MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS

Comprehensive assessment of biomechanics and neuromotor control is the foundation of individualized exercise programming. Embodied Dynamics combines the validated testing protocols with the science of sensorimotor control to achieve the following goals:

 

  • Identify inefficient movement patterns that can potentially lead to an injury, pain or a delay in recovery 

 

  • Identify the potential factors for the inefficient motor control. Examples of these include loss of healthy joint motion, diminished sensation to specific motion, altered spatial awareness, muscular imbalance, or weakness, etc.

 

  • Learn about what might have caused an adaptation towards a specific movement pattern. Understanding contextual triggers for a protective response of the body is important for injury rehabilitation and managing persistent pain. 

    

  • Learn about your preferred activities and contextual motivation for movement. This is the key to making a strategy for overcoming the current barriers and gradually improve your movement efficiency and strength.

 

  • If we identify any issues that are not originated from motor control, muscular imbalance or weakness but can potentially cause the pain or discomfort, we connect you with other practitioners who are capable of treating them. 

 

MOVEMENT RESTORATION & ADAPTIVE MOVEMENT TRAINING
 

Based on the finding of the movement assessment, we design exercise programs tailored to your unique needs and goals. We work with you to restore movement efficiency and develop a resilient foundation that is transferable to your daily, occupational, recreational, and sports specific environment.

Embodied Dynamics combines clinically supported exercise protocols with evidence-based strength conditioning methods to help individuals with special health considerations successfully transition from rehabilitation to physical conditioning. We provide education and long-term tools (i.e., video recordings of home exercises) so that you don't have to rely on ongoing treatment. 

ICBC ACTIVE REHABILITATION

ICBC active rehabilitation services help those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident restore movement function and enjoy occupational, recreational and sports activities again. The main goal of active rehabilitation is to help you develop your own strategies to continuously minimize ongoing physical complaints or any barriers to your pre-accident activities. To achieve this goal, your Kinesiologist will deliver knowledge and exercise techniques needed for restoring fundamental movement functions and managing pain through one-on-one sessions. In addition, structured home exercise programs will be provided. The exercise programs will be tailored to your needs based on a careful assessment and discussion with you. Your Kinesiologist will also collaborate with your other medical professionals including physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists to incorporate important clinical decisions into the rehabilitation program.

 

With a Doctor's referral, we can get partial funding and a direct bill to ICBC. There is an additional client fee of up to $22 + GST (depending on the location), payable at the time of each appointment.  

** Embodied Dynamics is continuously evolving as it incorporates other validated assessment and movement training systems into its knowledge basis. Examples of such systems include but not limited to the following. **

 

  • Sahrman Movement System Impairment Syndromes

  • Postural Restoration Institute

  • Neuro Orthopaedic Institute

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

  • Movement Assessment and Corrective Training

  • Functional Movement Screen

  • Kinetic Integrations Specialist

  • Kinetic Link Training

  • Strength Matters Kettle Bell Training

  • Anatomy Trains

  • Functional Range Conditioning

  • The Foundation of Heart Rate Variability

  • Soft Tissue Release Technique

  • Dr. Stuart Mcgill Assessment and Therapeutic Exercise for Low Back Disorder