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Excerpt — Dynamic Human Anatomy 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

Components of muscle function

The control of even the simplest joint movement typically requires the cooperative action of several muscles working together as a single unit. This cooperative action is called muscle synergy.

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Determine the involved muscles and their action for any joint movement

One of the most fundamental and important goals of movement analysis is identifying which specific muscles are active in producing and controlling movement at a particular joint.

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Ergonomic concepts

As an interdiscipline, ergonomics spans a variety of disciplines, including human anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, sociology, medicine, and engineering.

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