All movement requires at least some level of rotational stability. Unfortunately, rotational movement patterns are complex and not easily quantified, so we often avoid or under train them. This approach exposes athletes and clients to injury and decreased performance. This presentation will guide coaches and trainers through a step-by-step assessment of rotational movement patterns and a proper training progression based on the dysfunction identified during the evaluation. This knowledge will equip movement professionals with the knowledge needed to be a more well-rounded, looking not just at movement quantity, but also movement quality.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand why rotation matters for all athletic movements
- Properly assess rotational movement patterns for mobility and stability deficits
- Describe mobility exercises to improve rotational movements
- Prescribe exercises that are designed to resist poor rotational patterns and create new, more optimal rotational movements