Jadeveon Clowney met with officials from the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago so they could discuss possible logistics and run a few preliminary tests. Although they didn’t request that he do a full workout, the Falcons did have Clowney perform a biomechanical assessment and complete an aptitude test. The defensive end also recently traveled to Atlanta to meet with more representatives of the team.
It’s important to note that the talks represented the very early stages of the signing process and can’t be interpreted as signs that a definite deal will emerge.
Professional football teams often test the biomechanics of potential new players to make sure there is nothing wrong with their pronation or running technique. If you would like to learn more about biomechanics, talk to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will show how your posture and walking habits are related to the overall health of your feet.
Biomechanics in Podiatry
Podiatric biomechanics is a sect of specialized podiatry that features licensed practitioners trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics focuses on the issues that affect the body and cause an interference with the biological structure. It also focuses on the foot and ankle’s movement and the forces that interact with them.
A History of Biomechanics
-Biomechanics historically dates back to ancient Egypt, which utilized professional foot care
-Biomechanics gained a high profile in 1974 thanks to the studies of Merton Root, who claimed by changing or controlling the ankle and foot’s forces, as well as diagnosing conditions and making corrections, could be used to gain strength and coordination to the affected area.
Improvements in modern technology are based on both therapeutic processes and past theories. These help provide a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide an accurate determination regarding the movements and patterns of the lower legs and feet with important information captured.
Increasing awareness and advances in available materials have helped enhance corrective methods and offer further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding the biomechanics of the feet can help alleviate and even eliminate pain and further stress to the foot.
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