Can we make Screening sexy?!?!


Recently I was sitting in a meeting with a number of leading business owners and influencers of the Australian fitness industry and amid discussions about Scope of Practice and professional guidelines, I had a minor brain implosion and I blurted out that my mission for the next 12 months was to make screening sexy! I […]

The making of a MovementScreen Pt3 – layers of information!

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This instalment of “the making of the MovementScreen” will show you the versatility we wanted the screen to give to you, the exercise professional. Part 1 of this series deals with the early influences and motivators of the MovementScreen, and part 2 explains the reasoning behind the choosing of the nine movements that make it up. Now I want […]

The making of a MovementScreen Pt2 – foundational principles


In The making of a MovementScreen – a distilling of ideas. Pt1 we discuss some of our motivators for creating the MovementScreen. Here I want to share with you some of the foundational principles that led to the selection of the nine movements that comprise the screen. They need to address the following key concepts: The MovementScreen should […]

University of South Australia adopts the MovementScreen!!

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I am very excited and honoured to have the MovementScreen used as a teaching resource for Human Movement and Exercise Physiology students at the University of South Australia!! It’s a privilege to be able to give back to the institution that provided my academic training! The University of South Australia has the leading programs for […]

Injury Rates in exercise settings – research supports the use of a Movement Screen!

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Injury rates in exercise settings: Are you equipped to deal with it? The table below shows a summary of data I reviewed earlier in the development of the MovementScreen. A clear summary is difficult, as the data was reported in different ways, but none-the-less, it shows a concerning picture: Anywhere between 50-70% of new members/clients […]

Injury risk is greatest when we know them least – reason to apply a movement screen.

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Your client is most likely to get injured in the first 4 sessions with you. WHY? Because you don’t know them well enough yet, and navigating that balance between giving them what they want and what they need is tough, right?! In addition, we often feel the pressure to ‘impress’ our client by giving them […]

The making of a MovementScreen Pt1 – a distilling of ideas.


While the making of this amazing MovementScreen is undoubtedly my most exciting professional endeavour, I don’t think we have necessarily invented any new concepts in its development. Rather, I am thankful to the many who have influenced me and my team and developed our professional ideas. What we have done in this process is to distill […]