Biomechanics of the Kicking Motion
Renee Nicholas-1/2 page of injury prevalence
Joseph Lyles-1/2 page of injury prevalence and the Thesis
Carroll Reynolds-Biomechanics results research
Sarah Montgomery-Biomechanics results research
Edwin McCord -Describe
Articular cartilage is found in synovial joints.
Articular cartilage functions:
Increase load distribution area
Allow movement while reducing friction and wear
Six types of synovial joints
Basic Terminology and
Biomechanics concerns the application of classical
mechanics to the analysis of biologic and physiologic
Biomechanics aims to improve the knowledge of the
Peripheral Nerves &
Spinal Nerve Roots
A) Sense change in the body and in the external environment
B) Interpret changes
C) respond to interpretations by initiating muscular contractions
(or hormonal secretions)
1. What are the actions of the gluteus medius? Abduction of the hip, lateral pelvic rotation
ipsilaterally, internal rotation/flexion from anterior fibers, external rotation/extension
from posterior fibers
2. Functionally what i
Articular Cartilage Haley Gerken
1. What are the three types of cartilage found in the body? The three types of
cartilage are fibrous, elastic and hyaline.
2. Is a meniscus articular cartilage? No, the meniscus is fibrous cartilage.
3. Where is articular
1. What is a vector? A vector is a quantity that has both magnitude and direction.
Graphically, vectors are represented by arrows with length varying based on
2. What are tensors? Tensors are a broad category of quantities that
Skeletal muscle is most abundant tissue in human body
Skeletal muscle functions:
Protect skeleton by absorbing shocks
Maintain body posture
Composition and Structure of
Please type out the answers to the following questions and email me your answers.
1. What is the Screw Home Mechanism? The Screw Home Mechanism is where
the tibia will externally rotate on femur and lock, decreasing work that
1. What are the scapula stabilizing muscles? Upper trap, lower trap, serratus interior,
rhomboids, levator scapula, pec minor
2. What is the primary purpose of the rotator cuff? Depress the head of the humerus
3. What is the action of t
Elbow & Wrist Worksheet
1. At what joint[s] of the elbow do flexion and extension occur?
2. What are the two elements of structural stability of the elbow?
-coronoid process protects the elbow from excessive posterior displ
Foot & Ankle Worksheet
1. What structures support the medial longitudinal arch? The medial
longitudinal arch is passively supported by the plantar fascia, long and short
plantar ligaments, and the spring ligament. Also the tibialis anterior and