Introduction to Human Biomechanics – External Forces

Online Course: Introduction to Human Biomechanics – External Forces

Learn about the basic concepts of human biomechanics that enable us to move effectively.

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Presented by:

Tolulope Adeniji

Tolulope has an interest in geriatric physiotherapy, particularly in brain modulation and clinical biomechanics

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Human movement is complex. We are able to produce a variety of postures and movements that are made possible by our musculoskeletal biomechanics. Understanding human biomechanics is essential to every physiotherapist's knowledge base. There are two types of biomechanics; internal biomechanics and external biomechanics. This course focuses on external biomechanics. Tolulope Adeniji explains and discusses the essential basic human biomechanics concepts that every Physiotherapist needs to understand in order to practice effectively.


This course aims to explain the basics of external human biomechanics, and how it applies to clinical physiotherapy practice.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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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.

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