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Definition - What does biomechanics mean?

Biomechanics refers to the study of how the body responds to different forces and stimuli that are present in the environment. This includes all the body's individual systems, such as the skeletal system, muscular system, and the nervous system. The study of biomechanics allows us to see how the body will potentially respond to certain forces in the environment.

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Biomechanics is the study of how the body moves in relation to both external and internal forces. It refers to how the body responds to different types of stress that are present in the surrounding environment. Scientists study biomechanics using applied physics and other math based disciplines in order to learn the limitations and abilities of the human body when subjected to different types of stress. By learning how the body will react to these forces, one can help to prevent injuries from either immediate forces (acute injuries), as well as from repetitive forces over a long period of time (chronic injuries).

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