I recently did a little spot on IFAST University regarding how I approach, assess, and progress people along the physical activity continuum. Read the little intro below, and if you want to watch the video, click on the picture or the link.
As a bonus, I put together a little PDF outlining how I improve the movement variability side of physical activity. If you sign up for IFAST University, you’ll get access to it.
Without further adieu, here is the post.
The Four Step Process to Address Movement Limitations
I’m in the business of creating change, but — as you know — that stuff is HARD TO DO.
How do you simplify the process?
I like to outline things. When thoughts have a directional flow, it’s easier to keep everything straight. So I have to ask myself questions about each and every situation.
What kind of person is in front of me? And what am I going to do with him or her?
In this post, I’ll outline my process of helping people achieve their health and performance goals. We’ll discuss:The 4 areas where we can start creating change
- My main area of focus: physical activity
- The 4 steps physical activity
- Each step from my physical therapy view
- Each step from my performance coach view
- My progression for mobility
- The 3 active mobility tests I use
- Testing for arm motion with lower body tests
- Runners who get pain after they run 5 miles
- Patients who get back pain after they sit for 4 hours
- Athletes who can’t play the whole game without pain
- …and a bunch of other short examples to relate this system to your own clients
Click below to watch the video.