functional movement screening

Getting a functional movement screening in Oakland, CA

If you have ever been injured before or you suffer from long-lasting pain, you may find that your recovery did not go exactly as you wanted. Perhaps you had surgery but never did any rehab afterward. Your movements feel stiff and limited, and parts of you hurt that never bothered you before.

In these circumstances, you should visit a physical therapy for a functional movement screening.

What does a functional movement screening entail?

Our bodies naturally contain structural deficiencies that can be exacerbated by injury or age. The functional movement screening examines patterns and asymmetries in whole-body movement. These patterns can affect the body in ways that may not be obvious at first glance. Ankle pain can cause the body to compensate by putting more strain on the opposite leg. This strain, in turn, causes pain in the knee or hip of the leg that originally had no injury. The functional movement screening is designed to identify the root cause of the problem so physical therapists can provide a more accurate and effective treatment.

Treating pain and injuries

After your screening, your physical therapist can develop a personalized treatment designed specifically to help you reach your recovery goals. Treatments vary from person to person depending on their condition and its severity, but generally, you can expect treatment to include:

  • Gentle stretches and exercises
  • Hands-on mobilization techniques
  • Posture guidance
  • Patient education and more

Visit SOL for functional movement screening and treatment

Do you have persistent pain from an old sports injury? Perhaps you are researching locations for your post-surgical rehabilitation center. The SOL Physical Therapy Main Clinic and Performance Training locations both perform functional movement screenings for our patients. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Our convenient hours ensure that our patients are able to get the care they need, when they need it.

Are you ready to have someone analyze your movements to identify your needs and develop a personalized treatment routine for you? Contact our team today for more information about functional movement screening or to schedule an initial appointment.

About the author

Sports + Orthopedic Leaders Physical Therapy & Performance Training serves the communities of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Orinda, San Francisco and beyond. SOLPT’s award winning team of Physical Therapists, Performance Coaches and movement experts has helped thousands reach their rehabilitation and performance goals to move beyond pain. We're committed to helping anyone of any fitness level move effectively and more powerfully for a lifetime. We offer rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.

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