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Asymmetry as a Foundational and Functional Requirement in Human Movement

From Daily Activities to Sports Performance

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 1-3
  3. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 5-8
  4. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 9-16
  5. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 17-20
  6. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 21-25
  7. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 27-31
  8. José Afonso, Cristiana Bessa, Filipe Pinto, Diogo Ribeiro, Beatriz Moura, Tiago Rocha et al.
    Pages 33-35

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the structural and functional asymmetries in human body movement by providing cases and examples using illustrations and easy-to-understand scenarios. Specifically, it adopts an evidence-based approach to demonstrate (i) the role of structural (e.g., bone dimensions) and functional (e.g., hemispheric dominance) asymmetries in the human body; (ii) the asymmetric nature of most daily activities (e.g., gait, mastication); (iii) the benefits of asymmetry for physical performance; and (iv) the role of asymmetry in preventing injury. More than just a scientific book, it bridges the gap between theory and practice, and includes practical examples and applications. The book appeals to academics and practitioners in the fields of kinesiology, human movement, sports sciences, strength and conditioning, and physiotherapy.

Keywords

human movement injury prevention symmetry breaking structural asymmetry functional asymmetry athletic performance body mechanics sports engineering sports performance exercise mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of SportUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of SportUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Fitness Hut ClubRio TintoPortugal
  4. 4.FitrainerCelorico de BastoPortugal
  5. 5.ME Development ClinicGuimarãesPortugal
  6. 6.Master Science LabSão Félix da MarinhaPortugal
  7. 7.Master Science LabSão Félix da MarinhaPortugal
  8. 8.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  9. 9.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  10. 10.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesInstituto Politécnico de Viana do CasteMelgacoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Asymmetry as a Foundational and Functional Requirement in Human Movement
  • Book Subtitle From Daily Activities to Sports Performance
  • Authors José Afonso
    Cristiana Bessa
    Filipe Pinto
    Diogo Ribeiro
    Beatriz Moura
    Tiago Rocha
    Marcus Vinícius
    Rui Canário-Lemos
    Rafael Peixoto
    Filipe Manuel Clemente
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2549-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2548-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-2549-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 35
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
    Biomechanics
    Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
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