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Introduction to Human Biomechanics – Internal Forces
Understand how internal biomechanics influence human movement and use these concepts to enhance your clinical skills

1-1.5 hours





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

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The internal forces related to human biomechanics are a set of key concepts that help us to explain and describe human movement. Understanding these principles is essential for physiotherapists as they are relevant to all aspects of musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction. Join Tolulope Adeniji as he discusses the internal biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system.


This course aims to introduce participants to the core concepts of internal human movement biomechanics, using examples to facilitate better understanding of these concepts.


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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the principles of internal biomechanics including viscoelastic properties of connective tissue, joint classification systems and osteokinematic and arthrokinematic movement
  • differentiate between closed-packed and loose-packed joint positions using specific examples
  • list the mechanical properties of muscles
  • describe the three basic functional units of neuromuscular control
  • differentiate between proprioception and reciprocal inhibition using specific examples
Featured reviews
Everyone who would like to understand biomechanics and its diverse knowledge better should take this course.
Bisma Nadeem
A good revision of the basics of human biomechanics!
Nur Syuhada Binte Emanan
The course is great to remind and to help the physiotherapist to review the biomechanics of the joints, muscles, bones!
Huy Phan
Viet Nam