Sports Biomechanics

Sports Biomechanics          
Prepared by  Prepared by: Christine May, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Marc Portus, PhD, Head of Discipline, Movement Science, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia (February 2016)
evaluated by  Evaluation by: David Pease, PhD, National Lead, Sports Biomechanics, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia (February 2016)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 1 December 2017
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Introduction

Biomechanics is the study of human movement including the interaction between the participant and equipment. Primarily these studies are broken down into two broad areas: kinetics (the study of forces acting on the body) and kinematics (the study of movements of the body). 

 




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