As a physiotherapist one of the main stereotypes we are associated with is rehabilitation. More often then not, most people come to see us when they have pain or a restriction in range of motion.

As physiotherapists, we do more than that. We can also work with individuals who are seeking the prevention of injuries and the optimization of their performance.

We take care of our cars by going to the mechanic on an annual basis. We get tune-ups and oil changes regularly to keep our car in optimum shape…so why aren’t we doing the same for our human bodies?                              

Imagine you’re an athlete that is built like a Ferrari, but you also have a minor flat tire. You will certainly be able to perform on the field, but you may find it more difficult to move quickly and stay in control. In order to consistently bring your best, you may need to have a “tune-up”

At Movement Performance Centre (MPC) we want to reduce the number of stressors in your body and increase the size of your ‘cup’ so that you can perform well and tolerate more.

In order to find the root cause of your decreased performance, we will take you through an in-depth assessment involving:

  • A detailed history of previous injuries – to identify their relevance to your present-day movement
  • Whole Body Movement Screens – to filter out the optimal from the parts requiring a tune-up
  • Individual joint and muscle assessment – to zone in on the root causes
  • Eye, Coordination, Cognitive Tests – to refine qualities specific to an individual’s life and sport

As you can see, the assessment provides a foundation and path of where we want to go with you so that we treat with purpose and meet your goals. We want to make sure we don’t leave any stone unturned so that you are not sitting on the sidelines but instead confidently engaging and excelling at the challenges of life and sport.

Author: Zachary Hum