Injury Risk

The INJURY RISK screen indicates the calculated overall % probability for injury. This is based on all the input variables entered during the screening process.

Also shown on this screen are the injury ‘hot spots’ calculated from the specific question responses and movement scores achieved in the various activities of the movement analysis process. The figures illustrate where on the body the high-very high, significant and moderate joints for injury risk are located.

If the user has checked an ‘injury/pain’ button on any of the individual movements [on the MOVEMENT ANALYSIS screen] then any body parts/joints identified at that time will automatically be shown as red on the INJURY RISK results screen.

Individual Movements

The INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENTS screen shows a bar chart with the scores achieved for the movements attempted. The movements are list down the left side of the graph. If a specific movement was not completed there will be a blank for the movement on the bar chart. The specific score [out of 100] is also shown for each movement.

Also, provided is an average value based on the combination of all the completed movements. At a very basic application level, this screen allows the professional to determine which movements need the greatest amount of work, and which may prove to be the riskiest for the client.

Disability Assessment

The World Health Organisation Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS) questionnaire asks about your client’s difficulties due to general health conditions. The results are shown on a bar graph as an age-specific percentile rank out of 100. Also shown below the bar graph is the actual score for the questionnaire. Lower scores are best [less disability] and this will result in a higher percentile rank on the bar graph. Norms are provided by the WHO and are used as a basis of comparison in MovementScreen. Scores that are in the top 50th percent of the population are shown on the far right of the bar chart with an associated 50+ percentile.

Physical Capacities

The PHYSICAL CAPACITIES result screen displays a pentagon-shaped graph to illustrate scores on five physical capacity domains. The five domains are symmetry, strength, mobility, stability and balance. The movements performed by the client are linked to a scoring system for the various physical domains. Scoring well or poorly on different movements therefore carries weight for specific domains relative to others. The domains are linked with a yellow line to illustrate a general shape based on the combination of scores in these five domains. However, the domains can also be viewed individually to indicate which areas of the client’s physical capacities may need attention through corrective exercises or other behaviour change strategies.

Corrective Strategies

The CORRECTIVE STRATEGIES results screen displays five figures shown, each one representing one of the physical capacity domains. The SYMMETRY and BALANCE domains are coloured to represent the degree of departure from 100 [which would be a perfect score]. A green colour is good and is associated with scores closer to 100 while a red-shaded colour is associated with a poorer score.

The symmetry score is based on the level of agreement in the five exercises that involve both a left and right sided independent movement [lunge, single leg squat, 4-pt opposite arm/leg raise, active straight leg raise], as well as the clock-wise and counter-clockwise thoracic rotation movements.

For STABILITY, MOBILITY, and STRENGTH, the three areas with the greatest need for corrective attention are shown in order of priority. This helps ensure your exercise prescription is focused on the client’s needs.

A printable report within the App provides example exercises for each of these recommendations that are specific to your client’s level of function. These is covered further in the Corrective Exercises section.



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