Kinetic Chain Assessment Videos and Assessment Sheet – Updated for 2013 Initially when we first thought we knew what we were doing with movement assessments, then we looked for symmetry, tried to develop it by strengthening areas that looked weak. The way this was assessed was by looking at how much movement the body requires to get to range, and then presuming that the further the bones had to move, then the weaker the muscle or muscles that crossed that joint were. Then we evolved again, to think that maybe the joints and bones moving furthest were showing that they could use that range, and what we really needed to do, was to find a way of seeing if the side that seemed to “lack” motion, could now move. The bottom line on this though, was that we were really looking at skill and habit, and not strength and weakness (all though it is a little bit chicken and egg, as the habit will cause strength to be available at different ranges, but strength at different ranges will also make it more comfy to move a certain way, creating a habit). To make things even worse, we discovered that text relating to injury prediction, could only offer a previous injury as a way of predicting another injury, and biomechanics although shows symptoms after an injury could not be offered as a potential for cause. Add to that the fact that most sports performance biomechanics cannot be defined as being right or wrong and you have lost the reasoning for your assessment. The solution at FASTER, was to treat the assessment as a way of showing habits, specifically long and short range motion choices for the joints. Then taking these choices, and creating the environment where the client has to pick something away from their habit. So if they choose to hip adduct over a short range in the assessment, then we build a solution to see them complete a long range hip adduction in the solution. The goal is to increase the amount of skills the client has for deceleration and so help them have a chance at being able to decelerate motions that occur, that could result in injury, what ever range that they occur in. If you want to try this and feel how it feels, then please use the form to help you track what you saw, and use the video clips to take you through the assessment. Here is your form to fill in –

Functional Training Assessment Chart

Functional Training Assessment Chart

Here is the playlist of videos, do an assessment, write in your answer on the form, do your solution, then move on to the next test.  Enjoy!! This is the assessment form from 2011!   Here are the assessments that we showed you in the talk, HIP ASSESSMENTS Adduction Gait – Exercise – Abduction Gait – Exercise – Internal Rotation Gait – Exercise – External Rotation Turn – Turn Adapted – Exercise – Foot and Ankle Front Foot – Assessment – Back Foot – Assessment – THORACIC Lateral Flexion Rotation Solutions Opposite side lateral flexion and rotation Same side lateral flexion and rotation