The Institut Català del Peu, conducts functional and biomechanical assessment tests to the cyclists of the Massi-Tactic women UCI, through the Biomechanical Department of the Sporting Performance. Today, let’s talk about Mireia Benito. Mireia is a cyclist who combines cycling with her degrees of Molecular Biology and Biomedicine. She is an outstanding cyclist by her […]
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS THROUGH THE VICON SYSTEM
Stabilometry (posturological study of balance):
It allows the evaluation and measurement of the postural quality of the patient, in order to obtain postural reeducation and correction of erroneous loads.
Its graphical representation is shown on the screen (statocin-sketch) of the successive positions of the pressure center and allows a measurement of oscillations (stabilogram).
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CYCLIST
The functional characteristics of each individual demand compensatory needs in dynamic interaction with the bicycle conditioning the biomechanics. The correct arrangement of the body with respect to the bike guarantees reduction of discomfort in feet, knees, hips, back, neck, hands, as well as physiological biomechanics, correct dynamic alignments reducing the risk of injury, increasing comfort and optimizing performance.
In relation to the functional range that has on the stretcher each cyclist, we propose a solution on the bike that demands the minimum of residual movements. The closed biomechanical means conditions the degree of compensation available. Consequently, we define non-physiological behaviors, dynamic misalignments and a deformation of the technical gesture.