biomechanics

Biomechanics

Biomechanics can be defined by two categories:

Extrinsic biomechanics is the concept of analyzing and performing a movement or task in an optimal mechanically efficient way.

Intrinsic biomechanics is how the body works mechanically during the performance of a movement or task.
This has a major impact on how the body compensates during the performance of extrinsic biomechanical movements or tasks. Often the body is merely compensating for intrinsic biomechanical faults during functional tasks and the more we practice those tasks or movements, the more we have to compensate, and so the risk of injury increases.


Sometimes during functional movement patterns, we are simply grooving our body to compensate for our intrinsic biomechanical faults. What we should be doing is reducing the need to compensate by correcting the causes, not merely working around them.

Intrinsic biomechanical screens and corrective exercises encompassing:

Pelvic function

Shoulder girdle function

Thoracic spine function

Muscle spasm

Joint mobility Nerve mobility

A full Biomechanics, movement and posture screen can identify issues related to bad posture, joint and back pain. We will be able to identify areas of concern and demonstrate how you can re-balance your posture and gain an optimum movement back to manage pain and free your body from restrictions Rebalancing the physical body incorporates techniques from Pilates, Yoga, Biomechanics (METS, muscle energy techniques, SMR Self myofascial release,)