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EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS FOR PRECISE DIAGNOSIS

Comprehensive fitness and nutrition evaluations & assessments provide me with data to diagnose issues so I can then prescribe your personalized results based training program.

ROMATZ FITNESS EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT METHOD

At Dennis Romatz Fitness, 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 are able to develop personalized fitness and nutrition plans that are specifically tailored to your unique needs and goals.  With our comprehensive approach, we ensure that every aspect of your fitness and nutrition is taken into account, providing you with the most effective and targeted strategies to enhance your overall well-being.

HOW MY EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS WORKS

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

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

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

COMPONENTS OF EVALUATIONS & ASSESSMENTS

These components collectively provide a comprehensive picture of an individual's physical fitness, allowing for tailored exercise prescriptions, identification of 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 tests like 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 circumference of the waist, hips, chest, and limbs to assess body proportions.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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 do utilize Blood Glucose Kits, but results are limited and we prefer to have our clients get thoroughly tested at a hospital.  We work closely with Samitavej Hospital and can refer you to our specialist.

The list of tests I perform include, but are 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 which could be cause by under performing and over performing related muscles, habitual asymmetrical movement patterns, joint and vertebral compression as well as disfunctional femoral external rotations.

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 the field of sports and fitness to assess an individual's fundamental movement abilities.

The FMS consists of a series of seven basic movement tests that assess different aspects of mobility, stability, and neuromuscular control.  These tests include movements such as 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 a valuable tool as it provides us with a standardized and objective assessment of our athlete's and client's movement patterns.  It helps us to identify weak areas that need attention, allowing us to create tailored training 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 wide range of movements and joint actions to comprehensively assess an individual's mobility, stability, and functional abilities.​​

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