Biomechanical Evaluation in Miami, FL
The stiffness and discomfort that you feel in your muscles and joints may be related to how you move your body. Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy offers biomechanical evaluations for residents of Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas to identify ways to improve biomechanics.
Biomechanics describes a field of study that focuses on the movement of the human body. By understanding the mechanics behind your movement as well as how you move your body in specific situations, we identify physical therapy interventions that will alleviate your symptoms.
What is a Biomechanical Evaluation?
Biomechanical evaluation is the first step toward finding solutions to improve your performance, reduce the risk of injury and promote healing. A biomechanical evaluation includes two aspects of movement:
- Body movements (kinematics)
- Forces that act on the body (kinetics)
Benefits of a Biomechanical Evaluation
A biomechanical evaluation will:
- Improve the way you move and use your body.
- Enhance performance while reducing the likelihood of injury.
- Maximize the output of muscles in a safe and effective manner.
- Provide recommendations for improving your work and home environments to promote better biomechanics.
How will a Biomechanical Evaluation Help Me?
The greatest challenge in treating conditions that affect the nerves and spine is determining the precise cause of the discomfort. In many cases, pain is localized to an area that is far removed from the origination of the injury. Our physical therapists have an in-depth understanding of how the nerves, muscles, and bones of the body work together. By evaluating your biomechanics, we give you the insight and knowledge that will help you alleviate your symptoms through improved body movements.
The Procedure for a Biomechanical Evaluation
We use specialized equipment that allows us to observe how you move your body while performing specific tasks. Some patients modify their biomechanics subconsciously when they know they are being evaluated, so we have you perform the task over a period of time so that you fall into your natural pattern of body movement. During the evaluation, we look for:
- Range of motion.
- Signs of muscle weakness.
- Problems with balance.
- Body position.
Our equipment gathers data in several aspects of your biomechanics. We analyze the data both in real-time and after your session to identify specific physical therapy interventions to improve your biomechanics.
Is the Biomechanical Evaluation Covered by My Insurance?
Coverage for physical therapy and biomechanical evaluations is different for each policy. Our patient coordinator can work with you and your insurance provider to determine if the procedure is covered and your portion of the cost.
Using proper body movements prevents injury and helps you heal faster. If you live in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding areas and would like to find out more about our biomechanical evaluations, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.