Movement Analysis Paper: Students will write an analysis of movement paper for the sport or activity of their choice. The analysis should be broken down into the different phases necessary for the particular sport or activity (stance, preparatory, movement, follow-through, and recovery). Someone without any knowledge of the sport or skill but knowledgeable in anatomy, kinesiology, and anatomical terminology should be able to read your paper and perform each and every movement at every joint from initial stance through recovery by following exactly what you write. For each phase of the sport skill, the student must list all of the muscles primarily involved in maintaining each position (or preventing movement from that position), causing each movement, or controlling each movement at EVERY joint. This listing must include the types of muscle contraction (isometric, eccentric, or concentric) for each of the muscles primarily involved and the specific movement or position maintained for each joint. Do not assume that upper (or lower) extremity activities such as throwing (or kicking) involve only that extremity. For almost every analysis of movement topic, you will need to provide detailed information for all of the joints in both upper & lower extremities as well as the lumbar spine and cervical spine. This includes the fingers, wrists, radioulnar, elbow, glenohumeral, shoulder girdle, cervical spine, lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle, transverse tarsal/subtalar, and toes on both the right and left sides. If exactly the same actions are being conducted by exactly the same muscles contracting in the same manner you may list them together, but otherwise each joint on each side should be listed separately.
The guidelines listed below are to be followed in writing the paper.
A. Your top three choices of the specific movement for analysis should be submitted for approval You may not choose a topic that someone else has already chosen.
B. The paper must be typed, have a title page, and be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and use Times New Roman or Arial font size 12.Please follow APA or AMA (6th edition) guidelines for formatting.
C. The paper must be three to ten full pages in content when typed, not counting title pages, table of contents, bibliography page, pictures, illustrations, charts, etc.
D. Illustrations, drawings, and charts are not necessary but may be helpful. If they are used, they should be labeled and referred to in the body of the paper.
E. At least three references must be used. Your textbook may be used for one.
F. The APA style of footnoting references should be followed. You may prefer to use the manual.
G. A Bibliography or Reference Page must be included.