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Division of the central and peripheral nervous systems of the body
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Lesson 5: Basics of the Human Movement Systems

This course defines the study of the human movement systems, including the skeletal, fascial, nervous, and muscular systems. The function, organization, and physiology of the four systems of the body are described. Further, a detailed look at human movement, sports science, and the bones (skeletal system), muscles (muscular system), and nerves (nervous systems) that produce movement during physical activity.

Brent Brookbush

Brent Brookbush

DPT, PT, MS, CPT, HMS, IMT

Course Description: Human Movement System

This course describes the basics of the human movement systems including the fascial system, nervous system, articular (bone and joint) system, and muscular system. These systems must work together to enable the body the ability to perform any movement, including exercise, therapeutic interventions, sports motion, or daily activity. For example, the nervous system receives sensory information (via afferent nerves) and relays that information (via efferent nerves) to the muscular system which generates force (via muscle fibers, muscle contraction) on the various connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, and fascial sheaths) of the fascial system, which results in the movement of the skeletal system (bones and joints). Sports medicine professionals (personal trainers, fitness instructors, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, etc.) must be aware of the human movement systems for detailed analysis of human movement, and the development of sophisticated exercise programs and therapeutic (rehabilitation) interventions. Further, this course is essential knowledge for future courses discussing biomechanics, muscle synergies, movement dysfunction, posture, physical therapy (physical rehabilitation), sports science, sports performance, etc.

The central and peripheral nervous system outlined in the body
Caption: The central and peripheral nervous system outlined in the body

Study Guide: Basics of the Human Movement Systems

Video Lesson: Basics of Human Movement Systems

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Fascial or Connective Tissue System

The Muscular System

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Analyzing the Pectoralis Major

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The Nervous System

Function of the Nervous System

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Activity: Putting it all together

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Bibliography

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