Monday, July 23, 2012

What is the BMS?

The Biomechanical Scan (BMS)TM is a head to toe micro-mobility (arthrokinematic) assessment of the 3 primary loco-motor systems of the body: Nervous, Muscular, and Skeletal.  The scan is used to screen for serious pathology and identify faults in one’s flexibility, joint passive range of motion, motor patterns, strength, core stability, and proprioception; all of which have been cited as risk factors that can contribute to injury.  Over the past 10 years, tremendous research has been performed as to why certain injuries occur, particularly the non-contact ACL knee injury.  By diagnosing limited joint loading or faulty movement patterns, a skilled physical therapist is able to explain how these deficits can influence task execution and the relative risk of injury.  Research has shown implementation of the proper intervention addressing risk factors has reduced the incidence and risk of injury.  The BMSTM is currently being used by the physical therapists (PT) at Hayashida and Associates as a proactive versus re-active intervention to guide athletic performance for many athletes from age-grade athletics to the Olympic athlete. If you know of an organization, business, or team that could benefit from preventative screening contact your local physical therapist at Hayashida & Associates Physical Therapy.

Written By: Riley O'Hagan, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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