|At Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports Recovery, biomechanical assessments and functional movement testing is an integral part of the evaluation, treatment, sports rehab and performance process. Once the pain symptoms have subsided to the point where movement is unaffected, the patient is put through a series of functional tests.
These functional tests are designed to test the quality of movement and to determine if any muscles are excessively tight or weak and if the firing pattern is out of sequence. Determination of muscular imbalances and/or movement dysfunction is crucial in developing a plan of attack that not only helps in the treatment of the injury/pain but also prevents its reoccurrence.
In conjunction with the functional movement testing, patients may be assessed using video analysis of walking and/or running. The video analysis of your walking will allow us to determine the biomechanics of your foot, ankle, knee, hip and more. This will guide us in our treatment and corrective exercises.