Biomechanics in sports is defined by Dictionary.com as, “the study of action of external and internal forces on the living body, especially the skeletal system.” Doctors and certified professionals apply the science of biomechanics to the body through physical evaluation and observation for a complete understanding of the functionality of every individual human body. This scientific approach takes into account the basic concepts in physics: motion, resistance, momentum and friction. Biomechanic evaluations clarify the cause and effect relationship between the parts of the body.
The careful assessment and subsequent analysis of biomechanic evaluation provides a deeper understanding of the interconnectivity of the human body than any other kind of physical evaluation. Included in the evaluation is an in-depth examination of the stresses on the body that derive from posture and functionality of the entire body, as well as stresses from previous or current injuries. Injuries deriving from sports or exercise, or even from accidents, situational injuries, childhood and even birth can be related to improper function of the body. These injuries or stresses can be better understood and ultimately corrected through the whole body approach of the biomechanics. There is often a clear connection between the specific ways a body malfunctions and its history.
Beyond old injuries, many cases athletes repeat the same motion again and again. When some aspect of this motion is causing stress, the likelihood of injury to this part of the body and its muscles increases dramatically. Careful observation of these motions in biomechanical evaluation can reveal where the body ought to be more efficient, allowing the repetition of motion with a better end result.
A biomechanical evaluation includes observation, careful modeling, simulation and measurement. This careful examination of every individual enables qualified professionals to correct and improve upon the performance of the body. Nothing is more personal than your own biomechanical evaluation; as experts analyze the full range of an individual’s injury history, exercise history and daily stresses allowing for correction, improvement and ultimately improved quality of life.
The Aspen Club and Spa is proud to offer a Sports Medicine department, complete with full biomechanic evaluations. Stop in to learn more about the benefits of your own evaluation today and take your body to its full potential in the true Olympic spirit of excellence!
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