Introduction to Human Motion Analysis

Introduction to Human Motion Analysis - EXS 350...

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EXS 350 Introduction to Human Motion Analysis Kinesiology: Is the study of human movement from the point of view of the physical science. o mechanics, anatomy, and physiology Specifically: o biomechanics o musculoskeletal anatomy o neuromuscular physiology Historically: Initially kinesiology was only functional anatomy. Later it was broadened to include sport and dance techniques. o applied to the implements and balls too Kinesiology was used in rehabilitation settings too; o Initially in muscle re-education and therapy o Now, in addition, for postural adjustments and gait o Also, modifications of activity due to limitations in neuromuscular function and musculoskeletal structure The Kinesiology continuum : The educator applies concepts of Kinesiology to the normal body. The therapist applies these concepts to the body with impaired function. o very similar concepts The coach applies these concepts to the supra normal body. o still the same concepts In all cases Kinesiology is used to evaluate the interaction of: o the performer and the environment effect of one on the other and vice-versa o for the purpose of safe, effective, and skillful performance This expresses a symbiotic relationship between form and function;
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course EXS 31757 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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