Movement screens or testing can offer valuable insight into why you have pain or limited function.
However what tends to be more valuable is when someone help you understand your movement habits.
By observing how someone moves and the postures they assume during daily activities – walking, bending, twisting, reaching, pushing, or pulling – we can tell you more about the chronic stresses that may be the major contributors to your current problem.
Without understanding your movement habits, we are missing a big part of the healing process or why you experience plateaus in your training/exercise program.
Once you understand movement habits the focus becomes finding what provokes your pain and discovering your weaknesses. By identifying pain triggers, we can build a plan that enables you to control your pain and improve function while your body heals.
Systems and screens for movement are a useful tool, but they tend to be general in nature. They aren’t highly specific to the individual all the time. They might work, but often times you must dig deeper and be more accurate in observation, evaluation, treatment, and self-management to help someone achieve their goals.
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