Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the study of the human body and how it moves in mechanical terms. The science is divided into two areas of study: extrinsic and intrinsic Biomechanics.

Extrinsic Biomechanics

looks at movements, the measurement of those movements or tasks, and then establishes the most efficient way to maximize those movements. It’s is an important science that is relevant to any sport, fitness or work-related physical conditioning.

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. If an individual has an imbalance or deficiency their neuromusculoskeletal function and Biomechanics will be affected. This often leads to compensations that are a result of the body trying to achieve a movement or task without the correctly conditioned capabilities to do so.

So whether you are a professional athlete, a keen recreational sports enthusiast or simply working a 9 to 5, your Biomechanics can have a major effect on your performance.

The Biomechanical Screen

The FSI Biomechanical Screen incorporates a full postural assessment of the shoulders, spine, pelvis, knees, ankles, nerves and muscles to see if they are functioning correctly; if these are not working to capacity, then we will be able to determine whether this is due to genetic issues or something that is developing due to poor technique, postural problems, inadequate rehabilitation or poor ergonomic set-up.

Once this has been established, we will be able to treat with my hands on therapy and also prescribe a personal exercise/rehabilitation program so you can help yourself, rather than relying purely on therapy.

The screen can be used in two key ways:

  1. To comprehensively assess and identify the contributing factors that are causing chronic or recurrent injuries.
  2. As a pre-screening before athletes of all levels begin to compete in sport or activity, thus reducing risk of injury.

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