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Biomechanics (use)
the efficient use of the body as a machine or as a means of locomotion
Biomechanics (system)
Coordinated efforts of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to maintain proper balance, posture and body alignment
Biomechanics (prevention)
prevention of injury to muscles and bones or of the atrophy of muscles which results in the reduction of the efficiency of the musculoskelatal system
Weight is blanced best when the center of gravity is directly above the base provided by the feet. In this position, an individual can maintain balance and stability with the least amount of effort
R. When this posture is not maintained, the potential for strain, fatigue and poor stability is increased
R. When assisting a patient to move, the base of support will be stable if the feet are apart father than close together
A person or an object is more stable if the center of gravity is close the base of support
R. This principle may be applied when an object is piced up from the floor by bending the knees and keeping the body straight