Stuart Elwell

Functional Movement Systems

Since qualifying in 2002 from Coventry University, he started work in the NHS where he became department lead for Gym and Hydrotherapy Services. Whist here, Stuart worked with Team GB''s Athletic, Boxing, Handball and Football squads leading into the London 2012 Olympics, before leaving to work in professional football.

in 2007, Stuart took on a role with West Bromwich Albion Football club, developing their academy medical services before moving onto working with their First Team Squad, delivering Physiotherapy and Performance Rehabilitation.

Whilst working in several different environments, Stuart continued to work in the private sector and since 2012 has been working independently, providing physiotherapy, rehabilitation and lifestyle management services to elite athletes and the general public.

In addition to his clinical work, Stuart lectures across Europe for Functional Movement Systems and is in the process of writing a book on the motor control rehabilitation.

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Assessing Movement for the promotion of health, physical competence and athletic performance

The assessment of movement has been a staple of clinical evaluations and pre-participation screening for decades. The use of a systems based approach for movement assessment allows the targeted intentions of rehabilitation programs, exercise prescription and physical capacity development to be carried out in a a logical, reliable and accountable manner.

The assessment of movement health, competency and capacity are logical progressions based upon a neurodevelopmental approach to human movement. Movement patterns transcend population groups and are species not sports specific - the assessment of movement is a fundamental part of physical health and athletic performance and should be the entry point before any intervention.

This seminar will describe the fundamental key components of pattern based movement assessments, their place in health care, exercise health and elite athletic development.