Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work together to produce movement.
Kinematics is the branch of biomechanics that studies movement. Here we progress our understanding of posture to looking at gait (walking) as well as functional movements that are relevant to the individual’s activities of daily living, including their sporting capability.
Our muscle balance is influenced by gravity and a variety of internal and external forces that influence line of pull of the muscles. Abnormal forces can result in abnormal postures or loading. Also, abnormal postures that are sustained, result in muscle imbalances. e.g. sitting slumped; or standing with one’s weight on one leg, when carrying a heavy bag or a child.
These biomechanical faults, creating specific muscle imbalances, need to be corrected to reduce pain and improve function and performance.
At BRH Physiotherapy, we have a thorough knowledge and understanding of biomechanics, kinematics & how to correct abnormal loading, postural dysfunction and dynamic movement. Through a thorough and targeted assessment we can find the source of the injury, which is often a distance from the site of pain. We need to determine why you are getting injured during training. Localised treatment to the affected area, without looking at the athlete as a whole, can only result in disappointing long term results.