Musculoskeletal screening is a process whereby the person is assessed using specific standardised tests and procedures to gain information on several areas of the patient’s physical make up. These components can be divided into the following categories:
The purpose of the screening is to highlight any previous injury and its effects on performing and conditioning. It also aims to highlight areas within the categories above where the patient demonstrates inefficiency which could be a pre-determining factor to injury. It is therefore very much a tool for improving physical health and performance, as well as a tool for injury prevention.
Anyone can receive a screening assessment, from amateur to professional sports people, to someone who has been injury prone or out of sport or activity for a period of time and wants to get back to sport / work safely.
Musculoskeletal screening is a safe effective way of assessing the body for areas that can be improved.