Skeletal Muscle Structure, Function, and Plasticity: The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition

Skeletal muscle structure function and plasticityBy

  • Richard L Lieber PhD Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego

In its Third Edition, this text addresses basic and applied physiological properties of skeletal muscle in the context of the physiological effects from clinical treatment. Anyone interested in human movement analysis and the understanding of generation and control from the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems in implementing movement will find this a valuable resource. A highlight color has been added to this edition’s updated figures and tables, and the color plates section has been doubled, ensuring that all figures that need color treatment to clarify concepts receive this treatment. A new Clinical Problem feature uses concepts presented in each chapter in the context of a specific clinical case—for example, a spinal cord injury, a sports accident, or rehabilitation after bed rest.

Key Features

  • NEW! Problems boxes apply concepts presented in the chapter in the context of a specific clinical case—a spinal cord injury, a sports accident, or rehabilitation after bed rest. These examples illustrate the applicability and utility of the information presented in the chapter.
  • NEW! A highlight color has been added to this edition’s updated figures and tables to emphasize important concepts.
  • NEW! The color plates section has been doubled, enabling more detailed presentation of additional figures.
  • NEW! Trim size has been increased to allow more attractive and logical presentation of the material (in the previous edition, some figures broke across pages, which was confusing and unattractive).
  • Basic sciences of skeletal muscle structure and function are presented in an evidence-based but user-friendly manner.
  • Therapist’s Comments boxes provide feedback, perspective, and practical application from noted physical therapists, Dr. Samuel R. Ward, from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and Dr. Gary Chleboun, from Ohio University.
  • Q&A boxes pose questions and provide answers that are clinically relevant and, at times, a bit controversial.
  • Chapter Overview, at the beginning of each chapter, sets a solid foundation for the information that follows.
  • Educational Objectives is a list of competencies at the beginning of each chapter, providing a quick overview of the content to be covered.
  • Chapter Summary, at the end of each chapter, synthesizes and reinforces the information presented in the chapter.
  • Extensive scientific literature references are included with supporting concepts.

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