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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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It is if it is arranged in a way that maximizes good body mechanics and minimizes risk of fatigue or injury, indicates Rob Streeck, director of the Musculoskeletal Exercise therapy and Ergonomics Programs, Ochsner Center for Occupational Health, New Orleans, La.
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This comprehensive volume begins with an introduction and history of ergonomics and continues with thirteen sections on topics including body mechanics at work; user-centered workspace design; principles for risk assessment and design in static work and repetitive tasks; stress and fatigue; workplace stress and health; design and assessment in hot and cold workplaces; visual environment--measurement and design; hearing, sound, noise and vibration; human information processing and mental workload; design of displays and controls; information technology; and system design and assessment.
Ballet teacher Elizabeth Corbett, who danced with William Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt and the Joffrey Ballet, sees the plie as both the ground zero of classical technique and the master teacher of body mechanics.
From sick care for acute physical ailments to well care enhancing stability, mobility, and proper body mechanics, chiropractic promotes autonomy.
BODY MECHANICS: Body mechanics use the forces of gravity and inertia to advantage by determining the best possible positions to reduce stress or strain to the back.
Working as a group built camaraderie among the firefighters,'' says Chief Ronnie Few, whose East Point Fire Department participated in a three-month program with Schiffman's Atlanta Health Systems that encompassed nutrition and weight management, stress management, body mechanics, injury prevention and healthier lifestyle practices.
This training covers a wide array of subjects from those required by the state, such as lifting techniques and correct body mechanics, to education on splint pressure areas or what therapy is all about.
Patented IS3 Intelligent Suspension System ensures a precise match of the body mechanics of running to ensure a comfortable ride with minimal stress and impact.
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I was fortunate that when I came back to ballet, my teachers Richard Gibson and Alan Howard taught me body mechanics and helped me dance more correctly.