This course is a part of the Sporting UpperLimb Series, you can buy the whole serie or only this first episode on objectives measures of the upper limb!
In sports we need to consider the forces and motions happening, described as kinetics and kinematics in biomechanics, which impact both performance and sport injuries. Now biomechanics might sound a bit complex, however, we can simplify by trying to understand how and when to assess both forces and motions by using qualitative and quantitative assessment. Qualitative assessment can be used to gage general ability to withstand loading through both local and global joints, however, precludes objective information which can be tracked over time.
It is therefore useful to consider quantitative information which provides measurable information on the amount of forces a person can tolerate, whilst also allowing the addition of subjective elements of pain if present. Whether acute or chronic injuries, this approach adds massive value towards injury management. Now I know you might be thinking there are so many tests to choose from.
This webinar therefore provides a nice overview of useful tests to consider, ensuring a decent understanding of the kinetic chain linked to an overall UpperLimb strategy. We recommend watching this episode ahead of the other webinars in this UpperLimb series, as provides a very useful introduction. Certain aspects are then revised in the respective UpperLimb episodes, providing more context to specific injuries