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    This custom e-book combines chapters from Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition; Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System, Second Edition; and Clinical Mechanics in Kinesiology. It is specifically designed for students taking the course, Biomechanics of Sport & Physical Activity at the University of Iowa.

    Table of Contents

    Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System, Second Edition
    Chapter 8. Elementary Biomechanics

    Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition
    Chapter 2. Linear Kinematics: Describing Objects in Linear Motion
    Chapter 6. Angular Kinematics: Describing Objects in Angular Motion
    Chapter 3. Linear Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Linear Motion
    Chapter 7. Angular Kinetics: Explaining the Causes of Angular Motion

    Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System, Second Edition
    Chapter 7. The Neuromuscular System
    Chapter 9. Forces in Muscles and Joints
    Chapter 10. Mechanical Characteristics of Musculoskeletal Components
    Chapter 11. Structural Adaptation of the Musculoskeletal System

    Clinical Mechanics in Kinesiology
    Chapter 10. Shoulder
    Chapter 13. Hip
    Chapter 14. Knee
    Chapter 6. Cervical Spine
    Chapter 8. Thoracic Spine
    Chapter 9. Lumbar Spine and Pelvic Girdle
    Chapter 16. Posture
    Chapter 17. Walking Gait
    Chapter 18. Running Gait

    Audience

    Custom e-book for students taking the course Biomechanics of Sport & Physical Activity at the University of Iowa.

    About the Author

    Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System, Second Edition

    James Watkins, PhD, is a professor of biomechanics in the School of Human Sciences and director of the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre at the Swansea University in Wales. Watkins spent over 20 years in Glasgow, Scotland, as a lecturer and researcher, and he served as the head of the department of physical education, sport and outdoor education at Jordanhill College and later at the University of Strathclyde, both in Glasgow.

    Watkins' main teaching and research specializations are musculoskeletal anatomy and the biomechanics of sport and exercise. He has authored over 80 publications, including three well-known textbooks (An Introduction to the Mechanics of Human Movement, 1983; this text, Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System; and An Introduction to Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, 2007).

    Watkins is a fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), a fellow of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom (PEAUK), and an honorary member of the Association for Physical Education (afPE). He is an advisory board member of the Journal of Sports Sciences and a former chair of the Biomechanics Section of BASES.

    In 1975 Watkins received his PhD in biomechanics from the University of Leeds in England. He resides in Swansea, where he enjoys walking, playing golf, and reading about the history of science. 

    Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition

    Peter M. McGinnis, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he has taught since 1990. He is also the men’s and women’s pole vault coach at SUNY Cortland. Before 1990, Dr. McGinnis was an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. During that time he served as a sport biomechanist in the Sports Science Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, where he conducted applied sport biomechanics research, tested athletes, taught biomechanics courses to coaches, and developed educational materials for coaches.

    Dr. McGinnis is also the biomechanist for the pole vault event for USA Track and Field. As a member of the American Society of Testing Materials, he serves as chair of the pole vault equipment subcommittee and the task group on pole vault helmets. He has authored numerous articles and technical reports about the biomechanics of pole vaulting and has been a reviewer for Sports Biomechanics, the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and the Journal of Sports Sciences.

    Dr. McGinnis is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, and the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport. He received a PhD in physical education from the University of Illinois in 1984 and a BS in engineering from Swarthmore College in 1976.

    Clinical Mechanics in Kinesiology

    Janice K. Loudon, PT, PhD, ATC, is an associate professor in the doctor of physical therapy division in the department of community and family medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in clinical sports medicine and has worked as a physical therapy instructor for over 20 years. Previously, she was an associate professor and director of the doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. In 2007, Loudon was named an Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty by the department of physical therapy education at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

    Loudon has published more than 25 articles in referred journals, written 4 book chapters, and coauthored two editions of The Clinical Orthopedic Assessment Guide (Human Kinetics, 1998, 2008). She is a frequent invited presenter at national, state, and local conferences and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She resides in Durham, North Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, cycling, and gardening.

    Robert C. Manske, PT, DPT, MEd, SCS, ATC, CSCS, is an associate professor of physical therapy at Wichita State University. He earned a doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2006 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Manske was also a sport physical therapy fellow training under the guidance of George J. Davies in one of the first sport physical therapy residency programs. As a practicing physical therapist, Manske has over 18 years of clinical experience in orthopedic rehabilitation and actively researches knee and shoulder rehabilitation and sport performance enhancement.

    Manske has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited 3 home study courses, coauthored 12 home study course chapters, coauthored 30 book chapters, and authored or coauthored 5 books, all related to orthopedic or sport rehabilitation. He is a board-certified sport physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, where he serves as vice president of the Sports Section. Manske presents multiple weekend courses on various topics concerning the shoulder and knee and remains active in clinical practice.

    He also serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. He is a reviewer for several journals, including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy in Sports, Sports Health, Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, and Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.

    In 2007, Manske received the Sports Section Excellence in Education Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. He also received the Kansas Physical Therapy Educator award from the Kansas Physical Therapy Association (2003) and the Rodenberg Teaching Award from the College of Health Professions at Wichita State University (2004).

    Manske and his wife, Julie, live in Wichita. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and watching collegiate and professional sports.

    Michael P. Reiman, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS, is an associate professor in the division of doctorate of physical therapy in the department of community and family practice at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at Wichita State University and clinical faculty in the Duke University Medical Center manual therapy fellowship program.Reiman has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as 9 book chapters and 3 home study courses. He coauthored one text, Functional Testing in Human Performance (Human Kinetics, April 2009), with Robert C. Manske. He has given numerous presentations at national, regional, and local conferences.

    Reiman is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy, Kansas Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Alpha Eta Society. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Physical Therapy and is a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. He is a reviewer for several journals, including British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Clinical Anatomy, and Journal of Athletic Training.

    Reiman is a level 1 track and field coach and a level 1 Olympic weightlifting club coach. He also works as a strength and conditioning specialist for women’s volleyball at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams at Newman University in Wichita.

    Reiman resides in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking in the surrounding hills, and wakeboarding with his children.

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