what exactly are 'bad mechanics' in sports anatomy

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01/10/2013 at 22:45

Bad Mechanics (nowt to do with cars) - this is a phrase I hear all the time but I don't know what it means exactly ie bad mechanics caused the injury.

Could anyone explain it to me or provide a link which explains it?

Many thannks

 

02/10/2013 at 00:28

In simple terms, it's just the mechanical bits of you... your joints, your bones, you tendons... not being perfectly aligned... which leads to injury of those bits or, quite commonly, it makes you compensate for the misalignments by introducing twisting motions, where there shouldn't be any... again causing injury.

Someone might have one leg longer than the other. This introduces disturbances in the smoothness of the biomechanical cycle...  which you clearly know cannot be good.

Someone's pelvis might not be well aligned. Someone's hip joint might not flex enough on one side to allow full extension in the stride.

etc etc.

02/10/2013 at 10:07

What RK says - but I think you are mishearing. The term is "biomechanics".


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