KNES 4303 Movement Analysis Project


KNES 4303 Movement Analysis Project

 

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Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Biomechanics and Kinesiology, many professions use qualitative and quantitative analysis. Basic knowledge of biomechanics and kinesiology are essential for competent professional analysts of human movement, including (but not limited to) physical education teachers, physical therapists, physicians, coaches, personal trainers, and exercise instructors. A structured approach helps to facilitate the identification, analysis, and solution of problems or questions related to human movement. Being capable of accurately identifying the anatomical components of human movement including bones, joints, muscles, and related portions of the nervous system is crucial. Appropriately communicating the movements of the body and body segments aids in the ability to achieve one’s goals.
The objectives of this assignment are:

  • to apply and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned throughout this course to:
    • describe performances
    • improve performances
    • solve problems
    • evaluate injuries

Getting Started

Select a movement or skill that you would like to analyze. Approve the movement or skill with the instructor prior to beginning the analysis!  

  • Obtain ample background research of what the “experts” say regarding the movement or skill chosen.  Be wary of Jon Doe’s personal Internet resources.  The best choices come from refereed journals such as:
    • Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise (MSSE),
    • The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR),
    • Sport Biomechanics,
    • Journal of Athletic Training,
    • Canadian Journal of Sport Sciences, 
    • Ergonomics,
    • International Journal of Sport Biomechanics,
    • Journal of Sport Sciences,
    • Physical Therapy,
    • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,
    • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport,
    • Journal of Biomechanics, etc…

A “refereed” journal is one that has a system of “peer review” by other scientists and professionals before something gets published.  Many coaching and/or popular journals such as Muscle and Fitness, Track Technique, Swimming Technique, Golf Digest, International Gymnast, Sports Illustrated, Scholastic Coach, and Runner’s World are not refereed and hence you need to be very cautious about the information published in them.  A minimum of FIVE professional refereed references are required.

 

Some things to consider…

  • Determine the critical aspects of the movement and identify the best method for observing and collecting information.  As a minimal requirement you will need to obtain several still digital photos of the image.  I would suggest from several angles.  The following diagram may assist in your decision making process:

 

What you must include:

  1. Break the skill or movement into distinct phases to assist in your explanation and discussion. Some movements or skills have common phases (i.e. preparation, action, follow through), others you may have to make up yourself. Use the literature or biomechanics text to identify accepted phases of common movements.
  2. Conduct your anatomical and mechanical analysis (see outline below) and determine the best way to incorporate into your paper and presentation to class. Information regarding bones, joints, movements, planes, axes, movement type, kinesthetic awareness, etc. should be included.
  3. Identify, evaluate, and provide information regarding critical features or correction of any faults observed within each phase.
  4. Identify and include appropriate mechanical concepts within each phase. In other words, use the mechanical principles to explain why or how a critical feature is necessary.
  5. Prepare a semi-professional presentation to be given to your peers, as well as one paper (hard copy) to be turned in that contains all information (Power Point, handouts, overheads, videos, paper, etc…) provided during presentation and the final overall paper (with title page, review of literature, tables and graphs, APA references throughout, conclusion, Reference page, etc…).

The following outline gives some basic components that are necessary for analysis of a motor skill to get you started:

  1. Description of the motor skill performance
    1. Primary purpose of skill
    2. Movement phases
    3. Classification of the skill
      • Classification of movement patterns and skills provides further clues as to the nature of both the anatomical and mechanical requirements of a particular group of skills. The following System for Classification of Motor Skills takes into account the objective of the skill, the medium in which the skill occurs, and the nature of motion, which may also assist in your analysis:

 

  1. Anatomical analysis – this should be an overview of major articulations involved
  • Joint actions and segment motions
    1. Muscle participation and form of contraction (concentric, eccentric, isometric)
    2. Neuromuscular considerations (mechanoreceptors, stretch shortening cycle)
    3. Anatomical principles related to effective and safe performance
    4. Avoidance of injury
  1. Mechanical analysis – This section is CRITICAL!!!

 

      • Must understand if the motion is angular, linear, or general motion first.
        1. Pushing and pulling forces, weight and resistance, twisting and turning forces must be identified and their effects noted.
    1. Mechanical principles that apply
      • The identification of the mechanical principles related to the execution of the skill is a first step in establishing the causes of error in the performance of the skill.  Focusing on these principles and how they relate to the skill suggests the potential sources of error.  Each movement phase must be considered in turn for quality.
        1.  Considerations of:
          1. Speed of movement
          2. Forces involved with movement
          3. Balance
          4. Direction
          5. Timing
          6. Water pressure
          7. Air pressure
        2. If projecting an object is involved:
          1. Extension at release (or contact)
          2. Path of object
          3. Spin
          4. Angle of release (or impact)
    2. Violation of principles – if detecting errors or comparing technique (Quantitative and Qualitative)

a.Which application(s) of mechanical principles is (are) violated?

b.What are the errors?

c.What are the sources of errors?

  1. Prescriptions for improvement of performance indicate how the performances should be changed to improve or maximize performance.

The submitted presentation must have embedded video that is supporting your statements giving visual representation to the biomechanical analysis of your chosen movement.

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