The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement serves as a bridge between biomechanics and exercise. Awareness of movement potential is the key to a healthy body and the prevention of injuries; this text allows the reader to help maintain health, weight, posture, strength, stretch, and performance skills. The practice of sport, pilates, yoga, and dance is emphasized, providing a better understanding of how the body functions whilst being exercised. The author’s background in movement sciences has led to a deep interest in the ability of the body to care for and/or heal itself, specifically through knowledge of muscles and what they can do.
Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a Professor of Kinesiology and Dance, and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor with a Masters in Dance and Education, and received degrees at both the University of Kansas and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist.
“An easy-to-use reference book...it will help the student and practitioner to not only learn the anatomy, but to understand and apply the information. An excellent addition to the library of anyone studying the human body.” James Earls, B.A. (Hons.), Structural Integration and Massage Practitioner, Ultimate Massage Solutions