement Control Chapter 1. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Movement
Introduction to Human Anatomy
Introduction to Human Movement
Movement Across the Life Span
Levels of Structural Organization
Anatomical References and Terminology
The Study of Human Movement
Chapter 2. Osteology and the Skeletal System
Functions of the Skeletal System
Skeletal System Organization
Chapter 3. Joint Motion and the Articular System
Joint Structure and Classification
Joint Motion and Movement Description
Types of Joint Movement
Joint Structure and Movement
Chapter 4. Myology and the Muscular System
Functions of Skeletal Muscle
Structure of Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Injury, Pain, and Soreness
Chapter 5. Muscles of Movement
Functional Actions of Muscles
Muscles of Major Joints
Part II. Applied Dynatomy Chapter 6. Mechanics of Movement
Chapter 7. Muscular Control of Movement and Movement Assessment
Coordination of Movement
Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Posture, Balance, and Walking
Posture and Balance
Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Running, Jumping, Throwing, Kicking, and Lifting
Chapter 10. Analysis of Exercise and Sport Movements
Two Common Sport Movements
Chapter 11. Future Directions of Human Movement Studies
Advances in Medicine and Technology
Limits to Human Performance
About the Authors Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy DVD-ROM User Instructions
Textbook for undergraduate courses in functional anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics; reference for specialists and instructors in human movement.
William C. Whiting, PhD, is professor and director of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Northridge, where he has won both the Distinguished Teaching Award and Scholarly Publication Award. Dr. Whiting earned his PhD in kinesiology at UCLA. He has taught courses in biomechanics and human anatomy for more than 15 years and has published more than 35 articles and 25 research abstracts. He is coauthor of Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.
Dr. Whiting currently serves on the editorial board of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal and serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals. Dr. Whiting is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served as president of the Southwest Regional Chapter of ACSM. He is also a member of the American Society of Biomechanics; the International Society of Biomechanics; the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
In his leisure time, Dr. Whiting enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, reading, camping, and hiking. He lives in Glendale, California, with his wife, Marji, and son, Trevor.
Stuart Rugg, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received his doctoral degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics, from UCLA. Since 1995 he has taught classes in human anatomy and biomechanics at Occidental College. Dr. Rugg has received Occidental’s Outstanding Professor honor and is a three-time recipient of the college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His research focuses on the mechanical factors governing human performance and the effectiveness of sport equipment.
Dr. Rugg has taught a class in musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics for UCLA Extension’s certified fitness training program and for the Mount Saint Mary’s department of physical therapy. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked as a design consultant for exercise and sport equipment companies. Dr. Rugg is an accomplished nature photographer and enjoys reading, camping, hiking, rafting, cycling, and weightlifting.
“What sets this manuscript apart is the inclusion of analytical progressions, principles, and assessments of human movement in a purposeful and basic manner of application. This serves as a comprehensive approach toward examination and application of anatomical concepts.”
Caryl Doberstein, MD, ATC-- University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
"It makes perfect sense for those interested in human movement in sport to read this book following an introductory human anatomy course. It offers a great deal of application of basic anatomy to real-life settings while maintaining a high level of scientific credibility supported by peer-reviewed literature."