Why Biomechanics?

Bio: Life, Living Systems

Mechanics: the branch of applied mathematics dealing with motion, and forces producing motion.

knee-angleBiomechanics is the study of structure, forces, and the effects of forces on structure.

So what does that have to do with exercise and sport?  Well… actually everything!
Every exercise in which you participate, every movement, every effort to prevent motion, and every physical challenge involves your human structure and very real forces! Read the rest of this entry

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IP Approach To Recovery & Training

Move Better – Feel Better – Train Better – Recover Better – Perform Better

When we think of a physical “performance”, we often picture physical displays such as a high-score, a series of skilled movements, a heavy lift, a fast speed, and/or a new record.  Physical displays such as these have become our typical performance indicators, however these only tell part of the story; these are merely an external result; an external performance.

mobilityBut what made that external performance possible?   What is inside the body that helped that physical task happen as it did?   It wasn’t just the hours and weeks/months/years of practice.  Practice and repetition are necessary, but these physical feats would not be possible without some degree of health and ability from the internal components.  Without a certain degree of integrity in (and ability of) those internal components, that external display could not have been posible, and all those hours of training and practice would not have even been possible. Read the rest of this entry

Cadaver & Mechanics Workshop February 21-22

Attention Trainers and Therapists!

BDx is hosting a Cadaver Anatomy & Biomechanics Course Feb 21-22!

shutterstock_136741166This 12-hour course provides a mechanical foundation for health, fitness and rehabilitation specialists by examining anatomy from an engineering and architectural perspective instead of just the “names and geography” that school typically offers. Read the rest of this entry