Building Relevant Assessments with the Power of Positive Language

Joanne Groves

What is the role of movement assessments?

How do you make it unique to your clients’ goals?

At our next PT Toolbox event on Sunday 28th January 2018 Joanne Groves will evaluate the three reasons for assessment, the systems and the methods to measure specific motions.

Her lecture will provide you with a practical approach to highlight relevant progress and demonstrate the power and effectiveness of positive language.

Joanne Groves has been working and educating in the fitness industry for over 20 years.

Her journey with Faster began in 2007 where she believes her passion for personal training and movement coaching was truly ignited. Coming from a movement and performance background she was excited to combine skills, presenting internationally with Fasterglobal at ECA New York, LIW UK  2016, FTE UK 2015/16

She is known for her unbelievable enthusiasm in facilitating strategies to help her clients and students to achieve their goals using her passion and Faster Principles in Education.

She launched the Faster Group Specialist and education behind the Core Momentum Trainer with Faster to the UK market .

She is a regular fitness blogger offering expert advice to Escape Fitness. Her smile, passion and sense of fun will inspire you!

She runs a highly successful Movement Coaching and company in Wimbledon whilst consulting in education for HealthclubTV, Fitssi and PeachFitness.

Book your tickets for the January PT Toolbox Event by clicking here

Assessments are often overused, over-hyped and based on correlation, not proven causation.  Additionally some of the terminology based on assumptions from these tests can be shown to cause problems. This is especially true with pain and exercise/movement apprehension. We must remember that we need to stay in our area of our expertise. We are not doctors and therefore we do not diagnose. We might be able to get a client out of back pain, only to find out the pain was a first indication of cancer.

Are all assessments bad? Certainly not. At the January PT Toolbox Event during Jo’s session you will see how to structure an assessment and provide feedback in a way that creates positive results without building on fear of movement and making claims of fixing.

The session will look at the role of movement assessments and how to make it unique to your clients’ goals. We will evaluate the three reasons for assessment, the systems and methods to measure specific motions.

Types of Assessment;

  1. Scientific for journals
  2. Sports related testing for comparison and team selection
  3. Personally built and selected to help the coach evaluate their own training

First we will discuss reasons to assess;

  1. Tracking results and building performance
  2. Checking against norms
  3. Building for scientific studies

We will then look at the system and review the limitations associated with assessments.

  • Can they perform the movement at all?
  • Is the skill developed enough to measure?
  • Are left/right aspects of the movement important?
  • Is symmetry important?
  • Is symmetry desirable?

Next we will explore methods to measure specific motions. This will provide you with a practical approach to highlight relevant progress.

  1. 3D is best
  2. 2D allows for review
  3. Replication of motion and environment needs to be as close as possible
  4. Measure the 10
  5. Measure the change (pressure based change)

There will be an opportunity to get practical and discover the power and effectiveness of positive language.

Finding 10 – Use of Positive language while coaching

  1. Intrinsic Description
  2. External Goals
  3. Coaching and Associating 10
  4. Side matching (if required/possible)

Book your tickets for the January PT Toolbox Event by clicking here

 

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