Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics in Sport, Second Edition, concentrates on the various ways in which an athlete—whether the average participant or the elite competitor—can modify technique to achieve optimal performance. Its emphasis on athletic assessment and physical capacity modification provides a unique perspective that will help coaches and other sport professionals appraise the body structure of their athletes so that strengths can be fully utilized and weaknesses improved. The text also considers growth, development, and gender, and it makes readers aware of mechanical overstresses that can impair performance and cause injuries.
Part I. Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 1. The Assessment and Modification Model
Chapter 2. Talent Identification and Profiling
Part II. Applied Anatomy: Assessment and Modification of Physical Capacities
Chapter 3. Absolute Body Size
Chapter 4. Somatotype in Sport
Chapter 5. Body Composition in Sport
Chapter 6. Proportionality
Chapter 7. Posture
Chapter 8. Strength
Chapter 9. Power
Chapter 10. Speed
Chapter 11. Flexibility
Chapter 12. Balance and Agility
Chapter 13. Modifying Physical Capacities
Part III. Biomechanics: Assessment and Modification of Sport Techniques
Chapter 14. Analysis of Sports Performance
Chapter 15. Image Analysis in Sports Performance
Chapter 16. The Application of Biomechanics in the Improvement of Sport Performance
Chapter 17. Mechanics in Sport: Specific Applications
Part IV. Practical Example
Chapter 18. A Practical Example: Pole Vault
Timothy R. Ackland, PhD, is a professor of functional anatomy and biomechanics in the School of Exercise, Sport Science, and Health at the University of Western Australia. His research interests include the mechanics of human movement with themes spanning exercise rehabilitation, high-performance sport, and human performance in industry.
Bruce C. Elliott, PhD, FACHPER, FASMF, FISBS, FAAKPE, is the senior biomechanist and head of the School of Human Movement and Exercise Science at the University of Western Australia. He has a keen interest in performance optimization and injury reduction in sport and has published more than 170 refereed articles, 50 refereed conference proceedings, and 40 books or book chapters in this general area.
John Bloomfield, PhD, is an emeritus professor at the University of Western Australia and a former director of the Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic at Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth.