Movement Screening / Body Check-Up service!
At WPB, we believe that prevention is the best kind of treatment, which is why we’ve created our Body Check-Up – a regular screening just like those you have at the opticians or dentists. Those areas of slight ache or regular soreness might become an issue if left unchecked.
What do we do
The assessment of your movement patterns, muscles, joints and nerves for stiffness, weakness and control will create a series of recommendations for home work and treatment or maintenance as appropriate. The gains are made not form the assessment but what you do with the information!
Background to the process
There is no such a thing as ‘normal’ as people move in all different ways. Each assessment will be individual to you and your needs – we don’t want anyone thinking they’re not normal or being paranoid about things that don’t really matter! It is a case of relating ‘faulty’ movements to an injury or niggle and correcting it before it develops further.
Our screenings are similar to those undertaken by professional athletes on a regular basis. Mark Buckingham created the first of its type for British Athletics back in 1999.
‘I can’t emphasise enough how beneficial ongoing monthly check-ups have been in avoiding injuries and finding ways to get those essential marginal gains,’ says Sonia Samuels, who will be racing in the marathon for Team GB at the Rio Olympics.
See Runner’s World Olympic Edition September Article ‘Live like an Olympian’ where Sam Murphy describes the process and says ‘without doubt it has made the biggest impact on my return to fitness following serial injuries.’
Contact us to make an appointment.