Bones, Joints, Muscles (Musculoskeletal System Introduction) — Anatomy for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the musculoskeletal system.


Be familiar with terminology and basic facts regarding the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the foundational structure and function of bones, joints and muscles (with more detail on each, and on connective tissue, in separate lessons).


Define skeleton. Explain what is included in the musculoskeletal system. Discuss the inseparable continuum of its structure and the inherent interrelationships. List seven functions of the musculoskeletal system. Define the form and function of bones. Define joints and list seven types of joints. Define and describe muscles.


appendicular skeleton, axial skeleton, ball and socket joint, bone marrow, bone remodeling, bones, cardiac muscle, cartilage, collagen, collagen type I (Col-I), compact bone, hinge joint, joint, kinetic chain, muscle, musculoskeletal system, osteo, osteocalcin, protein(s), skeletal muscle, skeletal system / skeleton, smooth muscle, spongy bone, synovial joint

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