Screening Offered for Student Athletes

Why Function Movement is Important to Performance

Each sport is known for common injuries that occur from competition or from over use. It is a well known fact that female athletes have a higher incidence for ACL and other joint related injuries than male athletes. Although injuries in sports will happen, we believe that the chance for non-contact injuries to occur can be greatly reduced with proper training.

The first line of defense is the functional movement screen. This is a series of 7 tests that allow us to identify mobility or stability breakdowns in movement patterns. These movement patterns are specific to human growth and development and are extremely important in athletics because they are fundamental to complex activities.

These breakdowns in movement patterns could be a limiting factor in an athlete’s ability to perform to his or her potential as well as identify the potential for injury. Identifying a weak link in these movement patterns will lead to improved exercise prescription.

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