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Anatomy of Movement presents 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.
In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author guides 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 dance, exercise, and other physical disciplines.
In this newly-revised edition, a majority of the thousand-plus illustrations are new or have been modified by the author from the original edition. The text has also been updated, and the sequencing of the presentation of the musculoskeletal anatomy has been revised in part.
"A great study companion for any human anatomy course, and perfect for ACE-certified professionals or those studying to take the ACE exam."
—American Council on Exercise, Recommended Reading List
"We actively encourage all members of the Romana’s Pilates® instructor network, as well as trainees in our instructor training program, to read this book. We believe it’s a great source of information to heighten one’s understanding and awareness of how the body moves."
—Daria Pace, Instructor Trainer, Romana’s Pilates®
"Calais-Germain truly understands the musculoskeletal system, its functional anatomy and potential dysfunctions. This book is a 'must-have' for bodyworkers."
—John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., author of Craniosacral Therapy