Pre-Exercise Movement Assessment

by Justin Price |  Date Released : 25 Mar 2013

Justin Price demonstrates an assessment used to evaluate ankle mobility and explains how to effectively communicate the assessment information to your client.

Justin Price

About the author: Justin Price

Justin Price is the creator of The BioMechanics Method® which provides corrective exercise education and certifications for fitness professionals (available through PTontheNet).  His techniques are used in over 40 countries by Specialists trained in his unique pain-relief methods and have been featured in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, LA Times, Men’s Health, Arthritis Today, and on Web MD, BBC and Discovery Health. He is also an IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year, their National Spokesperson for chronic pain, subject matter expert on corrective exercise for the American Council on Exercise, TRX and BOSU, former Director of Content for PTontheNet and founding author of PTA Global.

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Price, Justin | 22 Feb 2014, 20:55 PM

Thank you for your comment. As per the description of this video it is a simple assessment used to enhance client involvement and motivation in regard to their corrective exercise program. The video accompanies an article on the same topic. Please see: http://www.ptonthenet.com/articles/decrease-pain-and-improve-performance-with-pre-exercise-movement-checks-3743
Corrective exercise program design is another topic entirely that must be addressed completely so that we as trainers do not just use any exercise we come across and possibly end up doing more harm than good. I have provided a link to an article on this topic here: http://www.ptonthenet.com/articles/exercise-order-and-sequencing-for-corrective-exercise-programs-3751
I hope these resources are of use to you and your clients. Keep up the great work. Justin

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Vold, Trond | 21 Feb 2014, 23:22 PM

Down to earth subtalar evaluation. Not a full ankle assessment, lots of other problems associated with poor subtalar eversion (plantar fascia, anterior knee pain, rotator cuff). No real help with what to do about the problem. A single leg squat with the opposite foot anterior lateral reach (two o'clock reach if squatting off left leg, 10 o'clock from right) could help to mobilse and encourage eversion and would have take all of 20 seconds to explain.

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