Many of our clients are not injured. They just want to be better at what they do. There are many ways to improve performance.
We assess the individual strength, flexibility, coordination and proprioception and then look at these against biomechanical and functional requirements for their sport. On a base level improving flexibility, core and rotational stability is key. Then functional requirements against personal ability shows areas of potential weakness that can be addressed to improve health and performance.
- Examples: Weak gluteals mean that the hamstrings overwork as the primary hip extensor rather than the secondary extensor. This increases tightness and produces less strength when running. Strengthening core and gluteals and lengthening hamstrings will reduce the risk of injury, increase power and reduce energy requirements – allowing less fatigue.
- If a golfer has reduced thoracic rotation, there will be less wind up and therefore less power in the swing – s/he will push through using the shoulder with less power and potential shoulder issues. Improving thoracic rotation allows a full wind up and the power to travel through the hips and torso. End of range on the follow through of the swing allows correct placing of the ball and power to continue through the shot.
If you are not injured but desire to IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE, give us a ring. If you are willing to put in the work, we can show you how to improve!