Movement Health: New Solutions on the Horizon

22nd March 2016

Kinetic Control Tutor, Patrik Pedersen discusses his attendance of The Movement Health Solution.

Movement Health: New Solutions on the Horizon

Kinetic Control Tutor, Patrik Pedersen discusses his attendance of The Movement Health Solution. This 10 days of education, spread over 6 months, supports TPM Pro clinics as they take Movement Health to the world with the TPM Active message and brand.

Expanding Horizons

Well versed in the delivery of the Kinetic Control (KC) process in Europe, Patrik Pedersen’s horizons are expanding. 2016 will see the Swede take KC courses to China, opening up an exciting new chapter in KC history, full of movement management opportunities and almost unlimited potential. 2016 is also the year Patrik has taken the chance to answers the question; what’s the difference between Kinetic Control and The Performance Matrix movement management system? His presence on the recent 10 days of education called The Movement Health Solution, is helping supply all the answers.

TPM Pro compared to Kinetic Control

Patrik describes some of the key differences between the two systems; ’with the 10 multi-joint, multi-intensity tests of TPM Pro, I don’t miss anything, which is sometimes a risk when you have so many tests, as with KC. TPM is very systemised, which makes it easier to understand. It’s a linear approach that’s easy to follow, learn and apply. There’s the testing and the report these tests create; it makes it very clear what we need to address. Once I’ve got the report, I don’t need to do more tests, which means when I’m booking clients in, I know exactly how long I need to find the problem, and a clinically reasoned fix.’

Multi-joint testing?

Those familiar with KC, are very familiar and comfortable with one joint testing. Patrik supplies more benefits on the use of multi-articular assessment; ‘In clinical practice, I’ve often see how problems in a shoulder might come from somewhere else in the body, such as the thoracic spine or the hip. The multi-joint testing finds those other problems without needing to lose time deciding which other regions to test. This ‘whole picture’ then informs your decision making rather than just focussing on the painful region.’

This perspective reflects a wider philosophy evident within TPM Pro and the Movement Health message. Although pain is a problem, placing attention on areas beyond just the currently painfull allows clients and clinicians to consider the bigger picture; the broader horizons of what improved Movement Health really means. Over to Patrik,’ within both KC and TPM Pro we want to sustain movement quality throughout life, allowing individuals to pursue and achieve their goals, whatever those goals are. Movement health is all about giving individuals more options, to enhance their quality of life, whether that’s walking the dog or succeeding in elite sport.’ TPM Pro is an efficient way to assess movement, plus, the inclusion of high threshold testing means we get more of story with regards to movement issues may exist.’ KC looks at a region in extreme detail, but this one region is still part of the whole body, made up of many regions- TPM Pro assesses the whole system rather than just one joint system.’

It’s not just testing; a comprehensive Movement Health management system

Of note, although it is The Performance Matrix (TPM) screening process that has often received large amounts of attention and research (McNeill, 2014; Mischiati et al.,2015; Mottram & Comerford, 2008), it is the specificity of the retraining that follows testing that TPM Pro clinicians often come to love. Patrik adds,’ the online exercise catalogue specifically matches up with the retraining needs of the client, to fix what the report has highlighted. This increases the efficiency of the system and the whole patient/client management process.’

Which patients, which clients? The answer’s, ‘Most’.

When asked how his time on the course might change his own clinical practice, it’s clear ‘The Movement Health Solution’ has left its mark. Patrik says,’ I asked myself which clients/patients I will use this system with? The answer was, ‘most of them’. Assessing and retraining Movement Health with TPM Pro is going to help me keep people out of the health care system. We are changing movement for life, not just for symptoms.’

McNeill, W. (2014). The Double Knee Swing Test–a practical example of The Performance Matrix Movement Screen. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies18(3), 477-481.

Mischiati, C. R., Comerford, M., Gosford, E., Swart, J., Ewings, S., Botha, N., ... & Mottram, S. L. (2015). Intra and inter-rater reliability of screening for movement impairments: movement control tests from the foundation matrix.Journal of sports science & medicine14(2), 427.

Mottram, S., & Comerford, M. (2008). A new perspective on risk assessment. Physical Therapy in Sport9(1), 40-51.

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Keywords: The Performance Matrix, Courses, TPM Pro, Kinetic Control