Physical Education, Sports and Rehabilitation - Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
Biomechanics refers to the examination of the structure, function and movement associated with mechanical aspects of the biological system. In order to study the human movement in sports and exercise, the laws and principles of mechanical physics as well as the elements of gait analysis, mechanical engineering, clinical neurophysiology, and computer science are applied. Movement for sports and exercise involves muscular, skeletal and joint actions. The biomechanical evaluation of such aspects serves to understand the factors contributing to sport performance, sport mastery, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theories and principles of biomechanics. It includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to sports biomechanics. With state-of-the-art inputs by acclaimed experts of this field, this book targets students and professionals.