Anatomy of Movement
By Blandine Calais-Germain
Paperback: 290 pages
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ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT is a dynamic, integrated approach to the n-1 study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author takes the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in dance, exercise and other physical disciplines.
BLANDINE CALAIS-GERMAIN’S life-long involvement with dance, both as performer and teacher, eventually led to more formal study of the complex, integrated movements of the body. From 1977 to 1980 she studied physiotherapy at the French School of Orthopaedics and Massage in Paris. In physiotherapy, body movements are analysed both in terms of their neurophysiological and mechanical aspects, which allows for a better understanding of the actual mechanisms of movement. From her work with dance and physiotherapy, the author developed an innovative method for teaching the physical structures of anatomy in relation to movement. Blandine Calais-Germain presently lives in a small town in the south of France with her husband and their two children.