The Performance Matrix

The Performance Solution: an education in Movement Health & The Performance Matrix

17th January 2019
The Performance Solution is the education route that supports users of the TPM system. It is delivered over two lots of 4 days and is made up of more than 60 hours of face to face lectures, workshops and case studies which ensure movement focussed clinicians and coaches get the most the TPM online system and the principles guiding this tool.

Fundamental to ‘The Performance Solution’ course and the TPM system as a whole is ‘Movement Health’. Recently introduced and explored within the literature1,2, this concept is providing a new perspective on the management of injury risk and performance deficits within both clinical and performance focussed environments. The Performance Solution delivers the tools and the skillset to optimise each individual’s Movement Health in both the short and long term and to ensure clinicians and coaches can realise the value of this outcome for their business and career.

The Technical Content and its Application       

The Performance Solution supports clinicians and coaches to successfully deliver The Performance Matrix(3, 4), a comprehensive multi-joint, multi-intensity online movement evaluation tool. This system identifies uncontrolled movement, a risk factor for injury(5), apparent in the presence of an injury history(6) and modifiable through movement focussed interventions(7, 8, 9). Additionally, the skills of assessment are further enhanced by skills of interpretation and clinical reasoning; the online system generates a risk report which is unique to the individual and must be considered alongside their specific goals, past presentations, and current training and activity.

Simply put, without the testing there could be no report, yet without understanding the report, any intervention would remain generic and not truly tailored to the client. Once priorities are set, the course supplies movement retraining interventions that match the specific nature of the identified risk factor. To achieve this outcome, The Performance Solution develops the skillset of successfully delivering movement retraining at both a low and high threshold of muscle recruitment(3). This process is further supported by a comprehensive exploration and application of a muscle synergy classification model(3), helping coaches and clinicians enhance their clients’ movement efficiency. The course also considers integration; how are these movement retraining interventions to used alongside traditional strength and conditioning approaches or a client’s running regime? The programme design element of the course provides structures and options as to how achieve these outcomes. 

Putting Movement Health in to the Business

While supplying technical know-how would appear to be sufficient for any course entitled The Performance Solution, we have also recognised the need for a detailed exploration of how to integrate these new skills and tools into the contemporary clinical and performance setting. Therefore, within this course we have also included ‘The Business of Movement’ module. This element of the course supplies examples of how businesses around the world have incorporated TPM into their offering, extending client journeys and expanding their services. It develops clinicians’ and coaches’ perspective as to how the system will work for them, with their clients, in their environments. Assisting this process and neatly packing the Movement Health message for all clients is the TPM Active marketing material and brand name.

All in all, The Performance Solution is comprehensive and highly specific in its content and outcome. It is designed to elevate skillsets and to develop businesses by harnessing the power of movement assessment and retraining. If a movement focussed approach is desired by coaches and clinicians, and a ready-made solution is required, The Performance Solution is an education in movement like no other.            

Upcoming: The Performance Solution


25th-28th Jan 2019 London (Horsham), UK


7th-10th March 2019 Pretoria, South Africa


24th-27th May 2019 Taipei, Taiwan

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