At SSPC, your Physiotherapist can use specific tests to analyse your body’s movements to determine weakness, imbalances or a lack of joint range. This can help in screening you for signs of an injury before it develops as a result of your chosen sport or activity.
Screening looks at the body’s movements that may be required for particular sports and compares your capabilities in reference to where someone of your gender, age, size and shape should be. At SSPC, our tests are derived by obtaining information from sporting institutes and national sporting leagues on their injury rates. We combine this with our experience in the field of sports physiotherapy to develop tests that are specific for your sport.
Your physio then compares test results to norms in elite population for gender, age and size.
Almost all elite sporting clubs now screen their players to detect injuries early and prevent them occurring. Physiotherapists at AFL football clubs are at the forefront of screening as they would often test their players before each training session. They will also screen young prospective players prior to drafting them into the club.
Contact Reception at any of our three clinics and advise them if you want to book a screening appointment with your Physiotherapist.