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Follow the season of sport and activity with Complete Anatomy. Discover how the skeleton and muscles work together to produce movement, and how these body parts are most easily injured.
Take a look at this ace video of how the muscles of the arm work activate when hitting a tennis ball.
Give your anatomy understanding a kick-start by seeing how the muscles work when playing soccer.
Discover the bones of your body
The skeleton gives shape, support, and movement to our bodies. 206 bones are connected by tough bands of connective tissue, known as ligaments, which also provide support for our joints. High-impact contact or repeated physical stress can result in a bone fracture or dislocation of a joint, while overstretching or tearing of our ligaments results in a sprain injury.
Introduction to the Skeletal System
Learn about the muscles
Movement during sport is made possible by over 600 hundred muscles, which exert force on bones causing motion at the joints. All are attached to our bones through tendons, and relax or contract under voluntary control. Most athletes experience muscle injury at some stage by either over-stretching or tearing either the muscle itself or the tendons.
Introduction to the Muscular System
Sports Injuries and Recovery
Ranging from short term setbacks to potentially career ending events, sports injuries are one of the leading setbacks for any athlete. Being able to avoid injury and returning to play as soon as possible after injury are critical to any professional player.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the upper and lower leg bones. ACL tears are one of the most common sports injuries, and can be caused by a sudden twisting of the knee.
Shoulder dislocations in sport usually occur due to backward stretching of the arm, or a fall on or hit to an outstretched arm. Symptoms of dislocation include shoulder deformity and pain.
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