The mechanical properties of the human musculo-skeletal system are reviewed briefly to show how this system reacts to mechanical stress and how injuries happen. This understanding is necessary for clinicians and offers a rationale for treating soft tissue dysfunctions in sports injuries. Of more importance is that this knowledge helps clinicians treat parts of the musculoskeletal system that are subject to fatigue and potential injury in any particular sport so as to prevent real injury later.
Readers are encouraged to learn more about the biomechanics of athletic motion in order to prevent injuries, to treat injuries properly, and to help patients to recover better and faster.
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