The kinetic chain is a concept in biomechanics used to describe the interrelatedness of our bodies’ muscular and skeletal systems during movement. It proposes that these systems do not operate independently, but rather as an interconnected sequence of events, akin to links in a chain. This theory divides the human body into two main parts: the upper and lower kinetic chains.

Upper kinetic chain encompasses the fingers, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, scapulae, and spinal column, while the lower includes toes, feet ankles knees hips and pelvis. The understanding of this concept is crucial for holistic approaches to physical rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement.

Within this framework disruptions or weaknesses in one part of the chain can lead to compensation or overuse in another part potentially causing injury. Therefore identifying and addressing these weak links can promote overall functionality and prevent injuries.



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N-gram Classification: Chain, Kinetic
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Category: Physiotherapy
Search Intent: Physical Therapy
Semantic Relevance: Movement, Body Mechanics
Parent Category: Rehabilitation
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Synonyms: Movement Chain, Chain of Motion
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