From Dysfunctional to Functional
Biomechanics — and how it can help you
What is Biomechanics? In its broad sense, biomechanics is the study of joints, muscles, bones and nerves of the human body and how it moves in mechanical terms; with the aim of assessing and identifying, then correcting dysfunction.
Where most people meet biomechanics is when they see a Biomechanics Coach — like us — who can carry out an intrinsic Biomechanics Screening (see later) to locate and correct problem areas that typically cause pain and discomfort.
What isn't Biomechanics? It's important to realise that the Biomechanics Coach does not treat pain or other symptoms directly — there is no magic fix, pill, manipulation, or massage! (This immediately differentiates Biomechanics and the Biomechanics Coach from other health professions.) Instead the Biomechanics Coach works with you — using a short (typically 6 week or so) course of corrective, stabilising, and strengthening exercises — to locate and correct the cause of pain and discomfort. The course teaches you what you need to do to manage your dysfunction, so you are in control. The Biomechanics process goes through three main phases:
1 identification and correction — the normalisation phase
2 training the core muscles to stabilise the body — the stabilisation phase
3 development of your personal corrective exercise programme to maintain correct function — the functionalisation phase.
Normalise — Stabilise — Functionalise
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