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Posture: Types, Assessment and Control
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Editors: Adrienne M. Wright and Samuel P. Rothenberg
Book Description:
Standing is the static posture most commonly evaluated in balance assessments. This is because of its ubiquitous nature and because the act of precariously balancing two thirds of our body mass some distance from the ground imposes critical demands on the postural control system. In this new book, the authors present topical research in the study of posture, including the changes with aging and exercise of postural control; the influence of sport training on sagittal spinal curvatures; mathematical models, their biofidelity and applications in human standing posture; the relationship between muscle-tendon unit stiffness, joint stability and posture and H-reflex assessment in understanding motor functions in postural control. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:

Postural Control: Changes with Aging and Exercise pp.1-32
(Zachary Crowley, Pedro Bezerra, Shi Zhou, School of Health and Human Science, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, and others)

Postural Control: From Prescription to Emergence pp.33-62
(R. Thouvarecq, D. Leroy, CETAPS (EA3832), Faculty of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, University of Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan, France)

Influence of Sport Training on Sagittal Spinal Curvatures pp.63-98
(P.A. López-Miñarro, J.M. Muyor, F. Alacid, P.L. Rodríguez, Department of Physical Education, University of Murcia, Spain, and others)

Human Standing Posture: Mathematical Models, their Biofidelity and Applications pp.99-136
(P.B. Pascolo, G. Pagnacco, R. Rossi, Industrial Bioengineering Lab, DICA Department, University of Udine, Italy, and others)

The Relationship between Muscle-Tendon Unit Stiffness, Joint Stability and Posture: The Risk of Injury, Performance, Resonance and Energy Expenditure pp.137-154
(Aurélio Faria, Ronaldo Gabriel, João Abrantes, Helena Moreira, Paola Wood, Tanya Camacho, Department of Sport Science, CIDESD, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã,
Portugal, and others)

H-Reflex Assessment as a Tool for Understanding Motor Functions in Postural Control pp.155-174
(Yung-Sheng Chen, Shi Zhou, School of Health and Human Science, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia)

Body Support and Driving Operation of a Vehicle for Wheelchair Users
(Hiroshi Ikeda, Akihiro Mihoshi, Holistic Prosthetics Research pp.175-190
Center, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan, and others)


      Human Anatomy and Physiology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-107-3
   Status: AV
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