BIOMECHANICS

n. a scientific discipline which studies the mechanics of forces acting upon a body and its musculoskeletal system. These forces may be internal or external, and they involve factors such as weight, gravity, pressure, and stress. In occupational biomechanics and sports medicine, it minimizes the risk of injury due to weight-bearing and physical strain.

BIOMECHANICS: "Biomechanics assesses the body's capacity to bear weight, strain, and stress while in motion or at rest."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOMECHANICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biomechanics/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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