At the time of writing this article, we have been under an intelligent lockdown for 6 weeks. Social distancing is now our normal and this has had an impact on how I train my clients. Working online brings both challenges and opportunities, but it has definitely been a successful solution so far. Clients like that they can continue training. They have something in their schedules and it makes them feel good, helps their mental health and an unexpected advantage has been that they no longer have to factor time in, to travel to and from the gym or park. But what about the biomechanics screenings you ask, how can you do that online?
I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss being able to touch my clients, however that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to get a lot of information over a video call.
A few examples on how to do accomplish that are:
An easy way to check how the pelvis falls is by watching how far the knee drops to the side. By taking a photo or recording a video and sending it to me, we can do a comparison from session to session.
This isn’t much different from doing a screening in person. I can see a lot watching how my clients move via video, asking questions on how they feel, as well as by taking photos. All these materials give me useful information that will determine the exercises I give my clients.
Normally I would place my hands on my clients’ shoulders and ask them to move, but the same result can also be achieved. by watching how the muscles and bones move. This will tell us what isn’t and is moving well. This again can be compared between sessions for improvement.
Some other screenings can be adapted in many ways to give useful information and will make up the exercise prescription. Find out more about biomechanics coaching here . If you are interested in a biomechanics screening please email me.