Lesson 5: Basics of Human Movement Systems

by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

Lesson 5: Basics of Human Movement Systems

This video gives a quick overview connective tissue, the muscular system and the nervous system.  More detailed videos below.

Fascial or Connective Tissue System:

Introduction to connective Tissue:

Connective tissue is a type of tissue in the body that supports, connects and separates tissue. One of four tissue types - connective, muscular, nervous and epithelial.

The 3 Rules (functions) of Connective Tissue:

        • Fascia shapes!
        • Fascia protects and supports!
        • Fascia transmits force!!

Fascia:

Thoracolumbar fascia. Notice the lighter colored band of tissue. This is the fascia. Thoracolumbar Fascia. Notice the lighter colored band of tissue. This is the fascia - By Anatomist90 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17900177

Ligament

  • A ligament is a short band of fibrous connective tissue spanning from bone to bone, supporting a joint.

    • Etymology - late 14c., from Latin ligamentum "band, tie, ligature," from ligare "to bind, tie," from PIE *leig- "to bind" (cognates: Albanian lith "I bind," Middle Low German lik "band," Middle High German geleich"joint, limb"). Related: Ligamental; ligamentary. (Etymology Online)

      • For example, an "ACL tear" is a rupture of the "anterior cruciate ligament", a short band