Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Bay Area physical therapy is announcing they are now offering functional movement screens to discover asymmetry and to determine whether or not an athlete is at risk for injury. The screens are used to improve the way an athlete moves and to discover hidden weaknesses, prevent injury, promote improved performance and enhance an athlete’s potential.
The functional movement screens are available in all three of their locations in Santa Cruz, Oakland, and Walnut Creek with Certified Athletic Trainers and Sports Physical Therapists.
“The FMS is a great objective tool to help identify dysfunctional underlying movement patterns that may contribute to an injury. The last thing a person should do is to put a lot of work and training on top of an abnormal movement. It only increases the potential for injury. Most weak links can be improved with a little bit of effort in the right direction. We use this as a foundation in our training programs to develop stability and improve muscle activation patterns,” said Tammara Moore, DPT, OCS Founder and Doctor of Physical Therapy, SOL.
Normal movement is achieved through the integration of fundamental movement patterns with an adequate balance of mobility and stability in any task that we perform. SOL uses a systematic approach to identify asymmetries or dysfunction using this system.
Specifically, the Functional Movement Screen is a ranking and grading system created to objectively document movement patterns that are essential to normal functioning. By screening for these patterns, limitations and asymmetries are quickly identified. The Functional Movement Screen Score helps to target the problem and can be used to track progress. The scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore optimal movement patterns.
SOL’s approach targets the correct exercises to improve the foundation of one’s movement patterns, getting to the root cause of pain and injury quickly and effectively.
Interested clients can visit the company’s website at http://www.solpt.com/ or call Sports + Orthopedic Leaders at (510) 547-1630
About Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Bay Area sport rehab training is the number one choice for physical therapy and orthopedic therapy within the East Bay and San Francisco Bay areas. The company’s mission is to help active individuals reach performance goals with proper advice and training. With an excellent clinical team dedicated to the philosophy of care, Sports + Orthopedic Leaders is the source to help you move well and perform better.