Drawing on the disciplines of neurophysiology and physics, this new edition explores how the nervous system controls the actions of muscles to produce human motion in relation to biomechanical principles. This contemporary approach is different from the traditional approach, which focuses solely on mechanics and does not consider the role of the sensory system in the control of human movement.Throughout the text, the content is visually reinforced with more than 750 illustrations, many of which are new or upgraded from the previous edition and include specific illustrations of the neuromechanics involved in sport and rehabilitation movements.To encourage a comprehensive learning experience, this edition follows a logical progression where each part builds on the material from the previous section. It begins with an introduction to the biomechanical terms and concepts commonly used to describe movement, focusing on the relation between force and motion. This book provides a scientific basis for the study of human movement while continuing to expand current knowledge in the fields of biomechanics and neurophysiology.
By integrating these fields in a unique framework, this text offers professionals and students both valuable clinical information and inspiration to deepen their study of human movement.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Roger M. Enoka, PhD, is a professor and chair in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a professor in the Health Sciences Centre at the University of Colorado. For more than 30 years, Enoka has focused his research and teaching on the combination of biomechanics and neurophysiology of movement. He conducts an interdisciplinary research programme, which has received continuous funding by the National Institutes of Health for almost two decades. Enoka's professional affiliations include the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Physiological Society, International Society of Biomechanics, and the Society for Neuroscience.