A Brain-Friendly System for Learning
Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Kinesiology

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Book - Overview

Mastering Muscles & Movement
A Brain-Friendly System for Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Basic Kinesiology
provides a unique, strategically organized approach for learning the muscles, bones, joints, and movements of the human body.

As the subtitle implies, research in brain-based learning has been richly applied in the design of this book to facilitate understanding, memorization, and mastery of this body of knowledge. Purchase of the book includes access to online interactive learning tools to enhance this brain-friendly system. Click here to try an online tool: Brain-Friendly Muscle Viewer

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"... The information is presented in a format that accelerates the learning process and creates a long-term functional memory for the student." - Avilio Halme, MPT    (read...)

This book provides a system for understanding and memorizing musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology.  While there are many books available that cover the subject, Mastering Muscles & Movement presents a fresh approach that is designed to leverage the natural ways the brain observes, learns, and recalls this type of information. Rather than employing the usual one-muscle-per-page format, this book treats groups of muscles as “movement families” and presents them in a way that provides a rich visual, verbal, and relational learning environment.

The result is a truly brain-friendly experience for the student.  The myriad details and interrelationships are easily recognized in simple and natural ways by the innovative arrangement of the muscle information on each page and from page-to-page.  The reader comfortably stays aware of the bigger picture while studying any one item, easily compares and contrasts related features and facts, and is enabled to structure study time to play to strengths or to eliminate weaknesses.

"... It gives you the sense that you are looking through the notes of the best student in class and learning their secret code." - Ellen K. Geary MS, LAc    (read...)

This book serves as a course textbook in some educational programs, and is valuable as supplemental material in others (depending on the level of specialization required for the course).  In addition, this book serves as an easily accessible reference on the shelf of practicing professionals - great for a quick lookup of anatomical details or for brain-friendly client education.  Finally, because of its clarity of organization and simplicity of approach, it is an efficient anatomy review book for students who are preparing for examination, and for practicing professionals who want to refresh their knowledge before attending continuing education classes.

"... It motivates you to pay attention, clearly modeling not only how to study this subject, but why it is important and how it is interconnected." - Diane Brampton, LMP, OTA    (read...)
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