The way we walk

A fresh perspective on biomechanics – the science of human movement – has been written by Dr. Iwan Griffiths of SwanseaUniversity‘s Department of Sports Science. ‘Principles of Biomechanics and Motion Analysis’ offers a new, practical approach to the subject by illustrating mechanical and mathematical principles with real-life examples. The book, published by Lippincott, Williams and […]

A fresh perspective on biomechanics – the science of human movement – has been written by Dr. Iwan Griffiths of SwanseaUniversity‘s Department of Sports Science.

‘Principles of Biomechanics and Motion Analysis’ offers a new, practical approach to the subject by illustrating mechanical and mathematical principles with real-life examples.

The book, published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, seeks to explain the principles of mechanics and how they are applied to human movement. It does not assume that readers have a prior understanding of kinetics.

The book will be of value to students of sports science, human movement, physical therapy and sports technology.

‘The more we appreciate biomechanics, the more likely it is that we will be able to make progress in the treatment of leg defects that affect so many people,’ explained Dr. Griffiths.

‘If we can use motion analysis to understand why individuals suffer from leg defects, our research could measurably improve the quality of life for many people, for example diabetics who commonly suffer from poor circulation that leads to ulceration and other foot problems,’ he added.