Sports-medicine and performance assessment
Discover any obstacles in your path to becoming a better athlete and find out if are you are at greater risk of injury.
The Motus Melior approach to working with athletes starts with a sports medicine assessment in order to determine objective needs in the areas of training, nutrition, and recovery. When an athlete gets a comprehensive functional and sports medicine evaluation, it encompasses the following:
- Manual examination of the locomotor system and body posture
- Anthropometry – analysis of body composition and physique
- Assessment of the functionality of the basic movement patterns
- Goniometry – assessment of the passive and active range of motion of a particular joint
- Assessment of the functional stability and proprioception of the joints and spine
- Posturography – static and dynamic balance assessment
- Isokinetic and isoinertial dynamometry – assessment of various aspects of muscle strength and power at various movement velocities
- Speed and agility assessment
- Spiroergometry – laboratory assessment of aerobic power and metabolic workload zones
- Laboratory assessment of anaerobic power and capacity (lactic and alactic anaerobic tests)
- Assessment of sport-specific endurance in field conditions (e.g., Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test, repeated sprint ability tests, etc.)
Based on these results, we can identify the factors that limit basic and specific physical preparedness and the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms that are directly responsible for these limiting factors. Also based on these results, we can pinpoint the variable risk factors for typical sport-specific injuries. Furthermore, based on analyses of body composition and dietary habits, we can implement optimal nutrition strategies designed to improve how training regimens are adapted to suit individual athletes, shorten recovery times, and improve athletic performance.