Intro into Athletic Training with Mr. Bretschneider

February 13, 2017

            The intro into Athletic Training class has been learning about human musculoskeletal anatomy and Kinesiology. Kinesiology is defined as the study of human movement. This is particularly important for health care professionals because they can use this information to make a diagnosis on a specific muscle to determine whether or not it has sustained a muscle injury called a muscle strain, or is weak causing pain. Students also learn that each joint has a range of motion that it can move through. With this knowledge health care professionals such as Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists can create a rehabilitation program for that specific muscle to make it stronger, increase range of motion, or prevent further injury to the affected patient.

            In this class students have been using knowledge from their anatomy class and putting it to use by learning how muscles move joints in certain directions.  Each movement has a specific name that goes with it and has specific muscles that produce this movement. The Athletic Training class has been hard at work making iMovies depicting these motions at specific joints, planes of motion, and the muscles that create these motions.