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Anatomy of Movement [Paperback]

Blandine Calais-Germain
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5 Dec 1994 0939616173 978-0939616176 English Language Ed
Anatomy of Movement is a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. The emphasis is on basic human anatomy as it relates to external body movement. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author takes the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in physical disciplines.

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  • Paperback: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; English Language Ed edition (5 Dec 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939616173
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939616176
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 17.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blandine Calais-Germain's life-long involement with dance, both as a performer and teacher, eventually led to a more formal study of the complex, integrated movements of the body. From 1977 to 1980 she studied physiotherapy at the French School of Orthopedics and Massage in Paris. In physiotherapy, body movements are analyzed both in terms of their neurophysiological and mechanical aspects, which allows for a better understanding of the actual mechanisms of movement. From her work with dance and physiotherapy, the author developed an innovative method for teaching the physical structures of anatomy in relation to movement. Blandine Calais-Germain presently lives in a small town in the south of France with her husband and their two children.

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The anatomy of movement, in the human body, involves interaction of three systems: the bones, linked together at the joints, are moved by action of the muscles. Read the first page
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Introduction 4 May 2000
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This book offers a lucid and thorough description of the functional and structural anatomy of not only the spine but also all the major joints of the body. Useful reading as a orientating guide for manual practitioners. Makes up for what it lacks in referenced research by illustrating with clear diagrams and brief summaries. Great last minute book to read before practical (for e.g. osteopathy) exams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anatomy of Movement 28 Aug 2006
Brilliant diagrams/drawings and I have found it more useful than a lot of other books on biomechanics and muscle insertions etc.

Highly recommend it BUT everyone has their own way of studying!
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4.0 out of 5 stars see your body in new dimension 4 Aug 2007
By focada
clear diagrams not a lot of extraneous text explaining exactly how body moves and what muscle moves what. compare the movements possible to some dance syllabi and you will clearly see what you are being asked to move in the exercises. not exactly a fun read but as a reference manual of hopw the body works extremely useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book 27 Nov 2012
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I have used this book a lot on my plates course and it is a main text. lovely pictures and descriptions easy to understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad book 29 Jun 2012
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I have others which are a bit more upto date, though this is the only "dance" related version of these types of books. It is a shame that there aren't other books on the subject that go into the detail that yoga and pilates books. Saying that to describe dance anatomically is not an easy task at all. A good book.
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