The Importance Of Proper Biomechanics For Performance, Fitness, & Injury Prevention

Biomechanics: the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.
Leonardo Da Vinci was the first to prove that the human body is quantifiable in its structure and mechanics with geometric proportions.
For creating longevity in the body, achieving elite fitness, and/or performing at an elite level in sports, it is key to understand and address biomechanics to a relevant extent.
This starts with addressing the foundations, such as structural and postural understanding.  From here, gait analysis (how you walk) gives us an understanding of your only contact points with the ground-your feet-and their relationship to time and space.  By understanding baselines, we can identify chain reaction biomechanics and see how a biomechanical imbalance can cascade downstream into potential injuries and performance issues.
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Injury Prevention

Because the human body has geometric proportion to it, it can only produce maximal force at certain angles.  Correct biomechanics ensure the execution of specific movements is performed optimally and with minimal injury risk.
Contact injuries, or trauma injuries, can occur purely due to extreme contact, but they can also occur due to poor biomechanics.
This can lead to misuse or overuse, which can lead to a downstream effect of a serious injury.  These injuries are often blamed on the incident itself, but the final situation in which the injury occurs is often just the straw that broke the camel's back.  These resultant injuries are what I like to call chain reaction biomechanics.  Chain reaction biomechanics tells the origin story of either great performance/fitness or cautionary tales of injuries.
My job is to help diagnose these issues and address them to nudge you towards optimal performance.
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Derrick Rose is an unfortunate example-his issues, including being overly quad dominant, an inability to absorb force, and poor biomechanics in changes of direction lead to gradual micro-traumas of specific joints-his knees-and their surrounding soft tissue structures.

 By using a keen coach's eye, motion capture, video analysis, key data from force plates, manual neuromuscular testing, a neurological diagnosis with the neufit system, and our unique athletic assessment, we can walk both lines of injury prevention/rehab and optimal performance.

"You're never just doing injury rehab/prevention OR're doing both." -Performance Neurologist, Garrett Salpeter

Your Nervous System's Role In Biomechanics

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Using direct current electrostim and a unique plyometric machine to teach an athlete to absorb force for injury prevention.  The machine allows us to train relaxation and force absorption at the speed of sport; the neufit system allows us to hack the neuromuscular 'bridge' to make these changes last instead of dedicating 6-12 weeks to the process-remember-time is the enemy.

This alone opens up a ton of dialogue, but for brevity's sake-if your brain/nervous system controls your musculoskeletal system, then the origin story of biomechanics can be seen in this relationship.

Practice doesn't make perfect-it makes permanent.  So by tapping into the nervous system at the INPUT level, we can be way ahead of other training systems.

Other training systems are OUTPUT based and can only address imbalances by delivering cues that may or may not work.

By combining the neufit system with the rest of our analysis we can create your neuromuscular 'fingerprint'.  From here, we can make truly customized decisions at the INPUT level to correct mechanical pathologies that lead to injury, as well as shore up velocity leaks in no time compared to other training systems.

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Training For Success

Biomechanics is a teachable skill.  By using the aforementioned tactics, we can properly sequence the and 'teach' correct biomechanics into you during our training sessions together during basic (individuals) and sport specific (athletes) activities.

These principles are reinforced during training sessions to train you to maintain integrity of movement day-to-day and/or during in-game settings.  Thus, correct biomechanics can become unconscious habit as opposed to something that requires chronic thought.

Correct biomechanics and neuromuscular function through analysis and training system can be had to enable you-as an individual or athlete-to achieve success in daily function, sports performance, fitness, and creating longevity in the body.


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