Movement Vault’s Virtual Mobility Assessment is currently only offered in our iOS app. Don’t worry Android users, we are currently working on our Android app and it will be released in the near future.
Movement Vault’s website can do almost everything the app can do. The Apple app does include two features that the website does not include (yet): 1. The Movement Vault Virtual Mobility Assessment 2. The ability to create Custom Routines.
The Movement Vault Virtual Mobility Assessment is a 14-step assessment that will help you determine which areas of your body are tight and which are moving well. You simply start the Assessment, and watch the test video where I will show a specific movement to perform. You then perform the movement and then choose your results from four picture options that best match what you looked like when performing the movement. It is best to perform the assessment near a mirror so that you can see yourself, or even better by video recording yourself. You can perform the assessment without these though.
You will then complete all 14-test movements and enter your results for each side and joint in your body.
When you complete the entire assessment, the app will generate a total mobility score. This total mobility score is a percentage out of a possible 100%. You will also have a score generated for each major joint/area of your body. These individual areas of the body scores will help guide and tell you what joints you should dedicate additional focus to.
The virtual mobility assessment is like coming to see me in my clinic and me performing an in-person assessment on you. The app does this in a way that allows you to assess yourself at any time with my guidance.
You can also perform the assessment monthly or multiple times per year to help track your progress. Keep in mind that as a Premium Movement Vault user, you can take as many Assessments as you would like. Free users are limited to performing one Assessment.
The Movement Vault Assessment is a great way to determine how well your joints currently move, which joints are tight, and how good your mobility is. The Assessment score is not the only thing you should pay attention to however. You also want to take a mental note of how your movement feels. Do you have pain when moving your right hip in a specific direction? Do you feel more connected to your ankle and feet muscles? Are you able to sit at your desk without pain? Keep track of these things as you stay consistent with Movement Vault.
I guarantee that you will make progress in all of these areas as long as you stay consistent.
How often should I perform a Virtual Assessment?
You should try to perform a Movement Vault Virtual Mobility Assessment right after you sign-up. This will give you a baseline as to what your current mobility level is and what areas you can dedicate extra focus to.
The Virtual Mobility Assessment also serves as a benchmark to gauge your progress as you continue your Movement Vault journey. This will help you see how much progress you are making.
From here you can perform a Mobility Assessment about every three months or as often as you would like. Keep in mind it will take time to make significant progress, so we recommend that you only take one assessment per month.
Premium Movement Vault Users can take an unlimited number of Virtual Assessments. Free users can only take one Virtual Assessment.
One more thing to keep in mind, is that there are other things you want to pay attention to other than the Virtual Assessment when trying to gauge your progress. You also want to note:
How much your aches and pains have decreased.
How much better you are able to connect and activate specific muscles.
How much better you are able to move in your daily activities and in the gym.
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