the repetitive nature of modern lifestyles and the intensity of most sports can lead to certain areas in the body becoming tight, whilst other areas can quickly weaken. these can eventually lead to pain, breakdown of tissues and chronic overuse injuries.
We see more and more clients asking how they can stay injury-free when participating in their sport, and whether they can perform exercises to maximise their performance in their sport. The answer is simple; The Performance Matrix (TPM).
TPM is a method for evaluating the ability of a person to perform the movement patterns they need to use when competing, so for a golfer that might be a drive swing, whilst a javelin athlete needs their throw.
The screening involves specific movement patterns, to identify tiny aspects of the body’s physical make-up that can hinder performance or lead to injury.
Identifying a person’s inability to perform certain important movements is crucial as it leads to injury-related, compensatory, abnormal movement patterns. This screening process helps identify muscle imbalances, reduced flexibility, core stability weakness, neuromuscular control and balance problems that have all been highlighted as having the potential to cause injury.
The performance matrix is a breakthrough movement and performance screening is a tool to assess the site, direction and threshold of slight, uncontrolled movement through a series of functional tests. It has been developed to enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury and re-injury in athletes of all ages, sports people and all active individuals.
What happens during a Screening Programme session?
A highly skilled Summit clinician will perform the screen (in most occasions we will film the screening process)
Each screening will take place on an individual basis (but team screening is available)
You will be required to wear shorts and vest top
The screening process is a series of highly standardised functional dynamic and non-dynamic tests (high threshold and low threshold)
All the data from the tests will be put into a specialist computer program, which will produce full comprehensive reports that identify any ‘weak links’
The report will also include a scoring system that allows comparison and/or re-evaluation
The report will be explained to you, so you understand your “weak” links
Once we have identified the weak links, an individually-tailored exercise programme that you must commit to perform on a regular basis will be developed
Explanation of how these corrective exercises can be integrated into your current training programme and adjustments made if needed
It is also important to understand that all individual results remain confidential and only under specific instruction from the subject is any information shared and discussed with coaches and trainers.
It is used in top level sporting environments, including:
Premier League football
Elite military units
Olympic athletic squads
Benefits of screening & correction programmes include:
They are time-efficient
They are bespoke
You can rehabilitate imbalances and strengthen weakness with simple corrective exercises
Improve functional and athletic performances
Help reduce the potential for training and sports injuries
Create a base of core and dynamic stability to develop your strength and power training
what to expect
further information about visiting us for a prevention & performance session, from what we treat to what you should expect and how to prepare can be found below.
what INJURY PREVENTION helps
All summit clinicians are trained in treating a plethora of conditions some of which include:
Sports Related Injuries
AC Joint Dislocations
& Many More
How to prepare for a session
Aside from a positive attitude, you should bring the following items to one of our physiotherapy sessions:
e.g; Shorts, Strappy top, Sportswear etc.
(if you require them to read forms)
Please remember to inform us of any prior or ongoing medical problems that you have even if you think they seem unrelated to the pain you are seeking treatment for.
our aim here at summit is to keep our clients relaxed, and for them to enjoy their time with us. out staff are friendly and more than happy to answer any questions you may have on your condition and treatment.
Each new client/condition will have an initial consultation where one of our skilled clinicians will take a detailed and confidential history and physical assessment. Then, using Summit’s education board, we will explain why the condition has occurred, allowing you to properly understand the cause of your pain/problem.
From here a relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date treatment plan can be put into action.
You will be given a home exercise programme (HEP) at the end of the session, in conjunction with your treatment. Not only will this maximise the benefits of the treatment and, it will allow you to self-manage your symptoms where possible.
Summit also promotes positive lifestyle behaviours by teaching individuals to self-manage their condition, which improves confidence, sense of wellbeing and quality of life.
With these new acquired skills, we can give you a long-term solution so you can prevent reoccurrence of your condition and return to activity with confidence.
Summit physiotherapy is committed to its clients and expects commitment from them in return. All of our clients must realise that their rehabilitation and recovery requires a team effort.
Above all, we are here to help you get better and give you the confidence to embrace the treatment. A happy client means a quicker recovery, and that’s what we provide here at Summit.
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what to expect...
I'VE SUFFERED VARIOUS RUNNING RELATED INJURIES OVER THE YEARS AND THESE GUYS HAVE NEVER FAILED TO GET ME BACK RUNNING AGAIN. THEY'VE ALWAYS GIVEN GOOD ADVICE TO PREVENT ANY RE-OCCURRENCE OR TO AVOID NEW INJURIES OCCURRING. I'VE BEEN TREATED BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS AND ALL HAVE BEEN COURTEOUS, ATTENTIVE AND VERY COMPETENT. ANY TIME I HAVE HEARD OF A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE WHO NEEDED SOME PHYSIO TREATMENT, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUICK TO RECOMMEND SUMMIT PHYSIO DUE TO MY POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.
HAVE USED SUMMIT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS FOR VARIOUS RUNNING AND CYCLING INJURIES. I HAVE SEEN VARIOUS MEMBERS OF STAFF DURING THIS TIME AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. ALL STAFF ARE COURTEOUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ABLE TO EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS THE TREATMENT REQUIRED FOR THE INJURIES. AFTER RECEIVING TREATMENT, THEY ALSO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID REOCCURRENCE WITH THE HELP OF EXERCISES. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE TO ANYBODY
I SAW ANDY AFTER A SUCCESSION OF POOR ADVICE AND A SUBSEQUENT DISCECTOMY LEFT ME WALKING LIKE FRANKENSTEIN. HE SUPPORTED ME WITH A PROGRAMME OF REHAB THAT ALLOWED ME TO GAIN MY CONFIDENCE BACK AND ULTIMATELY MY NORMAL LIFE. NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND HE ALWAYS GOES THE EXTRA MILE. EFFECTIVE REHAB IS AS MUCH ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AS IT IS THE PHYSICAL AND HIS HUMOUR IS PRICELESS IN THIS AREA. I HAVE SINCE WALKED THE 3 PEAKS AND CAN LIVE RELATIVELY PAIN FREE WHICH I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT ANDY AND CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM AND SUMMIT PHYSIO HIGHLY ENOUGH
5 STAR REVIEW FOR THE FRIENDLY GREETING AND EFFICIENT SERVICE FROM LOUISE ON RECEPTION WHO BOOKED OUR APPOINTMENT, THROUGH TO THE PROFESSIONAL PHYSIO ASSESSMENT, SERVICES AND AND AFTERCARE FROM CORRINE. THANK YOU BOTH. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
CORINNE IS AMAZING. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER HAVE MY SPORTS MASSAGE. I GET QUITE A FEW NIGGLES FROM BEING A STUDIO FITNESS INSTRUCTOR BUT CORINNE ALWAYS SORTS THEM OUT. I WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
& Country Club,
David Lloyd Health Club,
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Our network of clinics are based in Lancashire and are ran by our team of dedicated practitioners.
The address details for each clinic are listed below for appointments, for general enquiries or anything you'd like to know prior to booking, please use the contact form or email us and we'll be in touch ASAP!
Alternatively we can be reached on 0800 731 2738
Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, BL6 6LB
Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Wigan, WN6 9PB
David Lloyd Health Club, Moss Lane, PR6 8AB