Pre-Season Screening | Injury Prevention Tips

Originally Published Feb 7, 2018

Before starting/recommencing any competitive sport or any new physical activity, it's critical that any existing or pre-existing injuries and muscle imbalances can be determined, addressed and treated to reduce a person's risk of suffering a minor or severe injury. A pre-screening can combat and drastically reduce the chances of sustaining an injury.


A physical screening involves the use of sport specific fitness testing to determine an athlete's musculoskeletal deficits or abnormalities identified by a physiotherapist.

A typical pre-screening looks into:

  • Strength
  • Joint and Muscle range of motion
  • Functional Movement
  • Age
  • Hyper/hypomobility
  • Functional-specific testing related to the individual's sport

Once the pre-screening assessment has been conducted, recommendations based on the athlete’s results will receive a modified program to meet their needs and address the areas in where they need to improve on and highlight areas of concern.

These pre-screening assessments are crucial for any professional athletes; however, they can also be of value for anyone who is about to commence an exercise, sport, strength training program or weight loss program to get a gauge of any predisposed injuries that they might be at risk of.

If you’re a local athlete or team about to launch into a taxing pre-season campaign or you might be starting up a new training regime/program, a physical screening will save you from any potential injury along with the long-term hit to the wallet.

If you need to book in for your pre-screening assessment make sure you contact your local Physio Inq clinic today or feel free to call one of our physiotherapists to see if a pre-screening assessment is appropriate for you.

Stay in the game and not out of it, this year.



The information provided on this blog is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this blog.

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