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Frequently Asked Questions
DWMA is different in several ways.
- First, the DWMA Screen can be administered with an entire group or team at once while you mark their global movement dysfunctions instead of individually screening each athlete. This method is very accurate, highly effective and extremely time efficienct. Furthermore, this allows for a high rate of screen frequency. Identifying a link between monitoring findings of performance enhancement and incidence of injury to prevent them before they happen is perhaps the ‘holy grail’ coaching. While traditional movement screens highlight potential risk factors, monitoring changes from a baseline to intervene and stop a problem from progressing is inopportune since screening is limited to one athlete at a time. As a coach, the faster you can feedback the data to athletes and coaches the better. This helps immensely with “buy-in” and also provides an opportunity to have discussions on live data, rather than just what happened last month.
- Secondly, DWMA doesn’t require a test kit or special equipment saving you time and money.
- Next, the DWMA Screen examines the lower quarter of the body (i.e., big toe mobility, foot stability, ankle mobility). Traditional movement screens examine from the knee, up or involves a completely seperate course certification. Lower quarter screening is imperative since the foot feads the pelvis and is the origin which all force transfers up through the body’s kinetic-chain. Overlooking this particular kinetic-chain segement when screening is like fine-tuning a race car with no regard to the vehicle’s tire pressure or suspension.
Yes! In fact, the National Strength and Conditioning Association approves 0.5 CEU(s) in category D for certified individuals who successfully complete the DWMA course.
Time will vary depending on how many DWMA Screen exercises you include in your warm-up and the proficiency of your athletes in knowing the movements. Generally speaking, it takes between seven to 10 minutes.
No! The DWMA screen examines an individual or group’s movement in three different ways:
Pass = functional movement
Fail = movement dysfunction
Pain = refer out to a specialist