What is biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the study of the human body and how it moves in mechanical terms. This science is divided into two different areas of study.
Extrinsic Biomechanics looks at how the body moves or performs tasks, measures this and then tries to find the most efficient way to move to improve sports performance.
Intrinsic Biomechanics , is the study of how the body is able to perform those tasks or movements in relation to the individual’s mechanical make-up.
Why use a biomechanics coach?
If you have a recurrent injury I will be able to identify if there is any underlying reason why this keeps happening and will prescribe a series of exercises to halt this cycle and recover your full strength.
Biomechanics can help:
Niggling knee, hip, shoulder pain
Stiffness/discomfort caused by sedentary lifestyles
Workers with very physically demanding roles — carrying , lifting, walking for example
People who stand all day—teachers, retail staff, trainers for example
Sports people concerned about their inflexibility
Anyone whose job/lifestyle involves repetitive activity
Biomechanics can optimize performance.
If you are unable to perform a specific sporting or physical task, and there is no obvious solution, a Biomechanics Coach’s is able to advise if the cause is biomechanical in nature, and then prescribe corrective exercises for strength conditioning.
Following screening and a planned series of corrective exercises you will see:
Reduced injury risk
Reduced musculoskeletal aches and pain
Advanced strength and muscular development
Improved muscle endurance through greater stability.
Deeper understanding of your body
The ability to move more freely