biomechanics9Technology company Motus has developed a new system that uses biomechanics to determine stress on a pitcher’s elbow or a change in batter’s swing. It introduced a new 5-sensor package that measures these amounts and sends them to a smartphone with a Motus app, bringing technology that was previously exclusively available only in labs to the field. Pittsburgh Pirates’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen shared, “A mobile system capable of allowing me to collect this type of information in the cage and on the field is very exciting.” Motus’s biomechanics feedback and analytical abilities are not limited to baseball players; the company tools for athletes of various sports, including mobility and stability reporting for runners.  

The biomechanics are the moving parts that manage the movement of your feet. If you would like more information, see Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti can assess and provide in-depth information as well as measure your personal foot biomechanics.  

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body, causing an interference with the biological structures. It focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics
- Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes that provide a better understanding of podiatric concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide accurate information about the forces and patterns of the feet and lower legs.

Understanding biomechanics of the feet can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

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