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BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

What is Biomechanics?

Every human motion is comprised of a complex series of actions, triggered by various nerve impulses, and executed by specific sets of muscles. Each activity requires a combination of precise action, strength, and superb balance. Restrictions within soft tissues can affect one or more of these factors.

Motion is not an isolated event that occurs in only one direction. Body movement is a complex event involving a contracting muscle that is resisted or counteracted by another muscle. For example: The triceps extends the forearm at the elbow while the biceps, its antagonist (or opposite), flexes the elbow. These structures work together to create motion and to stabilize the body in all three directional planes.

A good understanding of the biomechanics of human motion is critical to the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of patients for the purposes of enhancing sports performance. Our doctors must first understand each NORMAL motion or action, before they can identify dysfunctions and restrictions to the motion that can reduce athletic performance.


What is Biomechanical Analysis?

Biomechanical analysis is the art and science of observing and identifying biomechanical dysfunctions by watching the gait, movement, and performance of the various parts of the human body. It provides a means to observe, describe, analyze, and assess human position and motion for the purpose of obtaining optimal function and performance. With ART, this process also includes the identification of appropriate treatment protocols, the execution of these protocols, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of these treatments.

With biomechanical analysis, we can help our patients improve performance in all sorts of areas (such as strength, speed, acceleration, endurance, and motions) and also prevent injuries.