Move That Body!

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Jacalyn Talamentes (View Original)

Move That Body!

The musculoskeletal system is designed primarily to provide form, stability, and locomotion to mechanically support and protect the body's organs. Muscles also contribute to essential body functions such as the generation of heat, blood glucose regulation, and storage of lipids, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Lesson one, "Muscles, Oh My!" explores the structures and functions of the muscular system and how the muscular system produces human movement. 
The body consists of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and other connective tissue. They work together to support your body’s weight and help you move. 
Bones serve as attachment sites for muscles, and finally, blood cells, which are critical to the body, are produced in the red bone marrow. Thus, human bones serve many different purposes and are essential in maintaining the functionality and health of the human body. 
Lesson two, "Bad to the Bone" explores the structures and functions of the skeletal system and how the skeletal system produces movement.
Sometimes injuries, disease, and aging can cause pain, stiffness, and other problems with movement and function. Lesson three, "Snap! Crack! Pop!" explores the different types of musculoskeletal and joint injuries, as well as the causes of the injuries, and the prevention of injuries.
When someone gets injured they may need medical intervention, there are a variety of modalities to help treat someone to help strengthen, relax, heal muscles,  help with pain or movement dysfunction. Lesson four, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes!" explores therapeutic modalities that can assist a patient with pain management, regaining function, and mobility.
The lessons in this project will focus on the structures and functions of the components of the musculoskeletal system, how the systems work together to produce movement, common injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and therapeutic modalities that can assist patients to regain mobility.



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