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Introductory Biomechanics

Introductory Biomechanics [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Kerr
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An interactive text ideal for all health and sports professional students who require a basic understanding of the major biomechanical principles they meet in practice, including movement analysis and tissue mechanics. Starting from the point of zero-knowledge, this book presents what can be a very dry and difficult area, in an engaging and visual way using everyday objects to illustrate the principles and linking this to human anatomy and movement . Less time is spent on mathematics and classic mechanics with greater emphasis on how these principles are applied to professional practice

Introductory Biomechanics uses workbook-style learning diffusing manageable chunks of theory with learning activities and ultimately making the link back to clinical application. The accompanying CD is closely tied in with the text, containing video clips and real motion analysis data of walking, jumping, cycling and rising from a chair. There are also numerous animations of principles in action. The user is in control of most clips and animations and can change settings and manipulate variables practically showing biomechanics in action. The CD also contains a dynamic quiz drawing randomly from a pool of over 70 questions (MCQs, fill-in-the-blanks, true/false) which also provides feedback and percentage score on completion.

  • Problems are posed to help students work through the theory and apply it to clinical scenarios
  • CD offers thought-experiment activities, animations, video clips and scored quizzes to aid student learning
  • Icons in text link to accompanying CD making the theory come alive
  • Boxes containing additional information on many subjects extend knowledge or provide historical perspective to the principle in question

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1993 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1 Pap/Cdr edition (21 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00440D6GM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #265,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written 23 Sep 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book makes the difficult subject of biomechanics more understandable!
I am a Pod student and it has given me a brilliant basis of understanding for the subject.
It doesn't overwhelm you with complex terminology and has lots of practical activities throughout the book which makes the theories and laws easier to remember.
I would definitely recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to biomechanics 16 Aug 2010
By Rkite
This book is a fantastic insight on biomechanics for the beginner, but after finishing the book will make you feel like a novice in the area. Extremely well written with good breakdowns and example explanations, making it very easy to follow and understand.
The style it is written is also very friendly and humerous, which actually makes it fun to read but still profesional at the same time.
The book itself covers many important topics in an easy to follow order, so when progressing onto the next chapter, previous knowledge must be used to follow and understand.
Great description on each topics, with depth of explanations on some of the harder to understand areas. Includes practical activities and cd-rom that refers to set parts of the text.
As a profesional in the area of health and fitness, this book has greatly improved my knowledge and progressed my potential for progression with clients. For this reason, it is a MUST HAVE for anyone within the same industry!
Only negative to say about the book, is it has left me wanting to know more about biomechanics, as it has only scratched the surface in an area which has extreme depth and ongoing studies.
Many thanks to Andy Kerr, will look forward to the next piece of literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written 19 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really enjoying this book the DVD really helps. Not yet started my course hoping to get a head start by doing reading before and this written is written so a lay person can understand
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3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says 21 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Explians things well which is just what I wanted. If anything a little too basic, could be made a bit more technical.
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