Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older Clients

Why is Falling a Problem? Falls are a significant health risk for older adults, with approximately one in three community-dwelling people aged 65 years or older falling every year, and the risk of falling increasing with age. In addition, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation, accounting for some 40% of injury-related hospitalisations. That is compared to 12% for transport… Read More

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What are the 7 Human Body Movements?

Introduction An exercise professional should be able to inform their client that there are basic body movements that will be incorporated  into their training programme – regardless of whether they are new to exercise or an experienced athlete. There are seven basic movements the human body can perform, and all other exercises are merely variations… Read More

What is the Correlation of Self-reported Outcome Measures & the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)?

Research Paper Title Correlation of Self-reported Outcome Measures and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): An Exploration of Validity. Background The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical model used to assist diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders by identifying dysfunctions in movement patterns. Based on the premise that addressing movement dysfunction is associated… Read More

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): Physical Therapists & Inter-Rate Reliability

Research Paper Title Inter-Rater Reliability of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) by SFMA Certified Physical Therapists with Similar Clinical and Rating Experience. Background The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assesses posture, muscle balance, and movement patterns in order to identify relevant musculoskeletal dysfunction in a clinical population. The purposes of this study were to:… Read More

Using Movement Screens in a Military Population: Establishing Norms

Research Paper Title The Interrelationship of Common Clinical Movement Screens: Establishing Population-Specific Norms in a Large Cohort of Military Applicants. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a leading cause of missed duty time and morbidity in the military. Modifiable risk factors for MSK-Is, such as inadequate core stability, poor movement patterns, and dynamic balance deficits, have… Read More

Population-Specific Norms: Common Clinical Movement Screens & Military Recruitment

Research Paper Title The Interrelationship of Common Clinical Movement Screens: Establishing Population-Specific Norms in a Large Cohort of Military Applicants. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a leading cause of missed duty time and morbidity in the military. Modifiable risk factors for MSK-Is, such as inadequate core stability, poor movement patterns, and dynamic balance deficits, have… Read More