Locomotion is the voluntary movement of an individual from one place to another.
Walking, running, climbing, swimming are the examples of locomotion. All locomotion are movement but all movements are not locomotion.
Types of Movement
Cells of the human body show three main types of movements: Amoeboid, Ciliaryt, muscular
The movement of the body parts or the change in position of the whole organism is supported and executed with the help of the skeleton.
In the majority of the non-chordates, either the hemocoel or the exoskeleton provides the necessary supports.
In human, the bony endoskeleton is responsible for the movement and locomotion.
Apart from this, the skeleton serves the following functions:
Supports the body
Protects the internal organs
Produces the blood cells
Stores the mineral ions
Bone also called the osseous tissue, is the hard and specialized connective tissue in the body. It is mesodermal in origin. The movements of the bones are facilitated as they are connected with the skeletal muscles and are supported by the cartilage. Cartilage is the flexible connective tissue that serves to provide smooth surfaces for the movements.