Clinical Biomechanics


This module will focus on biomechanical considerations in various clinical populations. It will provide a framework for approaches to biomechanical assessment and movement intervention for specific groups, including the ageing population, those with musculoskeletal injuries and common movement disorders. On completion of this module, students will be equipped to apply biomechanical principles of biomechanical assessment to a variety of different clinical presentations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe biomechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissues

  2. Investigate the relationship between excessive force and tissue injury and the role of biomechanics in injury prevention

  3. Examine the effects of normal ageing on the musculoskeletal system and thus movement biomechanics

  4. Describe and appraise the biomechanical effects of common neurological conditions

  5. Demonstrate a functional movement assessment and plan an appropriate intervention strategy

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