Sometimes when people hear the word "biomechanics" they immediately think of the Transformers. (Okay, maybe it's just me.) In case you weren't a child of the 80s cartoon or a fan of the blockbuster movies, Transformers were a line of alien robots who could transform from vehicles into fully functioning super robots locked in an endless struggle for either global dominance or world peace.

hero_biomechanics-01Biomechanics takes engineering principles like Newton's Laws (Remember the guy who had the apple fall on his head.) and applies them to parts of the body. Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical structures of the body and how they move. Looking at the bones, muscles and ligaments as working parts of the body and then how these parts move in relation to each other and the surrounding environment.

When there is a weakness or an injury in one part of the body, the rest of the body that is involved in making movement happen can experience trauma as well. This can throw the whole system off and results in pain and one unhappy individual (or dog).

Our Hero Braces have been engineered with a thorough understanding of the biomechanics principles of canine movement. We studied and analyzed the movement of walking, running and playing. We looked at how different breeds of dog combined with the age or weight of the dog factored into his movement. We designed our braces to not only help a dog bear weight on his injured limb, but to prevent unwanted cranial, medial and lateral motions that would only cause pain and further injury in the rest of the body.

So I guess when people think of what we do with biomechanics, imagining Optimus Prime and the Transformers isn't so far off after all. Hero can help transform your dog back to the happy tail-wagging pooch you've known and loved. One step closer to global peace. Autobots, Roll out. Or roll over.