Because squatting is a critical part of the rugby player's strength programme, being able to identify correct squatting technique is also an essential part of my physiotherapy practice. I can be quoted as saying “If I was limited to only prescribe one exercise for the rest of my career…squats would be it!”.
I am cheating a bit here by saying ‘one exercise’, as I would use the many variations…front, back, goblet, overhead, split, Bulgarian, single leg, pistol, jump… the list could go on!
At NCCP we have the expertise to quickly identify what is limiting your movement after injury and formulate a plan to improve and correct these problems to not only fix the injury but improve your movement to prevent the problems further down the line. By adding the complexity of the overhead squat (using a stick or bar overhead) the extra movement is also going to involve the shoulders, elbows and even wrist mobility. This is something we can accurately assess at NCCP using ViMove technology! See our ViMove sample right....
Thanks to Booker-T for the great backing tune - Green Onion.
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So whether you’re a rugby player, marathon runner or a triathlete; behind a desk all day or out on a building site, weekend warrior or cross-fitter…we should all be able to squat!