This newly revised fourth edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is
a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Fully illustrated
with more than 500 drawings, and easy to use, this compact
reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly
showing its origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action, the
movements that use it, and, where appropriate, exercises that
stretch and strengthen it. The book's distinctive quick-reference
format shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific
muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore
subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. Each
muscle chapter now includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the
body area, to show bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers,
and points of attachment, as well as a quick reference and an
overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant. The book
alsoIt includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, which
are of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and
Pilates. While designed for the student and beginning practitioner
of anatomy, massage, bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic
medicine, physiotherapy, yoga, and Pilates or any other
health-related field, The Concise Book of Muscles is equally useful
for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human
body. The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as
a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and taught anatomy, shiatsu,
qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. This new edition
has been updated with a number of recommendations from Cecilia
Brassett, University Clinical Anatomist, University of Cambridge,
and Councillor of both The Anatomical Society and the British
Association of Clinical Anatomists,, and the writing of Dr. Dan
Quemby, who has taught pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy to
medical and science students at St. Andrew's University and
University College London.
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