The Performance Matrix

Performance Matrix Seminar in Beijing

11th November 2015

We are looking forward to delivering a seminar on Nov 15th A-Truly Clinics, Beijing China

Managing Movement: Identifying & retraining movement impairments to optimise Movement Health

Sarah Mottram

Movement, Performance & Solutions:   Movement is a key to optimal living and quality of life and promotes health and activity participation. ‘Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience’ vision statement for Physical Therapy Profession’ (APTA Mission Statement 2013). Managing movement and optimising movement health is a key part of contemporary physical therapy practice.
Movement health can be described as ‘a desired state that is not only injury free but also a state that allows the individual to choose how to move’ (McNeill 2015). If part of movement health is having choice about how you move then choice is control and control is choice. Evidence demonstrates that aberrant patterns in the control of movement are linked to: pain and symptoms, recurrence of pain, risk of injury, impaired function and performance.
This seminar will focus on the latest evidence and literature to support the need to evaluate and retrain movement efficiency/control/choice to reduce recurrence of pain and enhance patients’ quality of life. Assessing and managing movement control impairments in the rehab environment is well established within contemporary physiotherapy practice.  The principles of Kinetic Control will be outlined.
Attention will also focus on the influence of movement and movement quality in respect to injury occurrence, recurrence and performance. In addition, the importance of managing movement impairments in all active people including those in elite sport will be explored, to improve performance and minimise the risk of injury. The TPM Pro and TPM Elite system will be outlined.
The workshop will focus on the assessment of movement impairments using movement control tests. Movement control tests identify the Site and Direction & ThresholdTM of uncontrolled movement (movement impairments).  Examples of movement control tests will illustrated and related to clinical presentations. The classification of these movement impairments direct effective exercise and retraining programmes and these will be discussed.
Sarah will refer to her research on this subject

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