The study of body movement of a human
Application of Mechanical principles in the study of living organisms
study of the action of forces
description of movement, form pattern sequence with consideration of space and time
gross movements of bones and joints
Intrinsic movement in joints (twist, spin, glide, shift)
Toward to the midline of the body
Away from the midline of the body
Front of the body
Back of the body
Belly side, palm side, (like anterior)
Back side (like posterior)
Closer to the trunk (mainly extremities)
Farther from the trunk (mainly extremities)
Away from the head
Toward the head (Superior)
Toward the "tail" (Inferior)
Movement of wrist toward the thumb
Movement of the wrist away from the thumb
360 degree motion
Biomechanics vs. Mechanics
Body or living thing vs. Machine
Branch of mechanics dealing with systems in a constant state of motion
Branch of mechanics dealing with systems subject to acceleration
The study of the ways to measure the human body
The process of forming deductions from available information
Uses numbers (six meters, fifty turns, ten dollars, two players)
Uses words (good, poor, heavy, fixed, rotated)
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