Assessment Program

OAI’S Sport Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SSFMA)

In this video we wanted to show you one component of our Sports Specific Movement Assessment where we evaluate lower extremity functional rotational range and stability. We wanted to demonstrate to you how thorough we are with assessing athletes, and know that by coming to the OAI, we will exceed your expectations. There are many more aspects of our OAI Assessment Program, as you can see below:

  • Pelvic Tilt (Standing/Supine)
  • Pelvic Rotation
  • Torso Rotation
  • Seated Trunk Rotation
  • Split Stance Rotation Test
  • Overhead Deep Squat
  • Inline Lunge
  • Hurdle Step
  • Rotary Stability
  • Single Leg Balance/Hamstring Extensibility
  • Active Straight Leg Raise
  • Single Leg Balance w/Rotation (Bi-Lateral and Lower Quarter Rotation)
  • 90/90 Shoulder Test-(ER/IR Impingement)
  • Shoulder Flexion Test-(Against wall and on Knees)
  • Stability Pushup/Pressup
  • Bridge w/Leg Extension
  • Toe Touch (Multisegmental flexion test)
  • Lean Backs (Multisegmental extension test)
Each one of these functional movements correlates to an overhead throwers ability to obtain and maintain proper positioning for maximal force production during the throwing motion.

We believe it is paramount that an athletically certified functional movement specialist needs to observe and document each athlete during this evaluation. The subtleties and nuances of the assessment are difficult to recognize and if missed can lead to inappropriate staging of an athlete in our phase specific program. Training athletes at a higher level than they are capable of will lead to structural breakdowns, early fatigue, and compensation that contribute to the development of poor mechanics and inadequate force production.