Sports screening involves a number of specific tests that are used to highlight areas of imbalance in mobility and strength. The best way to assess the whole body for injury risks is to look at ‘functional movements.’
We believe that prevention is better than cure, which is why we offer a specific screening package to highlight potential problems before they affect performance and increase injury risk.
Sports screening involves a number of specific tests that are used to highlight areas of imbalance in mobility and strength. The best way to assess the whole body for injury risks is to look at ‘functional movements.’ This may include a biomechanical assessment of your squat technique, or your ability to balance following a jump or hop. After identifying any imbalances, we can provide a bespoke training programme and specific therapeutic techniques to improve function, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury.
Different sports demand different abilities from our bodies, which is why The Physio Lounge uses a specific sports screening programme for individual sports. Our sports physiotherapists have extensive experience in sports screening through their work in elite sports.
When would I need a sports screening session?
The majority of professional sports clubs screen their players for injury risks at the start of pre-season each year, in an attempt to minimise injury risk throughout the year. This can be an ideal time for you to have an ‘MOT’ to make sure you are ready for increasing the intensity of training, as well as competition.
However, you can have a sports screening assessment at any time; the point is to have an assessment before you get an injury, to help to reduce the risk.
BENEFITS OF SPORTS SCREENING
- Reduces injury risk
- Enhances performance
- Improves ability to self-manage
WHAT THE TREATMENT INVOLVES
The screening assessment will involve specific tests, depending on your chosen sport or needs. We start the screening session with a static Posture Screening application , taking images from the front, sides and rear. A more dynamic assessment will then include video analysis of certain movements such as a squat or overhead press, depending on the area of concern.
The use of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) equipment may be used during the assessment if your sports physiotherapist thinks that it will help.
Following the assessment your sports physiotherapist will then be able to provide you with a detailed report and bespoke rehabilitation programme, which may include exercises and advice for self-management. Occasionally, the screening assessment highlights areas that may benefit from further hands-on treatment, such as Sports Massage or joint manipulations.
Don’t wait for your next injury, act now to reduce the risks and improve your performance!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I would like to thank The Physio Lounge for the recent help i received. I had hurt my lower back and was in extreme pain. I thought due to the covid 19 restrictions I would have to suffer. However i contacted the Physio Lounge and a video call was set up.
I have been attending The Physio Lounge since September 2019 twice a week after a serious motorcycle accident with very complex injuries. I have nothing but admiration for Craig and his colleagues dealing and treating me. They have shown me total respect, and without doubt have made my recovery better and quicker than I could of ever expected.
- Karl Halton
I have been treated by Craig at the Physiolounge several times over the last few years for various different running injuries. I’m always impressed by his knowledge, dedication and skill. He even managed In the last few weeks to remotely diagnose and cure a knee problem I had! I would highly recommend Physiolounge.
I’ve had many injuries over the past few years including shoulder, hamstring and ankle to name a few. I’ve used Physio Lounge consistently and they’ve done a tremendous job.
- Jimbag Ant