Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology 6th Edition PDF
When Dolores and I were invited by F. A. Davis to rewrite Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology,we were honored to be considered to undertake the project. In our own respective programs half a country apart, we each “grew up” with this text, as it was a required textbook for each of us in our professional education programs. Although the world of fiction contains several classical novels, from Oliver Twist to Catcher in the Rye, there are very few textbooks, especially in the health professions, that withstand the test of time and fall within the category of “classics.” However, Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology is, indeed, one such textbook. The mere fact that it is celebrating its Golden Anniversary year of publication is evidence of its stand-alone presence in the world of health care.
It was originally written by Signe Brunnstrom when there were few textbooks in kinesiology and little research on the topic. Her text began as a teaching manual for her students at Columbia University and evolved into a book through a grant from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. It was her desire to provide kinesiological information from a clinical perspective to assist professionals in their own performance in the field of rehabilitation. Her desire to meet the needs of professionals in rehabilitation continues to be met today in this new and updated version of her original textbook. We have included information based on new evidence, applications based on new techniques, and chapters based on new knowledge to expand Brunnstrom’s original text to move her original idea of providing clinical applications of kinesiology to rehabilitation into the 21st century. Dolores and I first met when we spent an intensive and productive weekend together developing a proposal for this immense project.We instantly hit it off and have been on the same wavelength throughout the past 4 years as this project has moved from vision to reality.