The importance of your baseline
We all move in a unique way. An interesting way to illustrate this is to
touch your toes. This can be done through a combination of rotation through your pelvis and/or
bending your back. Some people do not bend their back, whilst others achieve the same result by over rotating their pelvis. The way you touch your toes is not overly important on its own. The baseline movement tests take just 30 minutes and capture the full range of how you move.
How can a Baseline Assessment help me?
- It can help identify areas that increase your risk of injury. A tailored program can be developed to strengthen or retrain certain muscle groups. ViMove can monitor your progress and help you get to where you would like to be.
- A baseline is your normal reference point and is a guide to help you recover from an injury. For example, if you have injured the hamstring on your left leg – when should you resume your normal activity? ViMove can monitor the recovery of your hamstring injury and ensure that you regain normal activity without a re-injury.
You can click here to see a sample of the ViMove Report you will receive. It describes your baseline movement data, such as spinal curvature and range of movement.
What will we Assess?
- Forward flexion: bending forward as far as comfortable
- Back extension: bending back as far as comfortable
- Lateral flexion: bending to left and right side as far as comfortable
- One leg standing: standing on left leg and then right leg
- Pelvic tilt: tilting pelvis towards the back and then towards the front while standing
- Sitting: sitting in normal, upright and slouched postures
- Sitting pelvic tilt: tilting pelvis towards the back and then towards the front while sitting