Everyone has their own unique style of movement, with mild variations from person to person. The next time you attend a sporting event, observe the variations in how people run, or jump, or swing a bat or golf club. You will seldom see people that move exactly the same way. Yet there is an optimal way to move in everything that we do. As athletes become more elite, you will notice that they move similarly, and that is because they have learned the best and most efficient ways of moving, so that they can perform at an elite level.
Unfortunately, most of us are nowhere near that type of athlete. However, we can actually train our bodies to move differently; to “move better”. In doing so, we can improve our performance as well as reduce the frequency of injuries by learning how to move in the way our bodies were biomechanically designed to.
Did you know that we can help you to move better? Physical therapists are trained to watch you move, identify movement abnormalities that you may have, and offer tips and exercises to improve your movement.
Taking that a step further, we have developed a performance training program for athletes! Utilizing the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as a baseline, we develop personalized training programs to improve physical performance and reduce the incidence of non-contact injuries. We do these programs on an individual basis, as well as in small group classes.
If you are interested in “moving better” and “performing better”, Hudsonville PT is the place for you! Contact us and let us know that you are interested in our FMS based training programs.
Mason Riegel, PT, FMS Level 1&2
Steve Bartz, PT