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Book Highlight: The Physiology of the Joints by Kapandji

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 06:11 AM



"Look it up in Kapandji, you'll understand it then"


If only someone would have said this to me 15 years ago when I was first learning the movements and importance of the talus or any other joint in the body for that matter. 

Kapandji's book will provide countless "AHA" moments for all those professionals interested in advanced evaluation and appreciation for all of the body's joints and is a must have for anyone providing advanced sports medicine care.




Forward from The Physiology of the Joints, Volume Two, The Lower Limb

"“Look it up in Kapandji, you’ll understand it then”.

Which of us, in my own generation or those that followed, having personally spent long hours reading Kapandji, has never said those words to a younger colleague? The knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics gleaned from The Physiology of the Joints is at the heart of our profession, whether we seek to understand a symptom, a clinical diagnostic procedure or an operative manoeuvre.

Following in the footsteps of the great anatomists, who are inescapable and sometimes forbidding, Adalbert Kapandji knew from the very start how to bring a new dimension to the understanding and especially to the teaching of functional anatomy; everything becomes clear and simple, and the reader finds himself feeling a little more intelligent!"

- Professor Theirry Judet