In biomechanics, the structure, alignment, and function of the body as it moves are all analyzed in detail. If you have back pain, lower limb pain, or foot pain without a clear reason, a biomechanical assessment might be very helpful. A biomechanical assessment is the starting point for understanding the source of your issue, what treatment is required or whether additional investigations are necessary.
Why is biomechanical assessment important?
- Identifies the root source of joint and muscle pain.
- Eliminates discomfort and pain.
- Improves athletic performance and functional fitness.
- Determine vulnerable areas BEFORE an injury happens.
- Analyze muscular imbalances and resolve movement difficulties.
- Creates long-lasting fitness instead of temporary abilities.
Physiotherapists have received advanced training to detect biomechanical issues which can predispose you to injury
Biomechanical analysis can involve
- Gait analysis, which examines your walking pattern
- Analyzing your running form is known as running analysis.
- Either motion capture or video analysis.
- Sports biomechanics – sport-specific analysis.
- Workplace analysis: a study of your work processes.