The Performance Deficit Test™ (PDT™) empowers you to improve muscular deficits and asymmetries. We’ve designed the PDT™ to give and your health professional useful hands-on information. This means you can use this information immediately together with us or in your own programming.
First, we assess the foundational concepts of human movement. We all need to know this and have a minimum level of ability. If you need it we assess it in the PDT™.
Secondly, we highlight muscular imbalances and asymmetries which can be a result of a previous injury, or a compensation from an existing one.
Once the data is collected, we work together and coach you (or your Personal Trainer or Therapist) exactly how to apply this information to create a targeted rehabilitation programme.
You’ll quickly learn a system for improving your physical function that translates to you becoming pain and injury-free.
No other assessment procedure has that focus. I can tell you that because if there was, I would have taken it myself.
A little backstory: how we developed the Performance Deficit Test™, and why.
The PDT™ is actually born of a need I’ve learned from over 10 years involved in elite and professional sport and over 10 years providing injury rehabilitation…and from being a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
You see, during my time as a professional and International rugby union player there has been an explosion of information on injury risk profiling, joint pain and rehabilitation. And with this growth of information, much of it from people who’ve never actually had exposure to elite-level sport, has come confusion from health professionals as to what is actually proven and valuable when it comes to improving their patients' musculoskeletal health.
So I set out to find a solution to this specific problem: how to ensure that people can find out about their risk of injury to their joints, and that they could not only know where to find information on injury risk they could trust, but also know that they could apply that information effectively.
That’s why I wanted to develop the PDT™.
I want to help active people and health professional know that they are not just cobbling together random data and concepts in hopes of improving a condition – I want people to be empowered and informed by using a tried, tested and proven system to deliver results that they want and deserve .
The Performance Deficit Test™ is a massive step in that direction.