Frequently Asked QuestionsWant to know a little more before contacting us? Please browse our FAQ.
How do I know if this is for me?
If you are breathing and moving, and you’re serious about your sport, this is for you. We want you to participate in your sport until you decide you don’t want to anymore, not because an injury removed you from it. It is especially important if you have ever had and pain or a previous injury anytime throughout your lifetime or currently have pain or an injury.
What is the Functional Movement Screen?
Numerous research studies have shown that pain and injuries alter motor control and can alter movement patterns. Even when pain has resolved or the injury has healed, these changes in motor control and altered movement patterns throughout the whole body still exist. The changes do not automatically return to a normal, functional state, or per-injury status, which contributes to the number one predictor or injury, previous injury. Pre-injury, functional status must be obtained once again. Whole body, functional movement patterns must be observed and analyzed objectively and systematically in order to identify movement dysfunction and asymmetries. These dysfunctional movement patterns and asymmetries must be addressed before progressing into a complex training program. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is the first tool to offer an objective way to quantify and qualify movement patterns and data collected may be used to predict future risk of injury. This information can also be used to correct movement dysfunction and decrease this risk.
Does injury risk have anything to do with performance?
Why not? If you weren’t moving efficiently, would you play well?
How often do we need to meet?
This depends on your goals, timeline and starting point. Typically a maintenance program would include one session per week or one every other week. Serious, committed athletes may choose to meet more often.
Do you give home exercises to do?
Yes, we like to call this homework, but don’t worry because we won’t grade you. Your corrective exercises are designed to be done daily and typically take 25-30 minutes.
What kind of results can I expect?
Most get out of it what they put into it. We need you to partner with us and complete your daily exercises in order to improve. Consider this: if you only ‘dieted’ once a week or once a month, would you lose weight? The body adapts to exercise; it also adapts to doing nothing. Let’s make result happen!!
Do you refer to any other professionals?
We believe in working with personal trainers, coaches, chiropractors and massage therapists.