Phil Plisky Y Balance Test – Movement Screening in Physical Therapy – Screening Athletes
Many coaches and trainers value movement screening, but don’t know how to implement the systems into their workplace or group settings. In this lecture, Phil Plisky, the developer of the Y Balance Test, presents some ideas for workplace buy-in, and tells how he brought screening into athletic pre-participation physicals.
“Let’s say you’re in a physical therapy practice, and no one else sees the value of the Functional Movement System. Or you’re an athletic trainer or strength and conditioning coach, but none of your colleagues are on board with what you do. You feel like you’re isolated and just wish everybody would come up to speed. This might be one of the most difficult barriers to overcome because it requires a lot of patience. We can’t talk someone into using the Functional Movement System. Actually, the more talking you do, the more resistant that person becomes.” ~Phil Plisky
• Using the Tools on a Daily Basis (3:45)
• Success Story (7:25)
• Convincing Colleagues (9:00)
• Difficulty Implementing (11:25)
• Mass-Testing (18:15)
• Using Parts of the Whole (23:15)
• Reviewing the Barriers (28:40)
Phil Plisky is an assistant professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and is the Director of ProRehab and the University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program. His research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel and school-aged children––research that led to the development of the Y Balance Test. He regularly lectures on return to sport testing, injury prevention and movement testing. You can learn more about his work via his websites at prorehab-pc.com and move2perform.com.