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Strength Testing with the Leg Extension assessment Feb 15, 2018

Assessing the muscular strength of the lower limbs generally involves compound movements which is an excellent method to determine global lower limb strength.

However, it is often important to more finely identify deficits in individual muscle groups for injury risk analysis and the development...

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Strength Testing with the Leg Press assessment Feb 15, 2018

Muscle strength is the foundation of human movement and of vital importance regardless of age or activity level. Lower limb strength is especially important in providing a stable base from which to move, with the gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves playing pivotal roles. The leg press is...

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Quarter Past the Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test assessment Feb 15, 2018

The Upper Quarter Y Balance Test (UQYBT) was developed as a clinical test for upper extremity function. It involves the patient setting themselves in the push-up position and reaching in three different directions - medial, supero-lateral, and infero-lateral. 

The subject is required to...

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Say It's Fast Three Times! - The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Test - More Than Just a Tongue Twister assessment Feb 14, 2018

The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Test (CKCUET) is a simple, easy-to-implement, and easy method to measures your patient or clients strength, power, endurance and closed chain kinetic chain stability of the upper extremities. It can be used in the assessment of risk of injury to...

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Why You Need To Use The Limb Symmetry Index assessment Feb 14, 2018

The Limb Symmetry Index (LSI)  is an excellent guide to objectively determine discrepancies in your patient’s upper and/or lower limb strength, function, and mobility.

The LSI is calculated by taking the average of any test scores for the affected limb, divided by the unaffected...

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3 REASONS TO PERFORM THIS SIMPLE TEST: Weight Bearing Lunge Test assessment Feb 14, 2018

Unlock your athlete’s potential by assessing their ankle!
 

If you are trapped into only assessing that knee or hip that your patient is complaining about then we want to give you 3 reasons why you should be getting those shoes off and perform the weight-bearing lunge test (wblt).

The...

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Why you should be using the WBLT with your patients and clients! assessment Feb 14, 2018

The Weight-Bearing Lunge Test (WBLT) is a quick and convenient test used to “determine dorsiflexion ROM” (Hall. E and Docherty. C, 2017) in a weight-bearing position (closed Kinetic chain). The amount of lower limb dorsiflexion is a common point interest for lower limb pathologies as...

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How to perform the SEBT (Star Excursion Balance Test). assessment Feb 14, 2018

The SEBT is a multiplane dynamic test that is designed to assess the ability of the patient or client to control their strength, mobility and balance on a single leg. The SEBT has been used to assess lower limb injury risk factors from chronic ankle instability to ACL injuries. “The SEBT...

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One of the MOST IMPORTANT questions to ask your patients Uncategorized Nov 28, 2017

MAT strategies to out-perform your patient’s expectations!

The clinical interview is one of the most important processes to get right with your patients. It opens the door for you to build rapport with your patient and the all-important first impression to provide them with...

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Welcome to MAT - the artists formerly known as the Functional Movement Group Uncategorized Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to the first blog on our BRAND NEW website.

After a huge 2017 and a 3 year journey as the Functional Movement Group, we have decided to re-brand and change our name to MAT (Movement Assessment Technologies).

This has been a HUGE decision for us, but one we feel best represents...

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