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What do you think of this amazing strategy? assessment Sep 18, 2019

At MAT one of the biggest advantages we find about taking an "Objective Assessment" approach to measuring how our patients and clients move is that it helps us educate them on what the problem is and what the plan is to get a great result.
 
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Can I have too much mobility? assessment Sep 11, 2019

Is it possible to have too much flexibility?

Often has health and fitness professionals we encounter people with pain, stiffness, and tightness.

One of the go-to techniques is to give our patients or clients stretching or mobility exercises to address this, but what about those clients that...

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MAT Hop Testing - Spot the difference 🤔 assessment Aug 28, 2019

Here we have an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation case performing anterior hop testing for the first time approximately 12 weeks post-surgery.

As we can see massive discrepancies from side to side which is particularly amplified following a running fatigue protocol to make these test findings...

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Monday MAT Musings - Ask WHY 5 times to discover the cure to any patients or clients problems! assessment Aug 20, 2019

Want to know a simple trick to get down to the root cause of every patient and clients complaint?

5 Whys is an interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a problem...

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Big Toe, Big Consequences assessment Aug 13, 2019

 

At the Movement Assessment Technologies, we always assess movement function top to toe, especially the big toe.

 

Often as health and fitness professionals, we neglect the importance of proper foot and toe function. These are areas hidden away in our shoes that just provide something...

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Lateral movement - No Antagonist/Agonist muscles. Just synergists. assessment Aug 11, 2019

At the Movement Assessment Technologies, we are big believers that when it comes to upright function against gravity and ground reaction force there is no such thing at Antagonist and Agonist muscles. Just Synergists, that is the whole body working together to achieve the movement goal.

 

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Spinal Load Related to Position (Rohlmannt et al. 2001) assessment Aug 10, 2019

The following picture shows intradiscal pressure as a percentage of standing in many common positions adopted in the gym and activities of daily living.

 

At the Movement Assessment Technologies, we always want to consider how starting position and load variables can influence stress...

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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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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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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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