Technology and Biomechanics is integrated across 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 with the edge that you need be the best you can be.You will find a sound knowledge of biomechanics within all of our team, however we also offer a range of tailored biomechanical services. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us.
Biomechanics at the Lab
Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of human movement. At Sports Lab we are all human movement geeks and this is what gets us excited. We thrive finding out exactly how you move, what causes you to move that way and how we can help you move efficiently and effectively.
All of our team members have a firm understanding of biomechanics across a range of different activities. We understand what healthy and efficient ways to move are, and the compensations or “cheats” your body uses if you aren’t moving in this ideal way.
Technology at the Lab
To aid us in our assessment we utilize a range of advanced technology. This helps us minimize errors in diagnosis and gives objective and replicable data to measure your improvements. For both assessment and retraining we use:
- Dual camera motion analysis
- F-Scan in-shoe plantar pressure analysis
- MattScan plantar pressure and postural sway analysis
- Ultrasound assessment
- STAC virtual wind tunnel
On top of using biomechanics and technology for diagnosis, we also use it for retraining and facilitation. There are very few people who are able to make meaningful and lasting improvements in their movement without assistance. We use our knowledge of biomechanics and our technology to teach you some good habits, this might be how you recruit a certain muscle or how you position yourself. We can help you make subtle changes in your movements that are sustainable. Research has found that with multiple types of feedback, including visual, exercises are up to 10x more effective that without this feedback. We can teach you foundational movement patterns and then integrate these into a functional application for you, replicating movements that you do, whether sporting or day-to-day movements.