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20 Oct
  Assessment – Modified Thomas Test This test gives us information about how an individual’s hips are behaving in hip extension / flexion. As always, the goal here is not to diagnose or say someone has something wrong with them, but to just inform practice. For example, if someone fails this test miserably then it […]
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05 Sep
Bodyweight Squat Assessment Using exercises themselves can prove very useful for assessing movement if you know what to look for. Performing joint tests and table tests give us valuable information but so do exercises. I personally like to use both methods. Sometimes what we pick up as ‘okay’ in a test can prove very not […]
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05 Sep
Seated Hip Rotation Assessment This is a quick on the move assessment for hip rotation. We can visually see whether someone is likely to have limitations in hip external rotation musculature after performing this test. Using this information we can then look at other tests or exercises to combine with this to confirm or refute […]
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01 Jul
Shoulder Range Testing – Chris Peil When testing the shoulder complex it is important to understand the nuances of testing and what the results mean. Just because someone fails a shoulder test doesn’t inherently mean they have one particular reason for that happening. Understanding if it is a stability or mobility issue is important too […]
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29 May
Chris Peil – Shoulder Complex Video 3 – The Glenohumeral Joint In this video Chris delves into some of the considerations around GH Joint movement vs Scapula movement. Do you need to stretch your pecs or is it your pec minor? How do you know the difference between the two? We need to understand how […]
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24 May
Importance of Initial Assessments in Exercise Firstly, assessments are not the be all end all and they don’t tell you everything the first time you do them. Some people don’t need much assessing others need more. That’s just the way it goes. Having a good assessment pool of options however is in my opinion a […]
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19 May
  Assessment – Hip Rotation Internal Hip Rotators: Semimembranosus (Inner hamstring) Gluteus Minimus & Medius Pectineus (Adductor on the upper inner thigh) Adductor longus, Brevis & Magnus (posterior head of Magnus) Tensor Fascia Latae External Hip Rotators: Obturators Gluteus Maximus Piriformis Quadratus Femoris Illiopsoas As you can see there are many contributors to rotation at […]
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18 May
Assessment Series – Shoulder Flexion Here is a shoulder assessment that is quick and easy to apply. This will help you understand where your shoulders are in terms of their active range of motion overhead. I would argue that if someone is compensating heavily on tests like these then it is safe to assume that […]
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21 Apr
Chris Peil – Safely Assessing the Neck for Clearance. Chris is starting a series of videos going through each body part for assessment and clearance for physical activity. He discusses some red flags. Clarifies where we need to refer out as personal trainers, and also what is within our scope of practice to work on […]
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28 Feb
Assessment & its Application. Chris touches on why assessment is a useful tool in the practitioner toolbox and what this information gives us. Chris has ran seminars and courses teaching active range assessment strategy across the UK and has his own movement based company up-skilling personal trainers and therapists across the country & has a […]
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