July 16 , 2014

Anthony

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We have lots of experience providing FMS screening and strength testing to sports teams in the past so when Team BC U16 Water Polo Team reached out to our team at Engineered Bodies, we were more than happy and ready for the challenge.

Engineered Bodies, personal training, team training, Port Moody, Coquitlam - Team BC U16 Water Polo, FMS

The scope was to provide their athletes with FMS screens and assessments and to educate on the importance of that protocol with respect to mitigating risk to injury.

It was interesting to note that every player that was screened scored bilateral 1’s on the Active Straight Leg Raise (ASLR) and 1’s on the Truck Stability Push Up (TSPU) and  2’s and 3’s in most everything else.  Some of them had complained of shoulder issues but nothing showed up in the screens.  Hip instability has been known to be correlated with shoulder instability so it’s a good thing we caught this dysfunction at the front end.  We then determined the appropriate corrective strategy and drills to remove these faulty patterns.  Providing them with stability drills to stabilize their hips will help to mitigate shoulder injuries as they train and play more as they grow older.

Engineered Bodies, personal training, team training, Port Moody, Coquitlam - Team BC U16 Water Polo, Morgan FMS

Engineered Bodies, personal training, team training, Port Moody, Coquitlam - Team BC U16 Water Polo, Andrew FMS

We’ll be training with them moving forward to improve their movements to reduce their risk to injury and to build strength and conditioning as they move into the season.

Related posts and links:

2014 Team lululemon Coquitlam – FMS screens

2013 BC Angels Women’s Football – FMS screens & assessments

2012 Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team – strength testing

2012 Trinity Western University Men’s/Women’s Volleyball Teams – FMS screens

2012 UBC Men’s/Women’s Volleyball Teams – FMS screens

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