As a Personal Trainer you offer individual and one-on-one coaching and training, keeping your clients motivated and enabling them to reach the targets you set together.
To help you go the extra mile, SpartaNova composed a step-in screening based on the latest scientific publications with the support of Move to Cure PT Johan Gerets. Don’t waste precious time testing too many things but target crucial fitness parameters and focus the training on individual shortcomings.
The step-in screening is a set of well-defined and standardized tests. It combines insights on injury prevention and performance and is a perfect starting point to safely improve physical condition. After the initial screening, you can concentrate on individual findings and compose tailored testing for every client. In short:
- Standardized test protocols, making re-testing easy
- Includes injury prevention, core stability, performance and fitness parameters
- Scientific background to upgrade your professional organization
- SpartaNova online tool to monitor progression
- Hundreds of exercise videos to share with your client. Add your own according to your needs
The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUES)
By including a very short and easy test, we get a lot of information on shoulder function. The CKCUES test already showed high reliability in research and recently, Lee et al (2015) (*) demonstrated its validity by testing against hand grip strength and isokinetic internal/external rotation strength. The results showed the CKCUES test had high reliability and high correlations with the results of both hand grip test and isokinetic test, so it is a very useful examination method for clinical use.
Hand grip is closely related to upper extremity function, facilitates rotator cuff movement and is important for rehabilitation treatment and for shoulder pain. The isokinetic test for internal and external shoulder rotation is an objective and accurate way of measuring shoulder muscle strength and shoulder stability. Lee et al (2015) compared shoulder internal/external peak torque data at angular speeds of 60°/sec and 180°/sec with CKCUES data, and found high correlations for all the results.
In contrast to some other screening tools, SpartaNova works with scientifically proven tests that are both valid and reliable. As a spin-off from 2 universities, their DNA is composed of a solid scientific knowledge that they share with athletes and physiotherapists as well as with doctors (for pre-participation screening protocols) and surgeons (for return-to-sport screening after surgery).
The online tool bundles tons of practical knowledge: evidence-based test sets for different clients, tailored test sets and an extensive library of training exercises to share on your clients’ own online account.
Join the fitness & performance workshop on January 17, 2016 and learn all about screening your clients and how the online SpartaNova tool can help you in your daily work. This workshop is the starting point for a professional working method, where you’ll take away new insights on fitness screening and the practical testing. The workshop will be hosted at Move to Cure and facilitated by Johan Gerets, a fantastic motivator and owner of ‘Eat good Feel good’ personal training & nutritional advice.
(*) Lee, D.R. and Kim, L.J., 2015. Reliability and validity of the closed kinetic chain upper extremity stability test. Journal of physical therapy science, 27(4), p.1071. Article