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You are considering making functional screening a key component of your practice as a coach.
(i) List what you consider to be the most important requirements for that functional screening program to succeed.
(ii) Discuss in some detail any THREE of the requirements you have listed in your answer to part (I).
You are the strength and conditioning coach of a young athlete.
The athlete is unable to attain sufficient depth in an overhead squat screen. Both of the athlete’s feet turn outwards and his hips shift to the right each time he attempts to execute the squat.
Given that the athlete is not undergoing treatment for injury and the screen is not causing pain, outline how you might proceed to draw up and implement a corrective program to restore a normal squat pattern in this athlete. You may assume that the athlete has no upper body issues that limit his ability to complete the squat.
In your outline, discuss in some detail the part you would consider for the following:
1. Administering additional tests
2. Joint normalization
3. Restoring muscle balance
4. Local and Global Muscle Activation
5. Joint stabilization, strengthening, and movement retraining
6. Monitoring progress