It can be generally accepted that there are efficient ways to move and there are inefficient ways to move. Efficient movement leads to longevity and improved performance. Inefficient movement leads to breakdowns, injury and missed days of participation.
Conversely, injury leads to inefficient movement patterns. Breaking this cycle of injury and poor movement is paramount in the long-term career of physical activity. Although the resolution of pain is tantamount to physiotherapy treatment, restoration of normal movement patterns is the ultimate goal of therapy.
Our therapists are trained to perform a detailed movement assessment to identify the source of the problem and the root cause of that problem. This approach helps prevent the recurrent injuries that are all too common. Utilization of the SFMA (http://www.functionalmovement.com), creates a reliable baseline to monitor progress over the course of treatment and allows us to monitor the athlete over the course of the season. This baseline facilitates communication amongst the therapists, athletes, coaches, parents and trainers.