What is Fascial and Movement Assessment?

Fascial and movement assessment is the process of assessing, analysing, and optimising the movement patterns and biomechanics of individuals.

Potential benefits of this assessment includes:

  1. Movement assessment: a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s movement patterns. These assessments may include observing posture, gait (how a person walks), joint mobility, muscle imbalances, and flexibility.
  2. Identifying dysfunctional patterns: recognising dysfunctional movement patterns, such as poor posture, muscle imbalances, and joint restrictions. These patterns can contribute to pain, discomfort, and an increased risk of injury.
  3. Injury prevention: identifying and addressing movement deficiencies that could lead to injuries in sports, daily activities, or the workplace. This involves educating patients on proper body mechanics and techniques to reduce injury risks.
  4. Rehabilitation: patients who are recovering from injuries, surgeries, or medical conditions. Rehabilitation programs are developed to aid in recovery, restore normal movement patterns, and prevent re-injury.
  5. Functional movement training: helping individuals improve their ability to perform everyday activities and maintain functional independence, particularly for older adults.

Anthony Atapattu is our resident Fascial and Movement technician and is passionate about promoting optimal physical function, preventing injuries, and helping patients recover from movement-related issues.