The Medical Movement Analysis at Gold’s Gym in Fredericksburg
Our Sports Performance Training Program at Gold’s Gym in Fredericksburg begins with a complimentary Medical Movement Analysis (MMA). This MMA is designed to analyze movement efficiency. This is important because abnormal movement patterns lead to overuse injuries and loss of function. This state-of-the-art MMA will pre-diagnose or pre-hab fitness injuries before they begin and can specifically diagnose after symptoms have already begun. Based on your goals and results of your MMA our staff physicians at our Fredericksburg gym will review your results with you and make appropriate recommendations that are specifically tailored to your goals and desires.
The Medical Movement Analysis at Gold’s Gym in Fredericksburg is designed to reduce injury and loss of work or playing time.
For example, if you follow football you are likely aware of star Redskins star quarterback RGIII and his knee and ankle injuries. This image shows his knee movement while jumping during the NFL combine. The angle of his knee to hip and knee to ankle made him a high risk for the ACL tear and ankle injuries.
The Four Parts of the Medical Movement Analysis.
1) Gait Scan – Many foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back issues come from abnormal foot movement. The infrared gait analysis can help determine if your feet are moving correctly or causing pain.
2) Functional Movement Screen – The FMS is a Trademarked protocol used by many professional sports teams to objectively measure both stability and mobility of all the joints and muscles of the body.
3) Coaches Eye – Using time lapse photography your coach will analyze how your body moves during the most important athletic movement, running and walking. Do you have a heel strike or foot pronation. Do you run with proper form? Coaches eye will tell you.
4) Surface Electromyelogram – This infrared spinal scan helps isolate areas of inflammation which may be leading to overcompensation in other areas of the body.
5) Report of Findings – Meet with one of our doctors to review your movement patterns. The doctor takes your information and creates a clinical picture and can make recommendation for proper training with a personalized take home report.