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Tag - Biomechanics

Learn the Basics: Fitness Tips for New Athletes

Every year, millions of Americans resolve to improve their health by committing to new fitness regimens for the New Year. As tempting (and admirable) as it is to jump into a new routine head first, there are some very basic principles that any beginner athlete should stick to in order to avoid injury, stave off burnout, and get the most out of that new outlook. The following are our tips for new athletes: Start Small As we wrote last week,…

How to Prevent Back Pain When Golfing

Golf is a fun and relaxing sport that requires time, patience, and skill. It is one of America’s all time favorite sports and you don’t necessarily even have to be good at it to go out, walk 18 holes, and have a great time--it’s also great exercise. However, there are injury risks in golf just like in any other sport. The most common golf injuries are muscle strains and disc injuries.  Most recently we have seen a large amount of…

Avoiding Injury While Lifting Heavy Objects

Although we’d love if it were the case, there’s no way to live your daily life while avoiding any potential strain on your back. Be it at work, at home, or anywhere in between, sometimes you have to lift heavy objects. And yes, your back plays a large role in stabilizing your body when doing so. But by understanding how your body’s positioning affects your biomechanics when lifting, you can reduce your risk of a back strain or a more…

Use Your Brain–Vary Your Terrain!

The treadmill: It’s a godsend for serious runners who want to get their workout in even when the weather is bad. There’s no wind resistance, you can adjust the grade of your “terrain,” ease the impact on your joints--or in some gyms, even watch TV! But of course, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Running exclusively on a treadmill--or any other type of terrain, for that matter--can prevent you from achieving the well-rounded workout…

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

You don’t need to be in your golden years or be recovering from a serious injury in order to benefit from physical therapy. In fact, physical therapists are trained to treat most common chronic issues, including the normal aging process and general wear and tear that your body experiences over the years. Although many patients are in physical therapy for knee, hip, and spine issues, there are a range of other ailments that can be treated by a licensed physical…

The Kinetic Chain and Biomechanics

The Kinetic Chain: What is it? No surprise, our bodies are complex systems. What we sometimes forget, though, is that everything is interconnected. So when one part is not working optimally, it throws off ten others. Remember singing this as a kid? The head bone’s connected to the neck bone. The neck bone’s connected to the shoulder bone. The shoulder bone’s connected to the back bone… Well, the adult version can go on for days. Muscles, connective tissues, joints, bones,…