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In consideration of such a busy month, I only managed to publish one new blog post:
The Role of Movement in the Treatment of Pain
Updates From The Clinic - August Special Offer!
In Auckland, as I mentioned, I took a two part course.
The first part was learning the "Functional Movement Screen" (pictured). This is a screen made up of 7 movements, that test your ability to perform movement to a certain standard. The screen tests mobility, stability, symmetry and functional patterns and gives a score to each from 0-3, with a possible total of 21.
This screen is utlised by both the NBA and NFL as part of their testing for new draftees, and many top tier sporting clubs across North America, Europe and Asia.
It is not a clinical assessment (ie it is not designed for people in pain), but rather it is designed to reveal any issues you might have, but have been successfully compensating for - remember, you can only compensate for so long.
It is objective and repeatable, so it can be used to gauge improvement from treatment and training practices over the long term.
In addition, I learnt the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), which is the clinical cousin to the FMS. It helps reveal whether you have specific movement pattern issues, and whether that issue is related to lack of mobility or lack of stability.
To celebrate the month of August (why not?), I'm offering all my subscribers the chance to undertake an initial Functional Movement Screen for a discounted price of $45!
This offer is available only to my subscribers, and only for the month of August.
All you have to do, is follow this link, book a "Short Appointment" within the month of August, and write "AugustFMS" in the comments.
This is perfect if you want to:
- Identify any potential movement issues that could help guide your training
- Improve your efficiency and performance
- Establish a movement baseline for future reference
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Until next time, stay healthy.