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EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS

The importance of evaluations & assessments

Comprehensive fitness and nutrition evaluations & assessments are crucial for analyzing the body and diagnosing issues that need to be corrected. 

 

These assessments provide me with data to diagnose issues so I can prescribe your personalized results-based exercise program and be laser-focused on training in the proper way to achieve your goals faster.

My evaluation & assessment method

At Dennis Romatz, our comprehensive fitness and nutrition evaluations and assessments are designed to provide the most thorough and complete method of testing and evaluating every aspect of your anatomy, fitness, and nutritional status including imbalances calculating normative values. 

 

We believe in a holistic approach that considers neuromuscular function, physical fitness, and proper nutrition as essential components of achieving optimal health and wellness.  Our evaluations and assessments are meticulously detailed and assess all aspects, including strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and nutritional habits. 

 

By gathering detailed information through these assessments, we can develop personalized fitness and nutrition plans tailored to your unique needs and goals.  Our comprehensive approach ensures that every aspect of your fitness and nutrition is considered, providing you with the most effective and targeted strategies to enhance your overall well-being.  Proper, comprehensive fitness assessments and evaluations are the foundation for my personal training programs and are the reason why I have a 100% success rate.

Components of evaluations & assessments

These components collectively provide a comprehensive picture of an individual's physical fitness, allowing for tailored exercise prescriptions, identifying areas for improvement, and monitoring progress over time.

Components of exercise testing and fitness assessments include:

  1. Health History and Physical Activity Questionnaire: Gathering information about the individual's medical history, current medications, previous injuries, and lifestyle habits, including physical activity levels.

  2. Resting Measurements: Assessing baseline measurements such as height, weight, body composition (body fat percentage), resting heart rate, and blood pressure.

  3. Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Evaluating aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health through tests like the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) test, submaximal or maximal exercise tests on a treadmill or stationary bike, or the 6-minute walk test.

  4. Muscular Strength and Endurance: Assessing the individual's strength and endurance capabilities through exercises like push-ups, sit-ups, squats, or the one-repetition maximum (1RM) test.

  5. Flexibility: Evaluating the individual's range of motion and flexibility using tests like the sit-and-reach test or specific joint range of motion assessments.

  6. Balance and Stability: Assessing the individual's balance and stability through the single-leg balance test, Y-Balance Test, or other balance assessments.

  7. Agility and Speed: Testing the individual's ability to change direction quickly and move with speed through drills like the shuttle run, agility ladder exercises, or the T-test.

  8. Power: Measuring an individual's explosive power using tests such as the vertical jump, medicine ball throws, or power cleans.

  9. Functional Movement Assessment: Evaluating the individual's movement patterns and identifying any imbalances or dysfunctions that may affect performance or increase the risk of injury, using tools like the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) or other movement screening protocols.

  10. Psychological Assessments: Assessing an individual's motivation, confidence, and psychological readiness for exercise through questionnaires or interviews.

  11. Anthropometric Measurements: Measuring various body dimensions like the circumference of the waist, hips, chest, and limbs to assess body proportions.

  12. Blood Lipid Profile: Assessing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels to evaluate cardiovascular health and risk factors.  Dennis Romatz does not administer the Blood Lipid Profile test.  We work closely with Samitavej Hospital and can refer you to our specialist.

  13. Blood Glucose Assessment: Measuring fasting blood glucose levels to assess diabetes risk and overall metabolic health.  Dennis Romatz does not administer Blood Glucose tests.  We utilize Blood Glucose Kits, but results are limited and we prefer to have our clients test at a hospital.  We work closely with Samitavej Hospital and can refer you to our specialist.

The list of tests I perform include, but is not limited to:

  • Resting Heart Rate

  • Resting Blood Pressure

  • Height / Weight

  • Body Fat Composition

  • Visceral Fat

  • BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

  • Aerobic Endurance

  • Cardio-Respiratory Recovery Rate

  • Muscular Strength

  • Muscular Endurance

  • Movement & stability in all planes

  • Flexibility

  • Strength

  • Posture

  • Agility

  • Coordination

  • Speed

  • Power

  • Balance

I also check for skeletal asymmetries caused by under-performing and over-performing related muscles, habitual asymmetrical movement patterns, joint and vertebral compression, and possible dysfunctional femoral external rotations.

How my evaluations & assessment work

STEP 1.  We'll schedule an in-person meeting so we can start the process of evaluations & assessments.

STEP 2.  We discuss your condition and any previous injuries, traumas, and impairments that may have caused or are currently causing body pain, movement hindrances, or impedances.  

STEP 3:  I perform your evaluations & assessments. 

We understand what our clients want, but sometimes, during the assessments, I find issues I need to correct that have nothing to do with my client's desired goals.

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a comprehensive assessment tool used to evaluate an individual's movement patterns and identify any limitations or dysfunctions.  It is commonly used in sports and fitness to assess an individual's fundamental movement abilities.

The FMS consists of seven basic movement tests that assess different aspects of mobility, stability, and neuromuscular control.  These tests include movements like squatting, lunging, reaching, and balancing.  Each movement is scored on a scale from 0 to 3, indicating the presence of any limitations or asymmetries.

The primary goal of the FMS is to identify movement dysfunctions or imbalances that may increase the risk of injury or impair athletic performance.  By pinpointing these issues, we can design targeted corrective exercises and interventions to improve an individual's movement quality and reduce the risk of injuries.

The FMS is valuable as it provides a standardized and objective assessment of our athletes' and client movement patterns.  It helps us to identify weak areas that need attention, allowing us to create tailored programs that address specific limitations and improve overall movement efficiency.

21 Components of a FMS:

  1. Deep Squat

  2. Hurdle Step

  3. Inline Lunge

  4. Shoulder Mobility

  5. Active Straight Leg Raise

  6. Trunk Stability Push-Up

  7. Rotary Stability

  8. Multi-Segmental Extension

  9. Shoulder Flexion

  10. Shoulder Abduction

  11. Shoulder External Rotation

  12. Elbow Flexion

  13. Elbow Extension

  14. Wrist Extension

  15. Wrist Flexion

  16. Hip Flexion

  17. Hip Extension

  18. Knee Flexion

  19. Knee Extension

  20. Ankle Dorsiflexion

  21. Ankle Plantarflexion

These components of the Functional Movement Screen cover a range of movements and joint actions to comprehensively assess an individual's mobility, stability, and functional abilities.​​

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