So what is biomechanics, and why do we at DBC place so much importance on it?
Biomechanics is engineering as it relates to the movement of the human body; the way in which our joints physically line up, and the way that our muscles control, stabilise and move our joints. This goes for complex groups of joints (such as the spine), to more simple single joint movements.
Most of the time, the underlying problem can arise from us just being us – the way we have grown or the way that we are! Other times it can compensatory – due to an old injury; or bad habits and posture that have built up over a period of time. Inevitably we find muscle imbalance and mobility issues whatever the underlying problem. So in a lot of ways the approach to fix these issues is just the same.
Fundamental to getting better is to start with as accurate an assessment as possible, combining an expert eye together with a technology-based assessment.
Structural problems in feet can alter walking pattern, running pattern & cause pain throughout the body. Clear & accurate assessment of the mechanics of lower limbs is the key to understanding the profound effect that subtle faults in the foot, ankle, knee & hip alignment can cause.