Our scientific score expressing your risk for future injury based on the following criteria:
Your body will show us different movement patterns based on how balanced or imbalanced your body is. Each muscle imbalance causes certain muscles to over work while others are not working enough. These have been shown in research to lead to overuse injuries of the muscles, tendonitis, and even ligament injuries when severe. We will be able to tell you your chances of getting specific injuries based on your score in this section.
It's one thing to look at someone's standing posture, and quite another to look at all postural alignments during movements. An extra forward lean during a squat can cause unwanted stress on your back during the movement, but will also cause even more harm later. It shows us that you have tight hip flexors, which if not corrected will tilt the pelvis up in the front (posterior pelvic tilt) leading to more stress on your lower back while sitting in a chair. Does your back hurt while sitting at work? We can fix that!
We understand that your strength should be different at 60 than it was at 20. We also understand that strength has more to do with functionality rather than how much you can lift for one rep. Certain measurements of strength are key to preventing injuries, or even helping you overcome previous ones with less day-to-day pain. Want to find out whether your strength scores will help prevent or lead to injuries? We can help you improve them either way!
Most people have heard nowadays that core is the most important factor in keeping your back happy, but did you know that it also directly effects your balance? Slipping on ice is inevitable in Colorado, but when your core is strong enough you may not end up falling after a slip! Our core tests are one-of-a-kind in the industry, and will tell us if your core is strong enough to fight degenerative disc disease, prevent sciatica, or even help a football player better fight off a tackler.
Taking all of your scores and adding them up helps us figure out your overall score. The higher your score, the more fit you are. The lower your score, the more likely an injury is around the corner (whether in the gym or not). Either way, we will work on your specific limitations to ensure that you progress based on your body, your goals, and your abilities. How much can you improve your score in three months or a year? Your body will thank you!