Exercise and Movement Assessment | Salt Lake City
What is the Exercise and Movement Assessment?
Movement compensations are caused by a number of things including lack of crossing training, long hours spent in one posture such as sitting, old or now injury and job-related repetitive motions, to name a few. A movement compensation is a muscle imbalance where a muscle on one side of a joint becomes shortened and neurologically over active thereby making the opposing muscle lengthen and neurologically underactive.
We look at a series of seven basic human movements to assess what muscles groups are underperforming causing weak links in the kinetic chains. If left unaddressed, the body is at risk for joint dysfunction, pain, stiffness, lack of mobility, and soft tissue injury.
Additionally, when the body is not moving efficiently, excess energy is lost during sports activities and daily activities alike. Combining bodywork with corrective exercise to re-educate the muscles on how and when to fire when demand is placed on them to move achieves profound results.
Once we have the results of your Exercise and Movement Assessment, we design a treatment plan for your unique situation. The treatment plan will consist of bodywork, corrective strengthening and lengthening techniques that will be progressed as you make improvement.
Movement and Postural Assessments
See what our clients are saying:
Posture is important whether you are still or moving. Why? Because healthy posture means muscles are working together to properly execute movements, the risk of injury is low, breathing is not inhibited and pain is not on your radar! Does your posture stink? Give us a call.
We love this assessment because it:
- Is ideal for any fitness level, from beginner to competitive athlete
- Is advantageous for all age ranges
- Helps athletes improve performance
- Helps the elderly avoid falls
- Corrects issues from being too sedentary
- Is Ideal to complete before entering high-intensity group exercise to avoid injury
- It decreases risk of injury form every day activites
- It Improves movement quality longer into life
After your assessment, the next step is our signature CoreEx program
After your Exercise and Movement Assessment, we recommend our CoreEx Program to set your treatment plan in motion. We will work to systematically:
Lengthen Tight Muscles
"Tight" muscles are inhibited with myofascial rolling techniques such as foam rolling. Then PNF or static stretching will be applied to the overactive muscles.
Strengthen Weak Muscles
Muscles that have been "turned off" and weak will become re-educated and strengthened to gain healthy contraction capabilites.
Each session, you will also get an Integrated Massage Therapy treatment with one of our therapists with specific areas of focus.
Now that your body has more range of motions and support of areas of weakness, integrating movement patterns is next. Your body will learn it has more freedom of movement and will start to initiate movements with the correct muscles.
The CoreEx program is purchased in intervals of 4 60-minute sessions. Each session will incorporate targeted bodywork, PNF assisted stretching and personalized corrective exercise instruction. Your corrective exercise specialist will design an at-home program to be completed several days a week between sessions.
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