Biomechanics is the science of applying mechanical principals to the human body in order to achieve optimum movement. Looking at alignment, stability, strength and agility.
This is the beginning of the journey. Checking the foundations are aligned before stabilising and strengthening in order to improve performance and avoid injury.
It is all well and good observing errors in movement, but it may not be that simple to correct them and certainly just trying to alter action will not be the solution, so Biomechanics Assessing identifies the basis of the problem.
Assessments are done passively at first to see what each joint and region of the body is capable of and then you will be asked to do some actions to see how you support yourself and stabilise. This details the function and dysfunction of joints, soft tissue and nerves of the body. An understanding of the myofascial links and diagonal pulls throughout the body gives us a heads up on the root cause of problems, acknowledging that one thing affects another. So tension and spasming that is created over time and through reactions to lifestyle/injury, need to be released but often by gentle mobilising and correcting alignment, in order to regain correct posture.
Once the body has been checked passively and undying issues are drawn to attention then one can do some actions to highlight other weaknesses. Obviously the intensity and level will be governed by the age and strength level of the client.
An assessment ideally is part of your first session in order to see where your body is and be able to set some proactive exercises in order to avoid injury as training intensity increases.
- Reliable, research-based format of assessing
- Easily measurable and compared at regular intervals depending on the situation,
- Improvements become evident
- Motivation self perpetuates
- Tried and tested testing methods
- The solution is often quite similar but the issues are quite individual
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