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How things work. Treatment of pain. treatment Aug 04, 2019

Ever think about how what we do as health care professionals actually work when treating someone who's in pain? Here's our attempt at making a flow chart of some of the processes that can effect whether or not pain as an output can be modulated.

 

From this chart we can see how hands on...

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Chronic Pain and a Movement Based Approach Uncategorized Aug 03, 2019

Credit to Lorimer Moseley and the Body In Mind crew for the diagram. 

 

Chronic pain is a complicated multi factorial output of threat from the brain where What You Think (cognition) and What You Do (action) have a big influence of What You Feel (perception). For a while now one of the...

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Know your squat training Aug 02, 2019

At the Movement Assessment Technologies we use squats daily in the rehabilitation and development of movement competency in our patients and clients. We often modify squats in the position of the feet or upper body to create different stresses and loads through the system depending on what an...

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Foot prints from the Belgium national soccer team assessment Aug 01, 2019

Often as therapists we can get hung up with whether an individual has "flat feet" or "high arches". At the Movement Assessment Technologies we believe that this isn't too important as long as we test for how a foot functions. Can it evert/invert, pronate/supinate, load and unload against gravity...

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Your health, it's kind of like a bucket Uncategorized Jul 31, 2019

When talking to patients and clients about their health sometimes we use the analogy of a bucket with holes in it. 

These a holes are the outputs of mental and physical energy in our daily lives whether that be the demands of sport, work or maintaining our relationships etc.

We top up the...

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Monday Night MAT Musings: The Future Of Health And Fitness assessment Jul 29, 2019

- The future of health and fitness.
- Do you need a diagnosis to help someone?
 
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Lateral Hops training Jul 15, 2019

Do you use the Side Hop Test when assessing your lower limb injury patients?

The Side Hop Test as described by Gustavsson et al in 2006 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16525796) is a fantastic end-stage rehab test for individuals returning from lower limb injury as it objectively assesses...
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Monday MAT Musings - Early stage ACL management and what are the key objective measurements assessment Jun 24, 2019

- ACL injuries do not always require immediate surgery. It is a major decision with many pros and cons.
- Surgery is not the only factor that needs to be considered, as the rehabilitation after surgery lasts a number of months and may take up to a year or longer to make a full recovery.
- Often the...

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What I learnt from the iMoveU #200 event? Communication and knowing your numbers gets you almost everywhere! assessment Jun 13, 2019
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Where Does An Exercise-Based Approach To Healthcare Fit With Modern Pain Science? assessment treatment Jun 04, 2019

- Pain is a multifactorial experience from the brain in response to a threat. It’s supposed to help and inspire us to take action to remove ourselves from the threat.
- Our role as health and fitness professionals is obviously to decrease that threat and help people.
- What we need to do is...

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Are you using a “WOW” assessment? assessment May 27, 2019

Are you using a “WOW” assessment? In this video, Andrew breaks down the importance of “WOW” assessment in answering the unknown and to determine the treatment:

 

- At MAT we believe a “WOW” assessment is an integral part in helping to engage your...

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