Injury prevention is a key component of what Exercise Physiologists (EP) try to help with on a daily basis. As an EP, I recently attended a workshop that was composed of learning injury prevention techniques that involve a human’s primal movements – Movements that are ingrained in us from when we are a baby. These movements can develop differently and change as we grow older, however, they are always a staple component of how we move at any given moment throughout our life.
The primary movement patterns we use on a daily basis are:
- Push patterns
- Twist patterns
- Pull patterns
- Gait patterns (walking)
- Hinge patterns
- Squat patterns
- Lunge patterns
Whenever we are performing any kind of activity of daily living (ie., getting in/out of a car; throwing and catching; or running), we are producing a combination of any of the 7 movement patterns listed above.
PsychPhys® Exercise Physiologist
ESSAM, AES, AEP