What is biomechanics?
Biomechanics is the scientific study and research of how different biological beings react to external stimuli and other forces in their surroundings. If we talk specifically about human, biomechanics is an in-depth scientific study about how the skeletal and muscular systems in a human body react to different conditions. Biomechanics has been around for quite some time now. The ancient Greeks used this field of science for various anatomical purposes. As of today, biomechanics has found its place into the medical science. Biomechanics is a often a major department in hospitals and health care centres.
What is biomechanics used for?
Biomechanics is particularly applied in sports and physical fitness fields. Athletes and physical trainers are particularly interested in biomechanics. Particular rotations, angles and swings are studied and how the body’s muscles and skeletal system will react to them. This is because a lot of times, athletes swing their limbs on angles and at motions that can potentially affect their skeletal system to a great deal and eventually cause damage. Therefore, as athletes move through their career they often consult with his/ her team of biomechanical experts and trainers who advise him/ her of the angles and force vectors that are most suitable for long term performance. Biomechanics is most often used in dynamic sports like football, basketball, volleyball etc.
What the process is like?
Biomechanics is an absolutely painless process for whoever it is performed on. Basically, biomechanical experts and trainers take measurements and calculate angles which are safe and optimal for an athlete. These angles are calculated through measurements of the limbs, through simulation or simple observation.
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