Sport Performance Enhancement- ‘nothing illegal here’.
What is performance enhancement physiotherapy?
We see it as much more than just treating injuries. We are involved in the day-to -day management of athletes, liaising with other members of the high performance team which we have access to here at the High Performance Centre (HPC), these include:
- Strength & Conditioning Coaches
- Exercise & Nutrition Physiologists
- Sports Psychologists
- Sports Physicians
With the integrated support we have at the HPC we ensure that rehabilitation following injury is highly specific and incorporates every element of training and the demands of your sport. What we aim to do is help prepare athletes to become more physically robust and in turn enhance performance.
What can we offer:
- Movement analysis/screening for your specific sporting needs with the aim of identifying movement imbalances, compensations or restrictions (before an injury may occur)
- Injury prevention seminars and practical sessions specific to your sport (team & individuals)
- Implementation of an individualized injury management & return to sport plan
- Provision of a High Performance service which treats you as an ‘athlete’ and not a ‘patient’. We aim to fully understand the demands of your sport, the goals you want to achieve and the barriers that you may face to along the way (athlete profiling)
- Timely referral to other members of the High Performance Team
- Access to world class gym facilities
You don’t have to be injured to have physiotherapy. Here at Body In Motion, we can help make you a more robust athlete without the predispostion of an injury. What we offer is movement screening and athlete profiling before an injury may occur or pre season.
‘You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure’. Gordon B. Hinckley
What is a movement screening?
The process of analysing fundamental movement patterns in order to gain a better understanding of how an individual uses their body. Simply put, it attempts to quantify the movement competency (ability to move free of dysfunction or pain) of an individual, identifying potential weak links, movement compensations or restrictions, which may lead to an increased risk of injury.
To reduce the risk of injury and keep you- the athlete, training to the level which you strive to achieve.
Why should I have a movement screen?
Are you someone who:
- Wants to be in good physical condition to cope with variability in training load?
- Trains regularly and wants to make sure their training is contributing to performance and not mechanisms of injury?
- Has a reoccurring niggle or injury and wants to know whether its related to your movement competency?
But I’m not an ‘athlete’ and I’m not Injured…
Everyone is their own ‘athlete’ and anyone can benefit a movement screen. A movement screen is undertaken ideally when injury free, as a preventative method and performance enhancing tool,.
What are the benefits?
From the screen, we will provide you with strategies to address any weak links identified in your movement competency. These strategies are likely to consist of corrective exercise prescription, teaching of self-treatment techniques and hands on physiotherapy. Our aim is to give you, the athlete, the tools and in-sight to take control of your own training and injury prevention program.
Do you use a specific screening tool?
Not as such…We will use a variety of physiotherapy and strength & conditioning tests based on you- the ‘athlete’, and the demands of your sport. Based on the analysis of fundamental movement patterns we will tailor the screen to be specific to your needs and sporting demands.
Available for individual athletes, coached athletes, and sports teams (please contact to discuss prices for teams)
Still unsure of what movement screening is, and how it can help? Click on this link to read an article which Ali Wilson, Sports Physiotherapist at Body In Motion wrote. http://www.220triathlon.com/training/injuries/movement-screening-what-it-is-and-how-it-helps-athletes/11469.html