kinesiology(redirected from Kinesthiology)
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1. The study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans.
2. The application of the principles of kinesiology to the evaluation and treatment of muscular imbalance or derangement.
[Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis + -logy.]
(Physiology) the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles
ki•ne•si•ol•o•gy(kɪˌni siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-, kaɪ-)
the study of the anatomy and physiology of body movement, esp. in relation to physical education or therapy.
[1890–95; < Greek kinēsi(s) movement]
Medicine. the study of the motions of the human body, especially as they apply to therapy through corrective exercise. Also called kinestherapy. — kinesiologic, kinesiological, adj.See also: Body, Human
From the Greek word “kinesis,” meaning movement,” this was originally a method used by physiotherapists for testing a person’s range of movement and the tone of their muscles but which is today referred to as applied kinesiology, which uses muscle testing in relation to all body functions.