Injury Prevention Screen
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An injury prevention screen is an assessment conducted to evaluate an individual’s physical condition, movement patterns, and potential risk factors for injuries. The purpose of such a screen is to identify any existing limitations, imbalances, or dysfunctions that may predispose a person to injuries during physical activity or sports.
Based on the results of the injury prevention screen, we can identify any areas of concern and develop a personalized plan to address them. This may involve corrective exercises, flexibility training, strength and conditioning programs, or other interventions aimed at reducing the risk of future injuries.
The screen will involve a series of tests, observations, and measurements to assess various aspects related to injury risk. Here are some components commonly included in an injury prevention screen:
Gathering information about past injuries, surgeries, medical conditions, and any relevant factors that may contribute to injury risk.
Assessing movement patterns and indetifying any deficiencies or compensations that may increase the risk of injury. This could include observing how a person walks, runs, jumps, or performs specific sports-related movements.
Evaluating general fitness levels, flexibility, strenght, and body composition. This may involve m eassurements such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and basic strength tests.
Assessing specific functional movements or tasks that are relevant to the person’s activities or sports of interest. Examples may include balance tests, agility drills, and sports-specific movements.
Evaluating the integrity, strength, and flexibility of specific muscle groups or joints that commonly prone to injury. This may involve tests such as range of motion assessments, muscle strength testing, and joint stability checks.
Examining how an individual’s body mechanics and alignment may contribute to injury risk. This could include analyzing psoture, joint alignment, and any deviations from optimal movement patterns.