Too often, people decide that the way their body moves and articulates itself is unchangeable. Many Americans go through their jobs, hobbies, and athletics with this mindset. Unfortunately, this way of thinking limits their ability to prevent injuries and benefit from more efficient motions. That’s where the study of biomechanics comes in. Understanding how simple changes can make all the difference in your long-term health is critical to using your body to its full potential.
ONE HARMONIOUS MACHINE
Picture your body as a motor vehicle. Everything in your daily drive needs to work in harmony for the car to move. The motor needs to translate its power to the transmission, which then moves the wheels and sets the car in motion. You have to steer, brake, and drive within the limitations of your vehicle to be safe. If something is wrong with one part of this equation, you break down. The same goes for your body.
IN THE SHOP
A mechanic’s job is to make sure your car is running at peak efficiency and to have you ready to zip down Pacific Coast Highway. They look at the problems you’re having, fix them, and get you back on the road as soon as possible. This is what physical therapists do for your body. When you have an injury, they work with you to set up attainable goals and help solve your problem areas so you can get back to your daily activities without pain.
So, what’s the best way to keep your car out of the shop and prevent catastrophic damage? You need to take care of it. Regular oil changes, tuneups, and tire rotations will keep your car running in tiptop shape. The parallel to this is exercise. Your body needs regular exercise combined with injury-prevention workouts to limit the likelihood of injury.
You can buy a new car, but you only get one body. Even with this understanding, so many of us still neglect our overall health and wellness. Whether you need a simple tuneup or a complete restoration, In Motion O.C. is the place to go. Contact us today at 949-861-8600 for your tuneup!