Every year athletes go through the various stages of training. There are four common stages: pre training, training, in sport (maintenance), and recovery. It is important to maintain proper function during each of these stages to ensure the best possible results and avoid injury. Sports injury screenings and/or a functional screen help a therapist identify functional deficits and limitations that may reduce the efficiency of training, or worse, lead to injury.
There are multiple ways a screen can be achieved but some simple ways are through manual muscle testing and positional testing. These help identify timing issues in muscle activation as well as positional faults in the pelvis, spine, and ribs that may inhibit appropriate function of the musculoskeletal system. Once identified the issues can be addressed and in a world where every second counts, this can be the difference between winning and losing, or being healthy and being injured.
If you're interested in improving your performance in sports, preventing an injury, or just curious to see how your body is functioning then contact us for your first screening..