Biomechanics (also known as Kinesiology) is the study of the laws of physics as applied to the movement and mechanical functioning of the human body.
Biomechanics examine forces acting on the body, the effects of these forces and how muscles, bones and joints react under certain conditions.
This helps them to understand human movement better, and to learn more about ways humans can move well and with less chance of being injured.
By studying and analysing athletes’ performance and technique, a sports biomechanist can provide valuable guidance to athletes working on practical solutions
to improve their skills and body performance.