As we have already mentioned the importance of Physics to the Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O), today, let’s give you an idea of the Biomechanics to the P&O studies.
Biomechanics is one of the applied sciences in Biophysics that studies force and its effect on living beings. Biomechanics scientific principle has utilized in expansive professional practices, e.g., medicine, engineering, sport, rehabilitation including P&O, etc.
Biomechanics in P&O focuses on studying the efficiency of the external device to the patient in both clinical practice and research development.
As there are many sub-disciplines in Biomechanics, the most account in P&O is the study of the movement of definite objects (Rigid body) or ‘our body’.
Prosthetists and Orthotists must study a variety of biomechanics sub-topics such as Gait biomechanics, Spine biomechanics, Muscle biomechanics, especially the biomechanics for each prosthesis and orthosis device.