The role of biomechanics in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation

Kornelia Kulig, Judith M. Burnfield

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Abstract

Movement is fundamental to human well-being, function and participation in work and leisure activities. As a result, regaining optimal movement abilities and independence frequently become central foci of rehabilitation programs developed for individuals recovering from serious orthopedic and neurologic injuries. Further, preventing additional injury to the locomotor system becomes essential for effective long-term management of chronic medical conditions such as tendon dysfunction and diabetes. The primary aim of this perspective is to illustrate the role of biomechanics in orthopedics, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. Specifically, this paper discusses selected examples, ranging from the tissue to whole body biomechanics level, that highlight how scientific evidence from the theoretical and applied sciences have merged to address common and sometimes unique clinical problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-14
Number of pages12
JournalActa of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 15 2008

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Biomechanics
Orthopedics
Biomechanical Phenomena
Patient rehabilitation
Nervous System Trauma
Leisure Activities
Tendons
Medical problems
Rehabilitation
Tissue
Wounds and Injuries
Neurological Rehabilitation

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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The role of biomechanics in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. / Kulig, Kornelia; Burnfield, Judith M.

In: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 15.12.2008, p. 3-14.

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