Ian is a PhD candidate and a sport PT with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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Kicking, catching or throwing a ball, running around an opponent or jumping are not just one movement. Each sporting action results from multiple smaller movements working together to enable the athlete to reach their end goal. By using the science of biomechanics in sport and exercise, clinicians can understand their athlete’s movements better and, thus, provide the appropriate rehabilitation to improve performance and reduce injury risk. Biomechanical analysis can be simple, taking place in a clinic with a clinician’s expert observations. Alternatively, they can involve complex analyses that take place in laboratories or on the field with advanced technology. In this course, Ian Gatt discusses the role of clinical biomechanics and its relevance to athletes and sports clinicians.
This course aims to introduce the relevance of clinical biomechanics in the management of athletes to improve performance and reduce injury.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.