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How do biomechanical injuries occur

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Biomechanics, Blog | 0 comments

A quick warning.  This is a long post and parts of it will be geekie!!  But I hope it will give you an insight as to how injuries occur and what actually happening to the injured tissue. OK here goes….   There are 2 types of injury that the body can sustain: Acute injuries, which occur after single traumatic event and usually include sprains,...

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Pronation and Supination Whats All That About?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Biomechanics, Blog | 0 comments

Pronation is something that gets a lot of bad press and is very misunderstood. However it is not the evil that a lot of people think it is. So what exactly is pronation? It is a movement that occurs in the foot, to be precise at the subtalar and midtarsal joints. To see pronation in your own foot sit down and hold your left leg out so that your toes point...

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The Gait Cycle

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Biomechanics, Blog | 0 comments

Although walking is considered a simple straightforward activity, it is actually a complex series of co-ordinated movements involving muscles and joints of the upper and lower body. The manner or style in which a person walks or runs is known as their gait. A gait cycle consists of 2 steps, 1 with the right foot and 1 with the left foot i.e. from right...

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Gait In Depth

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Biomechanics, Blog | 0 comments

First Rocker The 1st rocker starts as the heel contacts the ground. At this point a ground reaction force is created; the ground pushes on the heel causing the ankle to plantarflex and the foot to pronate. This helps to absorb the impact of the step and allows the foot to become flexible and adapt to the shape of the ground. At the same time the knee flexes...

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