We believe the initial assessment sets the tone of the working relationship between you and your clinician/trainer Garth Van Der Merwe and reveals any pain or movement inabilities when establishing your program. Unlike the Movement Performance Assessment most assessments fail accomplishing these outcomes.
If you’re tired of too many drills and exercises to fix deficiencies, or not knowing exactly if the exercises are right from the get-go, then the Movement Performance Assessment is designed specifically for you.
The Strength Symmetry Evaluation (SSE) is the first evaluation tool that allows our clinician Garth Van Der Merwe to quickly and easily identify and correct sub-optimal strength imbalances that lead to poor performance and increased injury potential by utilising 8 critical strength symmetry tests which are simple to perform and time efficient.
3DMAPS (3D Movement Analysis & Performance System) is the most innovative way to effectively analyse and enhance the entire body in an efficient, revealing, and evidence-based manner. 3DMAPS achieves this end by investigating your movement in three separate dimensions of evidence-based science: the physical sciences (how you interact with the physics of our world), the biological sciences (how the your body moves), and the behavioural sciences (what drives human behaviour).
3DMAPS boils down all of human movement (the three-dimensional interaction of joints, muscles, and proprioceptors) into 6 Vital Transformational Zones, adapts these movements within Mobility Analysis Movements (assessing range of motion) and Stability Analysis Movements (assessing control of motion), and enables our certified clinician Garth Van Der Merwe to prioritize the best and most logical progressions in serving you better.
The Functional Range Assessment (FRA®) is a diagnostic tool to examine how you move on a joint by joint basis. It allows our certified specialist Garth Van Der Merwe to understand how your body works, from your neck down to your toes.
We use the findings from the FRA to create movement baselines for your unique body; think of this like progress picture, but for your joints. Then, if you have pain or issues of any kind, we will get to the root cause and give you actionable solutions to get you on a path toward success. You will walk away from the FRA having made discoveries about your body and how best to make improvements.
The Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS) has given our movement professional Garth Van Der Merwe the skills and knowledge to approach each individual according to their unique goals and daily function.
CAFS enables Garth to take an individualized approach to program design and create truly functional programs for you by identifying common dysfunction, creating mobility and progress to stability and strength for any range of functional needs and for anyone.
The Functional Movement Screen is a top-tier clinical tool in early detection of movement dysfunction for functional rehabilitation.
The FMS screens movement patterns and efficiently spots functional limitations and asymmetries. The FMS provides an early detection system that is designed to not only locate dysfunction and asymmetries, but most importantly, detect probable pain points early. Having a Functional Movement Screen performed by our specialist Garth Van Der Merwe prior to beginning a training program guides you and serves as a road map of what to do next in terms of sound training decisions and exercise prescription.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a comprehensive movement-based diagnostic protocol to clinically evaluate 7 basic movement patterns in people experiencing musculoskeletal pain. The evaluation enables for an efficient method to logically determine the cause of symptoms, beyond the source, by analysing dysfunctional movement patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem, a stability and/or motor control problem.
The source of pain and mechanism of injury can be complex and it’s common to feel chronic pain or an acute injury without an accompanying traumatic event. Treating only the location of the symptoms may inadequately address the true mechanism of the pain or injury, which can be in a different area of the body or even be asymptomatic. The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is effective in enabling our specialist Garth Van Der Merwe to differentiate pain-points and their true sources.
The Y Balance Test Kit is a thoroughly researched, yet easy way to test for injury as well as demonstrate functional symmetry. The Y Balance Test Protocol was developed through years of research in lower extremity injury prevention.
This new device and protocol is highly accurate and can be used for measuring pre and post rehabilitation performance, improvement after performance enhancement programs, dynamic balance for fitness programs, and return to sport readiness.