Performing a thorough structural assessment will provide trainers with insight into how their clients move and help them to identify their clients' limitations and/or compensation patterns. This revealing information can be vital when designing exercise programs because it identifies those kinetic chains that need addressing, which will ultimately help them to improve function and eliminate pain and injury in their clients. Using Structural Assessment and Movement Analysis to Design Better Exercises
provides an overview of the practical applications of a basic structural assessment.
Among the topics covered:
- Review of basic structural assessment
- The advanced client assessment diagram
- Assessing the lumbo-pelvic-hip girdle
- Assessing the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle
- Exercise selection
Produced in cooperation with IDEA Health & Fitness.