Common types of Biomechanical Injuries treated at Physio.co.uk
Depending upon the sporting activity will depend upon the injury risk. Abnormal biomechanics will put structures under stress which are not designed to be. Some of the most common biomechanical injuries are:
- Repetitive injuries (Lateral Epicondylitis, Medial Epicondylitis and Achilles Tendinopathy)
- Traumatic injuries (Fractures, Muscle Strain and Ligament Sprains)
These injuries can be due to the abnormal biomechanics causing an abnormal reaction to the forces inflicted on the body, resulting in the skeletal system reacting in an inappropriate way, which can cause one of the above injuries. These injuries can be caused due to:
- Muscle imbalance (strength and length)
- Poor technique
- Poor posture
- Faulty equipment (poor fitting running shoes)
Biomechanics and Physiotherapy
Biomechanics can be affected by small abnormalities in the body such as muscle length and strength. This alters the normal biomechanics of the individual increasing the risk to injury. Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk are experienced in identifying small abnormalities within movement. They can provide specialised treatments to help normalise their findings, restoring normal movement and improving technique. This can enhance the individual’s performance and help prevent future biomechanical injuries.
There are a variety of Physiotherapy treatments which can be used to treat biomechanical problems. The Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk may use:
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Joint mobilisations
- Movement re-education
What Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected?
Biomechanical problems can be unseen to the untrained eye, but the experienced Physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk can identify small abnormalities which can be causing a problem to the client increasing the risk of injury. Physiotherapy can offer a preventative service prior to injury occurring alongside the treatment of injuries sustained. For an expert opinion please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment today.