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What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics concerns the mechanics of how you move. Are you a machine? Of course you are!
Ok, so Biomechanics does not specifically relate to robots or machines as we generally think of them. Biomechanics is the study of human movement and at Sports Lab this is what gets us excited. We are all geeks here at the lab and when we put our minds to something we like to be as thorough as possible. Our key passion is biomechanics. We want to find out exactly how you move, what causes you move that way and how can we help you to move more efficiently and effectively.

By applying the specialist skill sets that we have between our combined team, we feel that we are well equipped to understand your biomechanical concerns. Then most importantly help you to put these right!


How does Sports Lab deal with Biomechanics?

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Identification and Diagnosis

How can we say that we are able to improve your function if we do not fully understand your dysfunction or limitation? We can't. But if we spend the time completing a thorough assessment these variables become more apparent, and clarity is what we are all about!

We will objectively show you what we are aiming to improve so that these measures can be compared as you progress. Go on, blow us away!

For assessment and diagnosis we use:
  • Dual camera motion analysis
  • F-Scan in-shoe plantar pressure analysis
  • MattScan plantar pressure and postural sway analysis
  • Ultrasound assessment
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Retraining and facilitation

Of course we do not expect you to just do as you're told! Now we are not talking about any suppressed disobedient streaks but rather that this stuff is just pretty tricky. There are very few people who are able to make these kind of changes without assistance. 

We are set up with a wide range of methods to teach you some good habits. This might be how you recruit a certain muscle or possibly position yourself.

Sports Lab will help you to make the subtle changes so that your improvements are sustainable and not just one season wonders.By utilising technology in parts of this phase we can be more accurate and give you some useful visual feedback.

A number of recent research articles have found that with multiple types of feedback, including visual, exercises are up to 10x more effective than without this additional input. This also means if you are working on these things at home you will be more accurate and therefore more effective.
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Functional application

What good are your fancy new moves if you don't now how to spin them together on the dance floor?!

Once you understand what is holding you back (diagnosis) and how to retrain these areas it's time to throw it all together in an action that is meaningful and useful to you.

Functional movement means something that applies more closely to your sport or activity that we are trying to modify. Generally we will move through
  1. Lying or sitting activities
  2. Standing exercises
  3. Functional exercises in movements which mimic your goal movement
This applies to a long list of movement types and whilst we won't bore you with the details here, if you want to move better, contact us to find out about similar clients we have helped in the past.

We don't leave any lab locals behind. Once you are #madeinthelab we promise you won't be solo two stepping on the dancefloor!


Technology and Biomechanics at Sports Lab

Technology and Biomechanics is integrated accross a wide range of services at Sports Lab. We have been careful to select the types of technology which complement our services and provide you guys with that edge that you need be the best you can be.

You will find a sound knowledge of biomechanics and within all of our team however we also offer a range of tailored biomechanical services. If you are interested in finding out more please check out our packages or contact us here:

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19 Auburn Street

(09) 368 1552
(09) 303 1281 (FAX)

EDI: sportlab
PO Box 8583 Symonds St, 

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