Biomechanical Assessment In Colchester, Essex
Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic specialise in providing services in biomechanical assessment in Colchester, carried out by our qualified therapists. Biomechanical assessment is a process of measuring a patient’s flexibility, strength and control of movement to identify potential risk factors for injury. Once risk factors are identified exercises can be prescribed to prevent future injury or help resolve a recurrent injury.
There is good evidence that biomechanical assessment is beneficial for individuals who are suffering from recurrent injury if assessment findings that are directly related to the mechanism of recurrent injury can be identified.
Recently, there has been debate over how predictive biomechanical assessment can be with regard to future injury. Most assessments are based on comparisons from what is considered ‘average’ within a population, despite the knowledge that there is a large amount of variation in the strength, flexibility and movement parameters of individuals who remain injury free.
The real benefit of biomechanical assessment in a healthy individual is that it provides a record of the individual’s strength and movement whilst they are in an uninjured state. These can then be considered as benchmarks for return to play should they become injured. All of our physiotherapists at Colchester Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic have expertise in biomechanical assessment in Colchester and are happy to help provide you with this service if needed.