Princeton University Library Catalog

Kinesiology for occupational therapy / Melinda F. Rybski.

Rybski, Melinda [Browse]
Thorofare, NJ : SLACK, c2012.
2nd ed.
440 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary note:
"This book is written for occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. The purpose of this book is to explore and explain how movement occurs from a musculoskeletal orientation. This text does not discuss the influence and contribution of the sensory system, nervous systems, volition, or cognition on the production of movement, although these are clearly vital parts of movement. This text includes descriptions of how joints, muscles, and bones all interact to produce movement. General information about muscles and assessment of strength, as well as joints and assessment of joint motion, are contained in two chapters that will elucidate this idea of movement. There are six chapters devoted to how movement is produced at each joint (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, lower extremity, and posture). Being able to visualize the internal mechanisms of joint movement and to accurately assess observable joint characteristics is an important part of understanding movement. In order to understand how movement is produced, kinesiology concepts are explained with regard to forces acting on the body and how these forces influence not only movement but ultimately our intervention with clients. Because this book is written for occupational therapists, the first chapter briefly explains concepts particularly related to the profession of occupational therapy. Terminology is defined according to Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process as well as International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) terminology"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Occupational therapy concepts -- Kinesiology concepts -- Range of motion -- Factors influencing strength -- The shoulder -- The elbow -- The wrist -- The hand -- Posture : functional interaction of the spine and pelvis -- The knee, ankle, and foot -- Biomechanical intervention approach -- Rehabilitation : adaptation and compensation.
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