Chapter 9 Posterior Pelvis

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9.1 Significance and Function of the Pelvic Region The pelvis is the kinetic and kinematic center of the musculoskeletal system. It is the center of the functional unit of the…

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Chapter 14 Head and Jaw

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14.1 Introduction Of all the structures in the head region, physical therapists are best able to treat the jaw (temporomandibular joint or TMJ) and the atlanto-occipital joint, which have already…

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Chapter 10 Lumbar Spine

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10.1 Significance and Function of the Lumbar Spine The embryonic curves change during early childhood development in two sections of the vertebral column. The lumbar spine represents one of these…

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Chapter 7 Foot

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7.1 Introduction 7.1.1 Significance and Function of the Foot Function Transmission of body weight onto the underlying surface: during the gait cycle and bipedal stand the construction of the foot…

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Chapter 4 Hand

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4.1 Significance and Function of the Hand The osseous construction of the hand and foot developed in the same manner during a long period of evolution. Even today, many similarities…

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Chapter 11 Abdominal Region

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11.1 Significance of the Region The abdominal wall provides the anterior and lateral cover of the visceral organs. The muscle tone of the abdominal muscles is functionally opposed to the…

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Chapter 6 Knee Joint

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6.1 Introduction The knee joint is not only the largest joint of the body; it is also the joint with the most complicated biomechanics. It connects the longest bones to…

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Chapter 8 Soft Tissues

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8.1 Significance and Function of Soft Tissues Skin and muscles represent independent sensory input organs for treatment methods based on reflexes (connective-tissue massage) and energy flow (acupuncture) as well as…

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