Sports Performance is available in Jacksonville Beach at Wellspring Health & Sports Performance. We utilize the Functional Movement Assessment (FMA) as a part of our comprehensive diagnostic process. This functional evaluation is performed when there is pain, discomfort, tightness, or limited range of motion. This is used to evaluate how your body moves, as well as to determine if there are any physical restrictions or weaknesses that may be limiting your maximum potential. Before a treatment plan is prescribed, we like to know what you can and cannot do to assure that you get the quickest results possible.
These functional movements are simple motions that you do on a daily basis. We assess the quality of your mobility, how easy or hard it is for you to go through these motions, and see how symmetrically you can move from side to side. From just watching you move through this functional evaluation, your body tells us most of what we need to know. It tells us what is strong, what is weak, what you can do and what you cannot do.
FMA also allows us to find significant biomechanical dysfunctions or faulty motions that may seem irrelevant to your symptoms, but can be the actual cause of your pain. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the FMA. Symptoms typically start with either a trauma, or inflammation from a repetitive stress. Once symptoms are experienced, the body will compensate to avoid these painful movements which can shift the workload from muscle group to muscle group creating imbalances. These compensations can then eventually create more painful movements which can again shift the workload from muscle group to muscle group creating even more imbalances.
By correcting your imbalances and dysfunctions, we can quickly alleviate your pain and teach you how to stay in balance -keeping you out of pain. By simply treating your pain, you are treating “the effect.” If you don’t correct “the cause” and only get “the effect” treated, you will continue to be susceptible to having your pain. Are you currently having “the cause” or “the effect” treated? In most chronic cases, we have to treat both!
For additional information and to schedule your consultation, give us a call today at 904-249-1551.