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Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Kinesiology courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function (2016)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadLearn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino’s ! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines…
Author(s): Muscolino DC, Joseph E.

2. Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy (2017)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadKinesiology in Action Pre- and post-lesson tests Practice activities for every lesson Text and audio generation exercises Critical-thinking video exercises Gradebook to track your progress Discussion forum Video library (more than 70 videos showing normal and abnormal movement and palpation), animations, and flashcards Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy Introductory chapters that present an essential foundation in body systems, terminology, and biomechanical principles Easy to understand explanations of axes of planes, torque, and leverage, and…
Author(s): Lippert PT MS, Lynn S.

3. Kinesiology For Dummies (2014)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadA required course for majors pursuing sports medicine, exercise science, nursing, or sports therapy degrees, kinesiology is central to a variety of fields. Kinesiology For Dummies tracks an introductory course in the science and imparts the basics of human body movement. With this resource, you will learn how physical activity can alleviate chronic illnesses and disabilities, what factors contribute to musculoskeletal injury, and how to reverse those influences. Complete with a 16-page color insert of medical instructions, this book covers the basics of exercise…
Author(s): Steve Glass, Brian Hatzel , et al.

4. Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition: A Training Manual and Reference Book of Basic Principles and Practices (2013)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadThe revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body’s “Triad of Health”–structure, chemistry, and psyche. Manual muscle testing is a standard medical diagnostic technique. As in medical muscle testing, AK muscle testing utilizes full-strength contraction of the muscle tested. To perform the AK muscle test, the examiner provides isometric resistance while the patient maximally contracts the chosen muscle. Then the examiner applies a bit more pressure. If…
Author(s): Frost Ph.D., Robert, Goodheart Jr. D.C., George J.

5. Kinesiology Made Easy!: A Quick Guide to Muscles, Bones, and Nerves (2016)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadKinesiology Made Easy! A Quick Guide to Muscles, Bones, and Nerves, gives everyone looking to learn about the structures of the body all the important information needed! From origins and insertions, to actions and innervations, bony landmarks, nerves, and reviews of the Skeletal and Muscular systems, Kinesiology Made Easy makes learning Kinesiology, well, easy! If you order the paperback version on, you also receive the Kindle version FREE!…
Author(s): Merlino LMT, David

6. Foundations Of Kinesiology [1/26/2017] Carole Oglesby ()

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers ASIN: B074R9LJXQ Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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7. Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity (2017)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadIntroduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J….
Author(s): Shirl J Hoffman, Duane V Knudson

8. Kinesiology Taping for Rehab and Injury Prevention: An Easy, At-Home Guide for Overcoming Common Strains, Pains and Conditions (2016)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadTHE ULTIMATE DIY TAPING GUIDE OF EVERYDAY INJURIES AND AILMENTS INCLUDES OVER 200 STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOSWidely used by physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers, kinesiology tape provides incredible support while simultaneously stretching so your body can perform its normal range of motion. Now you can utilize this amazing material at home. Simply buy a roll at your local drugstore and follow the taping methods described in this book to reduce pain, rehab an injury and get back in the game.Providing clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, the author shows how to tape the most common injuries…
Author(s): Aliana Kim

9. Manual of Structural Kinesiology (2017)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadManual of Structural Kinesiology presents a straightforward view of human anatomy and its relation to movement. The manual clearly identifies specific muscles and muscle groups and describes exercises for strengthening and developing them. Floyd provides important information in an accessible format through a combination of logical presentation, illustrations, and concise writing style. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.McGraw-Hill…
Author(s): R .T. Floyd, Clem W. Thompson

10. Essentials of Kinesiology for the Physical Therapist Assistant (2018)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadGet a solid foundation in the language of movement! builds on previous editions by delivering a rich and varied learning experience that is needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced PTA education programs. Clear, concise explanations of anatomy and function, full-color illustrations and unique atlas-style chapters make even the most complex concepts easy to master. In addition, a robust lineup of on- and off-line resources, featuring a companion Evolve website, give students the tools they need to succeed in both the classroom and the clinical setting! represent a rich blend of their experiences and expertise. illustrate principles of…
Author(s): Mansfield MPT, Paul Jackson, Neumann PhD PT FAPTA, Donald A.

11. Kinesiology Taping The Essential Step-By-Step Guide: Taping for Sports, Fitness and Daily Life – 160 Conditions and Ailments (2014)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadIncludes 70 proven tape applications for more than 160 ailments and conditions, with step-by-step color photographs. Taping can be an effective and simple way to treat a variety of conditions like muscle pain, bruising, sore muscles, bad posture, swelling, strains, sprains, arthritic conditions, menstrual complaints, headaches and even sinusitis. Proper application can help the body rest and heal naturally, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and allow appropriate movements. Used by millions of people worldwide, these effective techniques can reduce…
Author(s): John Langendoen, Karin Sertel

12. Laboratory Manual for Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy (2017)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadFollows the organization of Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy, 6th Edition, chapter by chapter. Explores the basic structure and function of the human body, including joints, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, bones and bony landmarks, muscle origin and insertion. Provides a simple and clear presentation of gait and posture. Includes functional anatomy questions to help you understand where muscles are placed in the body and how they work together. Offers photographs in the palpations sections to assist in locating muscles and landmarks. Features an analysis of a functional task in the upper and lower extremity chapters…
Author(s): Lippert PT MS, Lynn S., Minor PT MS, Mary Alice Duesterhaus

13. Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice (2013)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadEnergetic Kinesiology is an emerging field internationally in the Complementary Health Sciences, gaining more and more scientific support and recognition. This fully referenced textbook describes the field and explains the techniques upon which it is built.It covers the underlying principles, the methods and scientific support for the efficacy of Energetic Kinesiology. It also offers a unique history of Energetic Kinesiology based on the first-hand experience of Charles Krebs who knew most of the originators of Energetic Kinesiology techniques…
Author(s): Krebs, Charles T., Ph.D., Tania O’neill Mcgowan, et al.

14. Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function (2010)

 Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should ReadSee the body’s bones, joints, and muscles in action! Highly visual and in full color, makes it easy to understand kinesiology concepts and how they would be applied to the treatment of dysfunction. It contains over 1,200 illustrations, including a bone atlas that shows every bone in the human body and six chapters with detailed, illustrated coverage of joints. Written by noted educator and author Joseph E. Muscolino, this book clearly depicts how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers. This edition expands its reach to athletic training with two new chapters on stretching and strengthening exercises. A…
Author(s): Muscolino DC, Joseph E.

Best Kinesiology Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some kinesiology books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Therapeutic Kinesiology: Musculoskeletal Systems, Palpation, and Body Mechanics

Author(s): Mary Ann Foster
ID: 2372331, Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2019, Size: 109 Mb, Format: pdf

Kinesiology for occupational therapy

Author(s): Melinda Rybski
ID: 2502730, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Introduction to kinesiology: studying physical activity.

Author(s): Hoffman, Shirl J.; Knudson, Duane V.
ID: 2376606, Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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