Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span, 3rd Edition

Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span

3rd Edition

By Donna J. Cech, MS, PT, PCS, DHS, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL and Suzanne "Tink" Martin, MACT, PT, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN


Unit 1: Definition of functional movement
1.  Functional independence: a lifelong goal
2.  Theories affecting development
3.  Motor development and motor control
4.  Motor learning and motor control
5.  Evaluation of function
Unit 2: Body systems contributing to functional movement
6.  Skeletal system changes
7.  Muscle system changes
8.  Cardiovascular and pulmonary system changes
9.  Nervous system changes
10.  Sensory system changes
Unit 3: Functional movement outcomes
11.  Vital functions
12.  Posture and balance
13.  Locomotion
14.  Prehension
15.  Health and fitness