803: NASM®: The Commotion About Human Motion
Altered gait biomechanics can be due to a number of different causes, including injury, chronic musculoskeletal conditions, muscular tightness, and muscular weakness. Understanding proper gait mechanics is critical if we are to understand how a client is deviating. Once deviations are noted, we can address these compensations using smart corrective exercise. This involves knowing what muscles need to be inhibited and lengthened, what muscles need strengthening, and how to ensure proper activation of the musculature during dynamic movements.