1. Principles of Self-Screening
Musculoskeletal health care cost is skyrocketing, so it's important to get our prospective patients to be proactive and know when to seek our services. In order to do this well, we as providers need to understand the principles of self-screening. Further, it is important to define the terms screen, test, and assess to recognize when and how these tools should be utilized. These terms are applied to understanding a systematic approach to movement through the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screen, Y-Balance Test, and Fundamental Capacity Screen. We will also discuss the importance of understanding pain versus dysfunction and how we can use a self-screen to manage patients upon discharge.