Physiotherapy screening is not just applicable to the elite athlete; it is also relevant to anyone interested in sport, fitness and physical activity.
What is Physiotherapy Screening?
During an assessment our physiotherapist takes a full history of your training and injury history, current physical state and future goals. Our physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your posture, flexibility, strength and biomechanics through a series of clinical tests and observations of movement.
A comprehensive picture of your body and how it is functioning is formed and areas which may limit performance or increase risk of injury are highlighted. The physiotherapist will advise you and, where appropriate, liaise with other professionals to help plan training programmes that will address problem areas and help improve symptoms.
Treatment and advice are evidence based and tailored to meet your individual needs. If required, the screening can be repeated after a suitable time to check and confirm that any areas of concern have improved.
Physiotherapy screening is a proactive approach to keeping you fit and healthy. Regardless of your goal, it will compliment your training program through the assessment of your physical condition. It is widely accepted that working to avoid potential injury is more beneficial than responding to an established one. Research shows that what may seem like a relatively minor changes in training and preparation, can result in significant gains in performance.
Physiotherapy Screening Can……
- Limit the onset of injury through the identification of physical issues that may lead to injury.
- Maximise your full training potential through the identification of physical weakness.
- Provide you with advice on training and conditioning based on the result from your physiotherapy screen.
- Identify appropriate home exercises for you to improve physical deficits.
- Identify baseline measures for your physical condition that help you track your training progression.
- Benefit those returning to exercise after periods of being less active or recovering from injury. It is also invaluable for those taking on new challenges however big or small.