The Double Knee Swing Test - a practical example of The Performance Matrix Movement Screen.

  • Warrick McNeill
  • Published 2014 in Journal of bodywork and movement therapies

Abstract

Movement screens have been suggested as an appropriate tool to identify 'uncontrolled movement' within the human neuromusculoskeletal system. Movement screens test the Central Nervous System along with the muscular system, for their combined ability to successfully control low threshold forces, such as those affecting posture and alignment, or, high threshold forces, such as those requiring muscular strength to control. Further information such as the identification of an anatomical site and direction of a potential uncontrolled movement can be elicited by this type of testing. This paper describes a low threshold, movement screen test, designed to be part of a battery of tests, which when used as a whole, can identify injury risk or factors affecting performance limitations. The testing is suggested to be a suitable assessment tool for Pilates Teachers working in a rehabilitative environment.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.05.008

Cite this paper

@article{McNeill2014TheDK, title={The Double Knee Swing Test - a practical example of The Performance Matrix Movement Screen.}, author={Warrick McNeill}, journal={Journal of bodywork and movement therapies}, year={2014}, volume={18 3}, pages={477-81} }