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Paediatric Biomechanics and Motor Control

Theory and Application, 1st Edition

Edited by Mark De Ste Croix, Thomas Korff


320 pages

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

The Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science series is a showcase for cutting-edge research from across the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, physical activity and health, and every core sub-discipline. Featuring the work of established and emerging scientists and practitioners from around the world, and covering the theoretical, investigative and applied dimensions of sport and exercise, this series is an important channel for new and ground-breaking research in the human movement sciences.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sports Psychology