Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Editor(s): Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632053926

Online ISBN: 9780470693797

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693797

About this Book

Biomechanics in Sport is a unique reference text prepared by the leading world experts in sport biomechanics. Over thirty chapters cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from muscle mechanics to injury prevention, and from aerial movement to wheelchair sport. The biomechanics of sports including running, skating, skiing, swimming, jumping in athletics, figure skating, ski jumping, diving, javelin and hammer throwing, shot putting, and striking movements are all explained.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Muscle Action in Sport and Exercise

  2. Part 2: Locomotion

  3. Part 3: Jumping and Aerial Movement

  4. Part 4: Throwing and Hitting

  5. Part 5: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

  6. Part 6: Special Olympic Sports

    1. Chapter 29

      Manual Wheelchair Propulsion (pages 609–636)

      L.H.V. van der Woude, H.E.J. Veeger and A.J. Dallmeijer

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