Kinesiology (ENHANCED EDITION) The Skeletal System and Muscle Function
KINESIOLOGY (ENHANCED EDITION) The Skeletal System
and Muscle Function
By Joseph Muscolino, DC, Instructor, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT; Owner, LearnMuscles, Redding, CT
This complete, full-color atlas of bones and joints contains over 900 illustrations and explains how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers so readers will truly understand how muscles function in the human body. It includes the bones, landmarks, and joints, as well as an introduction to the basics of how muscles function. Kinesiology (Enhanced Edition): The Skeletal System and Muscle Function also provides readers with clinical applications of key kinesiology concepts and important anatomical and physiological terminology that is needed for work in the musculoskeletal field. Plus, in this enhanced edition, users can see major joint movements for themselves on the included DVD!
Introduction: Overview of the Human Body
Part I Organization of the Human Body
Part II The Skeleton
Part III Joint Structure and Function
Part IV Muscle Structure and Function
Vectors Latin/Greek word roots Lists of Attachments and Actions of Muscles
Dr. Joe Muscolino is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and has been an instructor of musculoskeletal and visceral anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology courses for the past 20 years. Dr. Muscolino also runs numerous advanced study workshops, including deep tissue workshops, kinesiology seminars, cadaver labs, and in-services for instructors of massage therapy; he is an NCBTMB approved provider toward certification renewal. Dr Muscolino is the author of Kinesiology, the Skeletal System and Muscle Function, The Muscular System Manual, the Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 2nd edition, The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Coloring Book,The Musculoskeletal Anatomy Flashcards, and Flashcards for Bones, Joints and Actions of the Human Body. Further, he has a regular column entitled Body Mechanics in the Massage Therapy Journal. See Joe's website http://www.learnmuscles.com/
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Applied Kinesiology: A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices
by Robert Frost PhD
This book is an in-depth introductory manual for students and practitioners of Applied Kinesiology (AK), developed originally by George Goodheart. Official training in AK is limited to those with a degree studying in the institute, now this manual makes AK accessible to all therapists. This manual provides complete with professional photos and graphic diagrams, explains: a short history of AK, detailed theoretical principles, precise "how to" of the fundamental procedures, advanced techniques, 33 muscle tests with specific correction techniques, step by step plan in a therapeutic session, and case histories. Frost has developed a comprehensive guide, mapping out the basic principles and applications whereby the muscles of the body act as indicators of deeper stresses and discomforts that often have their root in muscle weakness.
About the Author
Robert Frost received degrees in psychology, biology, and physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1970, he studies traditional kinesiology with Andre Bernard at New York University. He is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and has trained abroad in Neurolinguistic Programming with Robert Dilts, and others. Since 1998 he has been active in the International College of Applied Kinesiology in Germany, creating courses combining psychology and Applied Kinesiology.
See this book's website: http://joyousworld.com/health/ak/index.html
"The name of the game, to quote a phrase, is to get people better. The body heals itself in a sure, sensible, practical, reasonable, and observable manner. “The healer within” can be approached from without... It should be done, it can be done, and this book offers a means and a measure of how it can be done. My appreciation to the author and his staff for the excellent job he has performed in advancing these principles, and my best wishes are extended to all who read this manual."
George J. Goodheart, DC, Founder of Applied Kinesiology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by George J. Goodheart
Chapter 1: FROM BIOMECHANICS TO APPLIED KINESIOLOGY
How Muscles are Tested in Applied Kinesiology
The Development of Traditional Kinesiology or Biomechanics
A Short History of Applied Kinesiology
A Short Discussion of the Anatomy and Physiology of Muscles
Chapter 2: SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED KINESIOLOGY
Anatomy And Physiology Of The Muscles And Related Structures
Neurophysiology: The Nervous System
Neurophysiology: The Nerve Receptors
Stress Research and Applied Kinesiology
A Change in World View: From Newtonian Mechanics to Quantum Mechanics and Chaos Theory
Biological Medicine and the Systems of Regulation
Chapter 3: THE CENTRAL TOOL OF APPLIED KINESIOLOGY - THE MUSCLE TEST
Muscle Testing: Theory, Procedure and Interpretation
Examiner Prejudice or Impartiality
Applications of Muscle Testing
Chapter 4: PRETESTS
How to Prepare an Indicator Muscle for Accurate Testing
A. Is Dehydration Present?
B. Does the Muscle Test Strong “In the Clear”?
C. Can the Muscle be Weakened?
D. Is the Individul Muscle in a Hypertonic State?
Is Neurological Disorganization (Switching) Present?:
E. Ocular Lock
F. Kidney 27 and Ocular Lock Correction
G. Auxiliary K 27
H. Central (Conception) Vessel and Governing Vessel (CG 24, GV 27, GV 1)
Muscle Testing Pretests - A summarized Overview
Chapter 5: DIAGNOSIS AND CORRECTION TECHNIQUES
The Origin-Insertion Technique
The Meridian System
Diagnosis of the Reaction to Substances and Other Stimuli
Activation of the Right and Left Halves of the Brain
Repeated Muscle Testing
Facial Release or Chill and Stretch Techniques for Muscle Stretch Reaction