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John H. Challis

can provide insight into aspects of human movement (intraspecies scaling). Geometric Scaling Allometry broadly refers to the study of size relationships between different features of an organism, with a specific case being geometric scaling where size varies but not the shape. Figure  1 shows cubes

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Carlo Di Brina, Roberto Averna, Paola Rampoldi, Serena Rossetti and Roberta Penge

on the basis of their Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) performance. The M-ABC ( Henderson & Sugden, 1992 ) is a norm-referenced, valid, and reliable assessment of motor competence ( Chow & Henderson, 2003 ; interrater reliability: r  = .96; test–retest: .77), which has been widely

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Blandine Bril

motor learning better? Is culture just an additional factor that “exerts direct influence over the potential structure of the movement” ( Higgins, 1985 , p. 140)? Ethnographic data clearly show that morphological and biomechanical factors are not the only ones to influence how a motor task is solved

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Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo, Thomas White, Kate Westgate, Katrien Wijndaele, Nicholas J. Wareham and Soren Brage

acceleration signal, including the magnitude of movement and the orientation of the accelerometer with respect to gravity. Previous research using wrist accelerometry has described variation in population physical activity expressed predominantly as the activity-related acceleration magnitude. For example, da

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Julie Vaughan-Graham, Kara Patterson, Karl Zabjek and Cheryl A. Cott

Human movement is a complex phenomenon presenting considerable challenges regarding how it is systematically and consistently described and investigated both from clinical and research perspectives ( Harbourne & Stergiou, 2009 ; Latash, Levin, Scholz, & Schöner, 2010 ; Levin, Liebermann, Parmet

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Roger Russell

Finally, his ethical stand was clear—the individual was primary and was never to be forced to conform to any abstract concept of correct posture, movement, or behavior. Who Was Moshe Feldenkrais? 2 At the close of World War I, Feldenkrais set out with a smuggler as a guide, and a pistol in his boot, to

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Wesley O’Brien, Michael J. Duncan, Orlagh Farmer and Diarmuid Lester

Physical literacy has been previously defined as having the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding, knowledge, skills, and attitudes to live a physically active life ( Whitehead, 2007 ). Movement competency, an integral component of physical literacy, has been shown to be an

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Dimitrios-Sokratis Komaris, Cheral Govind, Andrew Murphy, Alistair Ewen and Philip Riches

Movement alterations and neuromuscular adaptations in activities of daily living in patients with knee osteoarthritis are well documented. Studies have reported such changes in level walking, 1 – 3 stair ascent and descent, 4 , 5 and sit-to-stand. 6 – 12 The main reason suggested for the

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Cathal Óg O’Sullivan, Melissa Parker, Tom Comyns and Annmarie Ralph

, McGrane, Powell, & O’Brien, 2019 ). Adolescents who have not mastered fundamental movement skills (FMS) are noticeably less likely to engage in PA or sports consequently ( Cohen, Morgan, Plotnikoff, Barnett, & Lubans, 2015 ; Stodden et al., 2008 ). Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks for

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Geoffrey T. Burns, Kenneth M. Kozloff and Ronald F. Zernicke

Efficient Movement: Why, What, and How? Humans are creatures born, sustained, and satisfied by movement. From our origins, the evolution of our uniquely large and powerful brains was facilitated by the transition to bipedalism and the complex motor planning it entailed ( Mendoza & Merchant, 2014