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1st Edition

Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control
Theory and Application

ISBN 9780415858267
Published April 11, 2013 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

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 – the biological changes in children; developmental changes in muscular force production; developmental changes in the biomechanics of postural control and fundamental motor skills and finally the applications of research into paediatric biomechanics and motor control in selected clinical populations.

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 theoretical 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Biological Changes Relating During Motor Development  Chapter 1. Growth And Maturation During Childhood - Craig Williams, Louise Wood, Mark De Ste Croix  Chapter 2. Sensory Development And Motor Control In Infants And Children - Jan Piek  Chapter 3. Development Of Neuromuscular Coordination With Implications In Motor Control - Eleftherios Kellis, Vassileia Hatzitaki  Part 2 Motor Development And Force Production  Chapter 4. Development Of Strength During Childhood - Louise Wood, Mark De Ste Croix  Chapter 5. Development Of The Musculo-Skeletal Stiffness - Anthony Blazevich, Charile Waugh, Thomas Korff  Chapter 6. Paediatric Biomechanical Modelling Techniques - Thomas Korff, Florian Fath  Part 3 Biomechanics Of Postural Control And Selected Fundamental Motor Skills  Chapter 7. Biomechanical Aspects Of The Development Of Postural Control - Jody Jensen, Renate Van Zandwijk  Chapter 8. Biomechanical Aspects Of The Development Of Walking - Beverly Ulrich, Masayoshi Kubo  Chapter 9. Biomechanical Aspects Of The Development Of Object Projection Skills - Stephen Langendorfer, Mary Ann Roberton, David Stodden  Part 4 Selected Clinical Applications  Chapter 10. The Biomechanical Basis Of Injury During Childhood - Caroline Finch, Dara Towmey  Chapter 11. Dynamic Knee Stability During Childhood - Mark De Ste Croix, Martine Deighan  Chapter 12. Developmental Coordination Disorder: Biomechanical And Neuromuscular Considerations - Jill Whitall, Jane Clark  Chapter 13. Biomechanical And Neuromuscular Aspects Of Motor Development In Children With Cerebral Palsy - Laura Prosser, Diane Damiano

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Mark De Ste Croix PhD, is a Reader in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Physiology, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Thomas Korff PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics, Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Brunel University, UK.