Common baseball injuries involve the shoulder and elbow, functional baseball dynamic conditioning can enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Here is a short video clip of Momentum PT working with one of the local high school baseball teams educating the players and coaches on baseball specific performance exercises and injury prevention training.
Amphi High School Baseball Screen
The team at Momentum utilized the functional baseball screen developed by Tom and Shawn to evaluate the varsity baseball team at Amphi High School. 20 baseball players were screened by our staff and the data was then reviewed to determined the risk of shoulder and elbow injury. In addition to identifying risk of injury, performance training specific for baseball players was introduced. If you would like additional information on our functional baseball screen please do not hesitate to contact Tom or Shawn.
3D Movement Analysis and Performance System (MAPS)
3D MAPS is the most innovative way to effectively analyze the function of the entire body in an efficient, revealing, and evidence based manner. 3D MAPS is a movement analysis and performance system that efficiently analyses the three dimensional movements and abilities of all individuals in all of human function. 3D MAPS boils down all of human movement (the 3D interaction of joints, muscles and proprioceptors) into 6 Vital Transformational Zones, adapts these movements within Mobility Analysis Movements and Stability Analysis Movements, and empowers you to then prioritize the best and most logical progressions in serving your patients and clients better. Gary Gray PT and the Team from the Gray Institute chose our clinic to unveil this revolutionary approach to patient evaluations and management. All of our staff have been 3D MAPS certified.
The Y Balance Test
The Y Balance Test is a thoroughly researched, but easy way to test a person's risk for injury as well as demonstrate functional symmetry. The YBT is a two-part test, consisting of both upper and lower extremity components. The Y-Balance Test Upper Quarter (YBT-UQ) is a dynamic measure of trunk control. It is performed in a single arm push up position. Three reach directions are tested for both right and left side: Medial, Super-lateral, and Inferior-lateral reach directions. The Y Balance Test Lower Quarter (YBT-LQ) is a dynamic test performed in single-leg stance that requires strength, flexibility, core control and proprioception. It has been used to assess physical performance, identify chronic ankle and ACL instability, and identify athletes at greater risk for lower extremity injury. Scores are compared right versus left, for each direction as well as the composite (total sum) of all 3 directions right versus left side. From this score we are able to determine your potential injury risk.
The Y Balance Test Protocol was developed through years of research in lower extremity injury prevention using the Star Excursion Balance Test. 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. The majority of the Momentum staff is certified in this screening tool. When Momentum Physical Therapy enters the results of the Y Balance test and FMS into the Move2Perform software we get our client's personalized injury risk and peer performance measures according to age, gender, and sport/activity.
The SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) is a system consisting of 7 full-movement tests that help rehabilitation professionals incorporate a movement pattern baseline into the musculoskeletal examination. It creates a pattern specific perspective of how each individual pattern moves and follows a simple mobility and or stability motor control model. The SFMA helps the clinician identify individual movement pattern deficiencies and the provocation of pain within movement patterns that is unique to each individual. The SFMA provides information to develop and progress patients through the most efficient and effective path of corrective exercise. All of Momentum's physical therapists are skilled in using and implementing the SFMA.