Functional Movement Screening

Functional Movement Screening assesses seven basic movement patterns to help identify muscle asymmetries, tightness, weakness and other risk factors for injury by examining the mobility and stability of the hips, core, shoulders, knees, spine and ankles.

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Cook, in the 1980’s, concluded that strength and flexibility weren’t reliable predictors of injury. You could be in good shape and still get injured at the same rates as those are not.

Functional Movement Screen Tests include Deep Squat, Hurdle Step, In-Line Lunge, Shoulder Mobility, Active Straight Leg Raise, Trunk Stability Push-Up, and Rotary Stability.

Exercises can be prescribed based on test results to correct weakness or imbalance.

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Whether you are rehabilitating from an injury or condition, wanting to increase your level of physical activity, training for a competition or want to start exercising, our Elite physiotherapists can help you get there.

Further Services Include:

  • Biomechanics Assessment to identify and address movement skill issues and overuse problems, and to help athletes achieve the highest level of efficiency through strength, flexibility, movement, and cardiovascular endurance assessments.
  • Development of an individual reconditioning program, with schedules for incrementally increasing the intensity, frequency, and duration of activities.
  • Development of a home exercise program.
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization program.
  • Pain management education tailored to each individual.
  • Final evaluation with discharge recommendations.
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    Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.


    In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.

    ELITE is an active, exercise-based Winnipeg physiotherapy and massage therapy clinic that is driven to get you back to your active, healthy lifestyle.

    We provide treatment for sports injury rehab, back and neck pain, pre and post-surgical rehab, and reconditioning programs, along with treating WCB and MPI related injuries. Founded in 1998, we have four locations to serve you in Winnipeg: St. Vital and downtown.

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