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Paediatric biomechanics and motor control : theory and application / edited by Mark De Ste Croix and Thomas Korff.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (329 p.)
Series:
Routledge research in sport and exercise science.
Routledge research in sport and exercise science
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Subjects:
Motor ability in children.
Biomechanics.
Child development.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control brings together the very latest developmental research using biomechanical measurement and analysis techniques and is the first book to focus on biomechanical aspects of child development. The book is divided into four main sections, looking at biological change during motor development; force production; the biomechanics of postural control and fundamental motor skills, and clinical applications of research into paediatric biomechanics and motor control. Written by a team of leading experts in paediatric exercise science, biomechanics and motor control from the UK, the US, Australia and Europe, the book is designed to highlight the key implications of this work for scientists, educators and clinicians. Each chapter is preceded by a short overview of the relevant biomechanical concepts and concludes with a summary of the practical and clinical applications in relation to the existing literature on the topic. This book is important reading for any sport or exercise scientist, health scientist, physical therapist, sports coach or clinician with an interest in child development or health"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Front Cover; Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I: Biological changes during motor development; 1. Growth and maturation during childhood: Craig A. Williams, Louise Wood and Mark De Ste Croix; 2. Sensory development and motor control in infants and children: Jan Piek; 3. Development of neuromuscular coordination with implications in motor control: Eleftherios Kellis and Vassilia Hatzitaki; Part II: Motor development and force production
4. Development of strength during childhood: Louise Wood and Mark De Ste Croix5. Development of musculoskeletal stiffness: Anthony Blazevich, Charlie Waugh and Thomas Korff; 6. Paediatric biomechanical modelling techniques: Thomas Korff and Florian Fath; Part III: Biomechanical aspects of the development of postural control and selected fundamental motor skills; 7. Biomechanical aspects of the development of postural control: Jody Jensen and Renate van Zandwijk; 8. Biomechanical aspects of the development of walking: Beverly Ulrich and Masayoshi Kubo
9. Biomechanical aspects of the development of object projection skills: Stephen Langendorfer, Mary Ann Roberton and David StoddenPart IV: Selected clinical applications; 10. The biomechanical basis of injury during childhood: Caroline F. Finch and Dara Twomey; 11. Dynamic knee stability during childhood: Mark De Ste Croix and Martine Deighan; 12. Developmental Coordination Disorder: biomechanical and neuromuscular considerations: Jill Whitall and Jane Clark; 13. Biomechanical and neuromuscular aspects of motor development in children with cerebral palsy: Laura Prosser and Diane Damiano
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
De Ste Croix, Mark.
Korff, Thomas.
ISBN:
1-283-46131-5
9786613461315
1-136-96786-9
0-203-85121-8
OCLC:
798533271
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203851210 doi