The science of biomechanics helps explain the causes of cell, tissue, organ and body system disorders, and supports clinicians in the diagnosis, prognosis and evaluation of treatment methods and technologies. Clinical Biomechanics aims to strengthen the links between laboratory and clinic by publishing cutting-edge biomechanics research which helps to explain the causes of injury and disease, and which provides evidence contributing to improved clinical management. Clinical Biomechanics explores all facets of body system, organ, tissue and cell biomechanics, with an emphasis on medical and clinical applications of the basic science aspects. The role of basic science is therefore recognised in a medical or clinical context.
WHAT IS CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS?
Jo Abbott (MSc)
Hi. My name is Jo Abbott (Nee Rainsley) and I am a Clinical Biomechanist, Clinical Anatomist and Clinical Nutritionist, and currently studying a Doctorate in Biomechanics in the subject matter of Chronic Orthopaedic Injuries. This entails exploring the connection between anatomy, biomechanics, motor control, optimal performance, longevity, non-contact injuries, functional nutrition and physical therapy. I work with private patients one-day per week and the rest of the week you’ll find me with my researchers ‘hat’ on.
Whilst applying for my Doctorate I was diagnosed with A.D.D. and Dyslexia when applying for my Doctorate – I officially am the Scientist with 4 million thoughts and so little time! I have struggled to find the courage to write a Blog with the fear of social media giving people a loose reign on their virtual tongue over spelling mistakes and grammar errors but finally I got over it and have started to share some thoughts with my readers.. let me know what you think of my Blog. Be aware the language may not be precise, there may be spelling mistakes. Science. I love science but my mind works so hard and quick I don’t care about grammar and spelling, oooo excelling….. I love a good spreadsheet!
I am part of an Elite Team of Sports Science Professionals who on a day-to-day basis test, support, train and educate our Clients to either optimise their performance in a particular sport, or regain control of their life and live life pain-free. I have evolved many techniques and systems that have been used by Health Professionals for many years, each of our Systems giving more value to our Clients. The BodyMOT Systems ethos is to work alongside other therapists/coaches/trainers, sharing and growing together. We hope these team qualities will unite professionals and produce a superior management to disease & dysfunction. In 2016 I set-up the Integrated Allied Health Professionals Network for like-minded colleagues to remove barriers between disciplines and work together in improving the health and well-being for the Patient/Client.
Our approach to your well-being is one where the biological (biomechanics and physiology of biological structures), psychological (which entails thoughts, emotions, nutrition and behaviors), and social (socio-economical, socio-environmental, and cultural) factors, all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness. Indeed, health is best understood in terms of a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors rather than purely in biological terms.
Michael Andreou (OST)
Michael is an accomplished professional in the health, fitness and well-being sector. Since joining the industry in 2004 he has helped many individuals achieve personal goals in health, fitness and well-being and began his own company in 2007. Having spent time lecturing and mentoring around the UK and abroad he boasts a quality that is rare in the industry. With an extensive knowledge of how the human form functions and tools that allow him to simplify that to individuals so they too can understand their own state of being and how to enhance it.
With a passion for driving his knowledge and understanding forward, Michael continues to learn more about the how the body works and is currently studying for his Degree in Osteopathic Medicine whilst pushing his understanding of the use of acupuncture needles in the treatment of patients.
Getting Matt Fit for Children in Need
In a secret and quiet location at the BBC Studio’s Matt Baker was certainly put through his paces to ensure he was ‘Ride-Ready’ for the Children in Need’s Rickshaw Challenge.