Biomechanics Coaching Services
Why Consult A Biomechanics Coach?
Do You Want To:
- Move more freely?
- Improve back health and strength?
- Be stronger?
- Gain confidence in your movement?
- Prevent injuries from holding you back?
A Biomechanics Coach gives you the confidence to move freely by assessing every part of the body’s mechanics and empower you to look after yourself with your personal corrective exercise plan.
If the client has a recurrent injury, a Biomechanics Coach will be able to determine whether there are any biomechanical problems that may be causing it to occur repeatedly; a series of exercises would then be prescribed to help minimise the risk of recurrence.
Pain & Discomfort
If the client experiences pain when, e.g. exercising, sitting at a desk or performing general daily activities, a biomechanics coach can establish whether that pain has a biomechanical cause and prescribe remedial exercises; however, Biomechanics Coaches would not diagnose or treat injuries unless they have a therapy or medical qualification.
If the client is unable to perform a particular sporting or physical task optimally, and has no obvious solution, a Biomechanics Coach’s role is to advise if the cause is biomechanical in nature, and then prescribe corrective exercises for strength conditioning.
Biomechanics Assessment Process
The initial assessment involves running the body through some simple tests to establish the main areas showing biomechanical issues within the body.
The findings are then discussed with the client and depending on the results, remedial exercises prescribed. Manual therapy (deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, etc) may also be used in this session to help the process.
Lifestyle is also discussed within this session and so whilst we are looking at exercises to improve the mechanics of the body from the inside, we also need to consider what factors outside of the body may be affecting it, e.g. hobbies, work, sports, posture, etc.
The process after the initial assessment is largely down to the client. Ideally, an individual should return for at least one re-screen after 1-2 weeks to ensure the exercises are working and either to adjust the exercises, or try a different set.
While come clients come for an initial assessment and continue with home exercises until they feel they have achieved their purpose, the best results are seen by people who come regularly to be rescreened until the biomechanical issues are resolved as much as possible. We call this process 'Normalisation'.
The exercise can resolve biomechanical issues in as little as 1-2 weeks, but for some individuals it may be a longer process (this is influenced by factors such as body type, duration of problem, lifestyle, etc).
After the body is normalised, it is then ideal to 'Stabilise' the spine and pelvis using exercises to create strength in the area that is commonly known as the 'Core'.
Once the body is stabilised, then a more functional exercise programme can be developed to look at strengthening and stabilising the shoulder, knee and foot joints. This can also include exercises to train for an individual's daily life activities.