Friday, January 28, 2011

Now this is a functional movement screen

Simply asked this athlete to 2 step, hop, return, and repeat 10x.

Sagittal plane task, we should expect stability in the other two planes.

Frontal plane:  Elevated R ilium, knee valgus.
Transverse:  R shoulder, pelvis L rotation, knee, foot IR.

Why don't we see the foot collapsing also?


Brian Green said...

Perhaps the instability is coming from the top down...?

JH said...

Hip controls transverse plane. THat's where the faling in occurs.

Joe Przytula said...

I'm thinking his may be a subconscious effort to add more T-plane glute to the equation to assist the quadriceps by way of the IT band. Usually a sign of weak quads. It's very common.

JH said...

IT looks like his shoulders are going clockwise in the transverse plane just based on what I see his arms doing as drivers. So what I would do (if he is subconsciously adding T-plane) is have him do the same movement but drive his arms counterclockwise to see if his LE does the same/similar pattern or something all together different. If it is something all together diferent such as clockwise rotation in the T-plane from the LE then I would conclude it is not subconscious and possibly more in the hip region and not the quad. Just a thought.

Jack Martin said...

Joe, What about holding a med ball over his head to control rotation? Martin

Joe Przytula said...

It's "she", I misspelled "the".
Holding the hands up over the head, with or without a med ball "tweaks out" the thoracolumbar fascia, increasing the contibution of the quadriceps to the hop, magnifying the dysfunction.