Central Performance’s Biomechanical Assessment
At Central Physio and Performance Fitness we offer a Biomechanical Assessment designed to identify which areas of the body are not moving in the way they should be. These inefficient movement patterns may be at the root of your injury. The Biomechanical Assessment will help identify whether it is a loss of stability, mobility or control at a joint or multiple joints.
WHAT IS A BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT?
The Biomechanical Assessment is comprised of two different movement assessments – the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The SFMA is the more clinical and diagnostic of the two assessments and utilises the above mention model of Regional Interdependence to determine whether you have appropriate levels of stability and mobility at each joint. The FMS is the more dynamic of the two assessments and used to screen for asymmetries and dysfunctions in 7 basic movement patterns scored between 0 and 3. The FMS is commonly used by professional sporting teams in a variety of sports including the NBA, NFL and NRL as well as having been used and researched by the U.S. Armed Forces, the police force and fire services. Research has found that a score below 14 correlates with a 3 times greater injury risk during physical activity.
This Biomechanical Assessment is performed by our accredited exercise physiologist, Hugh Campbell. Hugh is highly trained in the SFMA and FMS processes, but more importantly is skilled in developing a treatment program based on his findings. For some people this may consist of some heavy hands-on manual therapy with the physios and massage therapist to release and mobilise stiff joints before moving onto exercise with the exercise physiologist to gain control of the new movement. For other people it may require little to no physio treatment and can start straight away with our exercise physiologist on a corrective exercise program before graduating to performance enhancement training with our personal trainers.
As part of our Biomechanical Assessment you will receive a free second session with Hugh where he will talk you through the findings of the screenings and establish a personalised exercise program to target problem areas and work towards your goals.
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
The Biomechanical Assessment is appropriate for anyone of any age, fitness or sporting level.
A biomechanical assessment would be suitable for you if you:
- have been suffering from recurrent or chronic pain
- have suffered from an injury and need to rebuild strength or mobility
- want to develop a program to return to exercise when you have not been training recently
- have postural issues
Included – 1hour Assessment plus 45 minute follow-up session