A Biomechanics screening in action

What is biomechanics?

Biomechanics is the study of the human body and how it moves in mechanical terms. The science is divided into two areas of study: extrinsic and intrinsic Biomechanics.

Extrinsic Biomechanics looks at movements, the measurement of those movements or tasks, and then establishes the most efficient way to maximise those movements and ultimately improve sports performance; it is an important science that is relevant to any sport, fitness or work-related physical conditioning. 

Intrinsic Biomechanics, on the other hand, is the study of how the body is able to perform those tasks or movements in relation to the individualโ€™s mechanical make-up.

What is a Biomechanics screening?

By examining your Intrinsic Biomechanics, I can assess things such as potential risk of injury, performance limiters such as muscles not working properly and ones that are working too hard.

I offer a Biomechanics Screen beginning at the pelvis to give an analysis of how your body moves and what maybe causing you to sit/ride/walk/run unevenly, and cause the extrinsic biomechanical issues.

After a chat about your goals, injuries & lifestyle you will then be put through a series of screens and movements which are designed to test muscles, joints and nerves and their level of function.

A few pen marks will be drawn on you (on the ankle) to make accurate measurements, and pictures/videos may be taken with your permission to demonstrate the results. It is very gentle and not at all painful or intrusive. Your results will then be discussed with you to ensure you understand them, and on the basis of these results a series of gentle muscle release exercises will be prescribed and practised. It is these releases that let the magic happen so following them diligently is imperative in order to achieve the best results.  Improving your intrinsic biomechanics can have a massive impact on your sport