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mechanics

 [mĕ-kan´iks]
the science dealing with the motions of material bodies.
body mechanics the application of kinesiology to use of the body in daily life activities and to the prevention and correction of problems related to posture.

bod·y me·chan·ics

the study of the action of muscles in producing motion or posture of the body.

body mechanics

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The application of kinesiology to the use of proper body movement in daily activities, the prevention and correction of problems associated with posture, and the enhancement of coordination and endurance.

body mechanics

the field of physiology that studies muscular actions and the function of muscles in maintaining body posture. Knowledge gained from such studies is especially important in the prevention of injury during the performance of tasks that require the body to lift and move.

body mechanics

Correct positioning of the body for a given task, such as lifting a heavy object or typing. See Biomechanics.

bod·y me·chan·ics

(bod'ē mĕ-kan'iks)
The application of physical principles to achieve maximum efficiency and to limit risk of physical stress or injury to the practitioner of physical therapy, massage therapy, or chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation.
See also: ergonomics

body mechanics,

n in massage, proper and efficient use of the therapist's body during massage to avoid injury to the therapist. Also called
biomechanics.

bod·y me·chan·ics

(bod'ē mĕ-kan'iks)
The application of physical principles to achieve maximum efficiency and to limit risk of physical stress or injury to the practitioner of physical therapy and other specialties.

mechanics

the science dealing with the motions of material bodies.

body mechanics
the application of kinesiology to the use of the body in normal activities.
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Another fundamental of body mechanics is that forces should be directed in a straight line.
The objective of this study were to: 1) evaluate the test-retest reliability of the modified version of the Body Mechanics Evaluation Checklist (BMEC) and 2) examine the effect of the back school program in terms of application of body mechanic principles explained and demonstrated by a physical therapist in a public corporation.
Patient care workers are taught two-man manual lifting and body mechanics, and told that if they comply, they will not be hurt.
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) recommends using good posture and body mechanics as well as adopting a good technique for raking.
Additionally, practitioners help educate individuals about body mechanics, pacing activities and setting goals to manage pain symptoms.
Discover how body mechanics, positioning, instruments and operatory layouts can affect your musculoskeletal health.
Training programs continue to expand and include CPR/AED, first aid, workplace ergonomics, proper lifting and body mechanics, among others.
The data gathered assisted in developing an easy-to-read educational packet with photographs of a woman in her third trimester displaying the proper positioning and body mechanics necessary to carry out daily activities at work and in the home.
He said: 'I have not trained them to be judokas, I have given them body mechanics to suit their needs.
Other VHI collections include strength training, tubing, ball and aquatic exercises, exercise and rehab, stretching, Pilates, hatha yoga, foam roller and a body mechanics resource library.
The emphasis is on prevention--not on a cure for carpal tunnel syndrome--by stressing the use of correct body mechanics, posture, and maintenance techniques.
Teaching employees proper body mechanics and stretching exercises has not only helped prevent injuries, it also helps employees recover more quickly when injuries do occur.