Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 4 October 2011

Keywords

Citation

(2011), "Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 24 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2011.06224haa.018

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 24, Issue 8

Donna Cech and Suzanne “Tink” Martin,Elselvier,ISBN: 978-1-416-04978-4,August 2011

Keywords: Abnormal motor function, Evidence based practice, Patient functiona, Skills management

Providing a solid foundation in the normal development of functional movement, Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd edition helps you recognize and understand movement disorders and effectively manage patients with abnormal motor function. It begins with coverage of basic theory, motor development and motor control, and evaluation of function, then discusses the body systems contributing to functional movement, and defines functional movement outcomes in terms of age, vital functions, posture and balance, locomotion, prehension, and health and illness. This edition includes more clinical examples and applications, and updates data relating to typical performance on standardized tests of balance. Written by physical therapy experts Donna J. Cech and Suzanne “Tink” Martin, this book provides evidence-based information and tools you need to understand functional movement and manage patients’ functional skills throughout the life span.

Contents include:

  1. 1.

    Definition of functional movement.

    • Functional independence: a lifelong goal.

    • Theories affecting development.

    • Motor development and motor control.

    • Motor learning and motor control.

    • Evaluation of function.

  2. 2.

    Body systems contributing to functional movement.

    • Skeletal system changes.

    • Muscle system changes.

    • Cardiovascular and pulmonary system changes.

    • Nervous system changes.

    • Sensory system changes.

  3. 3.

    Functional movement outcomes.

    • Vital functions.

    • Posture and balance.

    • Locomotion.

    • Prehension.

    • Health and fitness.