Biomechanics

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Biomechanics is how your bones, muscles, and connective tissue work together to move your body and provide stability and balance. When you have a biomechanical abnormality, it can lead to injuries and pain. The health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, provides expert biomechanics assessments and personalized treatments to correct and repair your body. Call Sensor Medica Clinic or schedule a consultation online today.

Biomechanics Q & A

What is biomechanics?

Biomechanics is the science of how your body uses its bones, muscles, and connective tissues to move. Your musculoskeletal system works in harmony, and misalignment or abnormality in one part of your body can cause widespread problems. 

There are four elements in biomechanics:

Statics

Static biomechanics are the structures that provide stability and support, achieving equilibrium while you’re moving or at rest. 

Dynamics

Dynamic biomechanics include other systems that allow acceleration and deceleration. For example, the muscles you use to transition from walking to jogging or when you slow down after a sprint. 

Kinematics

Kinematic biomechanics include the effect of different forces on your body. For example, how does changing direction quickly while running affect an athlete, or how does the impact of an automobile accident affect your spine.

Kinetics

Kinetic biomechanics encompass the forces that cause motion in your body. These include nerve and muscle activity.

Who benefits from biomechanics?

Everyone can benefit from biomechanics. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting to jog, understanding how your body should move can help you improve quickly and avoid injury. 

Additionally, if you have an injury, degenerative condition, or a surgery that impairs your movement, biomechanics informs physical therapy and rehabilitation programs to help you get back to your regular activities. 

What happens during biomechanics testing?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic uses state-of-the-art, award-winning technology to evaluate your biomechanics. The noninvasive tests provide information about your musculoskeletal alignment, posture, balance, and gait. 

The team uses sensor platforms, treadmills, and comprehensive physical exams during your evaluation. All of the tests are noninvasive and painless. You should wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. 

How are biomechanical problems corrected?

If your provider identifies a biomechanical problem, they create a customized program to correct or repair the issue. For example, they offer chiropractic adjustments to correct alignment issues throughout your body. 

Your program could also include physical therapy, regenerative medicine, or shockwave and laser therapy. The team tailors treatment plans to address the individual needs of each patient. 

Whether you have musculoskeletal pain or want to improve your athletic performance, the team at Sensor Medica Clinic can help. Call the practice or make an appointment online today.