A Functional Movement Screen allows the individual to understand where current weakness or movement restrictions are within the body, identify where certain imbalances are occurring so to prevent or reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Information from the assessment can be used and incorporated into an osteopathic consultation, exercise prescription or sports specific conditioning program.

Who would benefit from a Functional Movement Screen?

Individuals with chronic musculoskeletal injuries or complaints i.e. overuse injuries, tendinopathies, recurrent strains and sprains
Individuals wanting to design an exercise program to improve movement and overall wellbeing
Individuals playing a specific sport and are looking to improve performance

Information from this consultation can be used:

Within an osteopathic consultation for a more focused hands on manual therapy approach to treatment
To create a specific exercise program to help correct any musculoskeletal imbalance.

A functional movement screen consultation takes 45 – 60 minutes.

The Movement Screen Consultation consists of:

Case history
Postural assessment
Gait assessment
Balance & Proprioception excursion tests
Functional movement screen (7 test assessment)
Movement assessment of Squat, Lunge, Step Up/Down, Push & Pull movement
Osteopathic and Orthopedic assessment

To read more about the Functional Movement Screen designed by Gray Cook, please click here.

Gait assessment and functional assessments are similar to those taught by the Gray Institute. Please click here to read more.

Book an appointment online below or simply call 03 9670 9290.

Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD 3000 at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne City CBD 3000 (just near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St).

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