Dynatomy: Dynamic Human Anatomy With Web Resource brings to life the wonders of human movement and applied anatomy. The book is for students of human performance who have completed an introductory human anatomy course and need a strong text in functional anatomy. The entertaining and easy-to-understand text considers fundamental movements—including posture, walking, running, jumping, throwing, kicking, and lifting—together with selected exercise and sport movements.
The emphasis of Dynatomy is on dynamic muscular motions rather than structural anatomy. Students benefit from a discussion of simple and complex human movements combined with an analysis of the muscles in motion. The text also introduces the muscle control formula and explains how students can use it to identify the ways in which muscles contract during various examples of human movement.
Part I presents an overview of the anatomical foundations of movement and the essential requirements for movement control. Part II examines dynamic movements and basic mechanics, muscular function, fundamental movements, and specialized movements.
Part I. Anatomical Foundations and Essentials of Movement Control
Chapter 1. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Movement
Introduction to Human Anatomy
Introduction to Human Movement
Movement Across the Life Span
Levels of Structural Organization
Anatomical References and Terminology
The Study of Human Movement
Chapter 2. Osteology and the Skeletal System
Functions of the Skeletal System
Skeletal System Organization
Chapter 3. Joint Motion and the Articular System
Joint Structure and Classification
Joint Motion and Movement Description
Types of Joint Movement
Joint Structure and Movement
Chapter 4. Myology and the Muscular System
Functions of Skeletal Muscle
Structure of Skeletal Muscle
Muscle Injury, Pain, and Soreness
Chapter 5. Muscles of Movement
Functional Actions of Muscles
Muscles of Major Joints
Part II. Applied Dynatomy
Chapter 6. Mechanics of Movement
Chapter 7. Muscular Control of Movement and Movement Assessment
Coordination of Movement
Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Posture, Balance, and Walking
Posture and Balance
Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Running, Jumping, Throwing, Kicking, and Lifting
Chapter 10. Analysis of Exercise and Sport Movements
Two Common Sport Movements
Chapter 11. Future Directions of Human Movement Studies
Advances in Medicine and Technology
Limits to Human Performance
William C. Whiting, PhD, is professor and director of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Northridge, where he has won both the Distinguished Teaching Award and Scholarly Publication Award. Dr. Whiting earned his PhD in kinesiology at UCLA. He has taught courses in biomechanics and human anatomy for more than 15 years and has published more than 35 articles and 25 research abstracts. He is coauthor of Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.
Dr. Whiting currently serves on the editorial board of ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal and serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals. Dr. Whiting is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served as president of the Southwest Regional Chapter of ACSM. He is also a member of the American Society of Biomechanics; the International Society of Biomechanics; the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
In his leisure time, Dr. Whiting enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, reading, camping, and hiking. He lives in Glendale, California, with his wife, Marji, and son, Trevor.
Stuart Rugg, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the department of kinesiology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received his doctoral degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics, from UCLA. Since 1995 he has taught classes in human anatomy and biomechanics at Occidental College. Dr. Rugg has received Occidental’s Outstanding Professor honor and is a three-time recipient of the college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. His research focuses on the mechanical factors governing human performance and the effectiveness of sport equipment.
Dr. Rugg has taught a class in musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics for UCLA Extension’s certified fitness training program and for the Mount Saint Mary’s department of physical therapy. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked as a design consultant for exercise and sport equipment companies. Dr. Rugg is an accomplished nature photographer and enjoys reading, camping, hiking, rafting, cycling, and weightlifting.