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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

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

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.
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Fighting a fish with your legs and using correct body mechanics will help prevent lumbar strains.
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Coverage includes an overview of sports massage and its usage; contraindications for sports massage; using proper body mechanics to benefit both the therapist and client; massage techniques that form the foundation of sports massage; advanced working positions in prone, supine, side-lying, and sitting positions; consultation and physical assessment methods; pre-, inter-, and post-event massage for local sporting events or in elite settings; and an overview of providing massage therapy in disability sport.
Yoga as therapy takes a holistic approach to chronic pain, addressing lifestyle, posture, and body mechanics. As the student becomes more aware of the body and how to communicate with it through the introspection techniques of yoga, she can learn to not only manage symptoms, but get to the root causes and disrupt the cycle of pain.
Since not everyone has a massage table, Gruver demonstrates how the at-home masseur can use good body mechanics with the subject lying on a bed or the floor.
Along with conventional medicine, she's found benefits in the Swank Diet, acupuncture treatments and general work on body mechanics. "In the crazy political life I lead, I might have needed those changes anyway," she said.
The BackTpack carrying bag is designed to load on the spinal axis to improve and train good posture, body mechanics, balance, reduce pain, and provide ease and security while carrying everyday items.
Techniques demonstrated on the video portion of the e-learning modules include, but are not limited to: mobility, changing a client's position, transfers, body mechanics, fall prevention, bathing, toileting, hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting, and sale food handling practices.
A proper progression of PEs is essential to ensure adequate muscle strength to maintain proper body mechanics during execution and landing.