Clinical Biomechanics in Human Locomotion,
Edition 1 Origins and Principles
By Andrew Horwood and Nachiappan Chockalingam

Publication Date: 20 Mar 2023

Origins and Principles of Clinical Biomechanics in Human Locomotion discusses key concepts of how biomechanics links to the development of pathology through mechanical laws, anatomy, physiology and health. It provides fundamental principles and practical data, and guidance of how to apply these in the clinical biomechanics field. Coverage includes: major joint movement, muscle action around joints, physiology and patho-physiology of bone, muscle and neurologic disorders. This reference is ideal for teaching students in biomechanics, orthopedics and physiotherapy. It should also be of interest to product development engineers, rehabilitation engineers, those working in prosthetics and orthotics, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The authors explore the simple laws of motion as applied to anatomy and physiology, in order to help readers understand human pathology within the human lower limb and mobility. They then go on to look at materials science concerns within this field, such as engineering stresses and strains, principles and types of material properties and the shaping of structural properties. Readers will also find within this book information on tissue science, force generation, biological sciences, evolution in biomechanics, human gait, functional units of the lower limb and foot, and finally pathomechanical principles; all as applied to clinical biomechanics.

Key Features

  • Bridges the void between research biomechanics and clinically applied biomechanics
  • Links human locomotive biomechanics to medicine, physiology and evolutionary anatomy and medicine
  • Prepares students, bioengineers and clinicians for the reality of utilizing biomechanical principles in clinical practice, while informing researchers of the environment limits that most clinical biomechanics practice occurs in
About the author
By Andrew Horwood, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies, Staffordshire University, UK and Nachiappan Chockalingam, Staffordshire University, UK
Book details
ISBN: 9780323852128
Page Count: 716
Illustrations : Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color)
Retail Price : £115.00
9780081002865; 9780128032282; 9780128024089
Engineering students of biomechanics, product development engineers, physical therapists, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons. University biomechanics departments, Orthopaedic departments/hospital libraries, University physical therapy departments