Using Patient's Movement Patterns to Reduce and Prevent Sports Injuries
The physical therapy and rehabilitation fields are confronted with a grim statistic: the #1 risk factor for a future injury is a previous injury. This statistic suggests that by the time a patient walks through the door of a clinic, they are already primed for future injuries, regardless of the care they may receive. The #2 and #3 risk factors are movement asymmetry and motor control, respectively.
Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, founder of Functional Movement Systems, believes that these other risk factors can be explored and treated in order to better heal injured patients and to prevent injuries before they happen, and discusses his philosophy in this interview.
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