The Performance Matrix
Find, Analyze, Fix
Spaulding Brighton offers The Performance Matrix, a world class assessment tool that first identifies the uncontrolled movements that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries and persisting problems and then helps modify subsequent retraining.
It is the most accurate and powerful screening system available, designed for both the less active individual recovering from injuries and any active individual, player or athlete committed to their sport and wanting to stay fit long-term. The Performance Matrix minimizes the avoidable injuries that can keep athletes on the sidelines, allowing them to stay fit long term and improve their performance.
The system delivers an individual profile report identifying areas of low (coordination, motor control ) and high (strength) threshold areas of risk for injury. If you’re troubled by recurring injuries, or want to perform your sport at a higher level, you’ll want to use it to!
Sport specific matrices are also available allowing for even higher level testing of movement impairments that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential.
The Running Matrix
“The running screen provides an individualized assessment of weak links that are pertinent to running injury or technique issues. Thus training is tailored specifically to the individual to address their specific combination of weak links.
The report prioritizes the weak links and assets so that we know where to focus first. Getting to the priorities can save time that might otherwise be spent on more generic programs. Tailoring the training specific to the type of impairment (weak-link), whether motor control or high level core strength allows the relevant deficits to be addressed as quickly as possible.
The screen is a clinic friendly tool that assesses multi-joint movement which is particularly relevant to running activities. In a sport such as running where linkages occur throughout the chain to generate rotation control, assessing the system as a whole is key to getting on top of running problems” Sarah Mottrom MPS 2014
Approach to Care
Trained and certified in movement optimization training (MOT) the clinical specialists at Spaulding Brighton will take you through a 60 minute Performance Matrix Screen. You will receive a report that highlights and prioritizes any risks to injury, whether coordination or intrinsic strength, as well as your performance assets. A reference score will be generated and allows you to monitor your progress through re-screening at regular intervals.
Your MPS Movement Consultant/Physical Therapist will design a movement retraining program based on your profile report and performance score. They will work with you to advance your work-out, tailoring your program as you progress, providing opportunity for re-screening every 6-8 weeks. They can also work with you and your sport or strength and conditioning coach as a member of your ‘team’, highlighting individual training emphasis as an adjunct to any pre-existing training programs, allowing you to more quickly progress towards your performance goals, while avoiding the frustration of injury.