Speed, strength, agility, and flexibility are key components when it comes to succeeding in all athletics. As athletic performance begins with biomechanics, we believe this poor biomechanics to lead to serious injury if never corrected. Biomechanical analysis can help determine how much of the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement and how efficiently. Most athletes exhibit sub-optimal biomechanics in one form or another, which not only limits their performance but can also result in injury.
While it may be difficult for an individual athlete to recognize his or her own faulty movement patterns, our doctors are trained to recognize each component of the movement—from stopping and starting, cutting, jumping, landing, swinging a golf club or baseball bat or even throwing a basketball. Our doctors then provide exercises that can correct faulty movement patterns. An individualized rehabilitation program may also be developed to allow the athlete to take his or her game to the next level.Biomechanical analysis can be performed for virtually any activity or movement.
Examples of sports and the specific sport movements that can be improved through more efficient biomechanics:
- Swimming: Swim stroke, spinal/pelvic rotation
- Baseball: Swing bat, catch, ability to accelerate/decelerate quickly
- Basketball: Shoot ball, running, ability to accelerate/decelerate quickly
- Running: Gait, pelvic stability
- Football: Cutting, jumping, throwing, catching, ability to accelerate/decelerate quickly
- Golf: Swing club, spinal/pelvic rotation
- Soccer: Kicking, ability to accelerate/decelerate quickly