Sample EuMotus BodyWatch Exercises and Faults
Purpose: to test for any lack of range of motion or symmetry issues involving the shoulder that could cause a lack of performance or future injury.
Focus: active range of motion.
Difficulty: suitable for most individuals, and specific to shoulder rehab patients.
Common faults: symmetry fault: asymmetry between right and left shoulder.
Movement: the client starts in a standing position facing the camera with arms at their side. The client proceeds to flex the elbow and draw their hand to their shoulder as far as comfortably possible.
Neck flexion and extension
Purpose: to test for any lack of range of motion, compensation patterns, or symmetry issues within the neck/shoulder musculature that could cause a lack of performanceor future injury specifically with regards to overhead athletes.
Focus: active range of motion.
Difficulty: suits all individuals (specifically for shoulder rehab patients)
Common faults: symmetry fault: asymmetry between right and left
Movement: the client stands facing the camera. The client flexes their neck forward as far as possible, trying to bring their chin tochest, and then extends their neck as far back as possible, all the while maintaining the same sagittal plane of movement throughout the duration of the exercise.
Single leg hop test
Purpose: to mimic a dynamic movement an athlete could perform. This is a great tool to test performance, injury potential, landing mechanics, and dynamic stability.
Focus: concentric and eccentric loading, Movement stability in a high impact, dynamic movement.
Tested side: weight bearing (WB) leg.
Common faults: stability faults: knee valgus, hip rotation.
Movement: the client starts facing the camera on a single leg. They proceed to hop on the single tested (WB) leg for the number of specified repetitions.
Standing torso rotation
Purpose: to test for any lack of range of motion, compensation patterns, or symmetry issues that could cause a lack of performance or future injury.
Focus: passive range of motion.
Difficulty: suits all individuals.
Common faults: symmetry fault: asymmetrical rotations between right and left.
Movement: the client starts in a standing position, facing the camera with arms extended towards the camera and hands clasped together. The client proceeds to rotate to one side as far as comfortably possible at a moderate pace, and then rotates to the other side as far as possible. The hips are as fixed as possible, and arms maintain the same transverse plane
throughout the entire movement. Dumbbell or ball is optional to hold during rotation.
How many exercises does EuMotus support?
EuMotus BodyWatch supports over 25 exercises. Reach out to hello /at\ eumotus /dot\ com with specific exercise questions!
This stability fault can manifest itself during lower extremity exercises, such as a single leg squat.
Shoulder protraction (shoulder roll)
This stability fault can be spotted during upper extremity AROM exercises (e.g. shoulder transverse abduction/adduction).
A single leg hop test could potentially reveal a stability fault in pelvic rotation.
A single leg squat may reveal a movement fault in torso rotation.