Anatomy of the Moving Body, Second Edition

Anatomy of the Moving Body, Second Edition : A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints

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A complete, lecture-based anatomy course that covers the muscles, bones, and joints of the moving body--perfect for dancers and movement-oriented therapists Learning anatomy requires more than pictures and labels. It requires a way "into" the subject--a means of making sense of what is being shown. Anatomy of the Moving Body addresses that need with a simple yet complete study of the body's complex system of bones, muscles, and joints, and how they function. Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred 3D images, this second edition contains thirty-one lectures that guide readers through this challenging interior landscape. Author Theodore Dimon Jr. describes each part of the body in brief, manageable sections, with components described singly or in small groups. He goes beyond simply naming the muscles and bones to explain the exact terminology in everyday language. Other topics include: - The etymology of anatomical terms
- Origins and attachments of muscles and their related actions
- Major functional systems such as the pelvis, ankle, shoulder girdle, and hand
- Major landmarks and human topography
- Structures relating to breathing and vocalization This edition features all-new illustrations that use a 3D digital model of the human anatomical form. Thorough, visually interesting, and easy-to-understand, Anatomy of the Moving Body, Second Edition is an ideal resource for students and teachers of the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques as well as for practitioners of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and dance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 177 x 235 x 17mm | 533g
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 155643720X
  • 9781556437205
  • 117,413

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"More than just clear, concise, and accurate, Dimon's Anatomy of the Moving Body also wonderfully expresses the joy of musculoskeletal anatomic understanding--its marvelous vocabulary and endlessly fascinating relations of structure and function."--John H. M. Austin, MD, Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University"Anatomy of the Moving Body is a superb work for students and teachers. Ted Dimon's work is straightforwardly written, beautifully illustrated, and put forth with a sensibility of one who understands not simply how we are organized, but how our structure is able to move with grace and beauty. The conversational tone makes the book accessible and the information is conveyed with a sense not only of where things lie, but how they can operate most harmoniously. This book is an important contribution to our understanding of anatomy and an essential part of the training of those of us who are interested in the human form in balance, health, and motion."--Anne Bluethenthal, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer
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About Theodore Dimon

Theodore Dimon Jr. is the director of the Dimon Institute, a center for the study of movement and performance. He received his master's and doctorate degrees from Harvard University and has taught and trained teachers in the Alexander Technique for 25 years. He is the author of the Anatomy of the Moving Body and lives in New York City.
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