Slow steady movement towards functional health

 

Data compiled by Pontus Lüttkens in collaboration with CheckUp.

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Core Stability Test

 

How is it made?

  • Description: 8 steps of the plank

  • Equipment: A yoga matt

  • Difficulty: Moderately difficult. The method is a bit advanced and fits those with experience

  • Execution: 0 - 60 sec in plank position 1 - 15 sec lifting right leg 2 - 15 sec lifting left leg 3 - 15 sec lifting right arm 4 - 15- sec lifting left arm 5 - 15 sec lifting left leg and right arm 6 - 15 sec lifting right leg and left arm 7 - 30 sec in plank position Register the value . 0-7 in CheckUpLife.

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Results Period 31.12.2017 - 31.12.2018

The average of samples scores under (1.22) what is according to the range ( 0-7) in critical need of improvement. The low score is due to the fact that not all people assessed have been re-assessed. But those who were contributed to an improvement of 1.25%.

 

26

ASSESSMENTS MADE IN 2018

 

1.1%

MEDIUM IMPROVEMENT 2018

 

1.22

31/12/2017

1.31

31/12/2018

 
 
 
 

Analysis and improving medium one person at the time 

 

It is difficult to make a good analysis of a complex system, like the human body, based on 1 test like the “the core stability test” Therefore I created service BAC60 (A 60 minute Body Analysis of the Current ) that covers more functions involving - spine movement, back strength in relation to movement and a caliper test plus some variations depending on client needs.

With the basis of the Core Stability Test (CST) the 31 year old male client improved from a 1 to a 2 in the CST and also improved in almost all of the other functional tests made which was an eye-opener.

BULLET MAP 1: MALE 31 INITIAL ASSESSMENTS

BULLET MAP 1: MALE 31 INITIAL ASSESSMENTS

When working with quality improvement there is something called the 20/80 rule. It says that if you manage to improve the most critical factors in a system to about 20% of capacity you can achieve a 80% functional outcome of the whole system. A score of 1 is 12.5% a score of 2 is 25%.

t almost seem to be the case here since. If you compare the bullet maps, the 31 year old male improved in 10 out of 15 samples method made. That is 66%.

BULLETMAP 2: MALE 31 ASSESSED AFTER 6 WEEKS

BULLETMAP 2: MALE 31 ASSESSED AFTER 6 WEEKS

Given the sample method is legit and if the Functional Assessment Mentor did his job according to sample methods we are somewhere here on track to find a way to measure functional health quick, easy and functional.

The clients experienced a higher degree of wellbeing after the last assessments where made and he had learned what it takes to improve core stability.

Through these type of functional testing we have come to understand that the link between core stability and good posture very eminent, but it s definitely not enough to conclude with anything. To make up your own opinion, a good way is to join a workshop.

Summary and future goals

A medium increase of 1.1 % is not enough to meet a brighter future with functional bodies and god health. Goal for 2019 is to increase medium with 8.6%. This will eliminate the emerging need of functional health. Improve wellbeing for people with back problems. And bring in positiv data to the global work inline with goal 3 - WHO - Sustainable Development Goals.

- Pontus Lüttkens (F.A.M)

 
 
 
 
 

WHO Sustainable Developement Goals

 

GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING…

WHO launched 17 goal for sustainability. “Good health and wellbeing” is number 3 on that list. A goal taken 100% serious by pont.As. WHO want to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

The intention with testing is to support the tested person learning process of the their own body. Everybody is different, respond different and need customised plans for sustainable improvement.

As a teacher of movement and health, it is definitely relevant and motivating to see progress of all clients as learning is an ongoing process.

The goals from WHO are understandably on a global targeted arena. However I believe the targets stated by the WHO on SDG3 not covers the complexity of what is the meaning of good health and wellbeing. It very hard to define.

What is really declining today is in my opinion not good health - its functional health.

Good health and wellbeing is a very personal interpretation that cannot be decided from an organisation such as WHO. Functional health, however, is something less “emotional” to measure, therefore better in terms of goal setting. Peoples ability to move is a good measurements of many things, it incorporates indirectly many of the targets already stated by the WHO but can at the same time act as facilitator of meeting those targets.

Just like a functional car. Our bodies (health) support our wellbeing through movement. The more effective we move..the better the wellbeing.

 
 
 

Functional people - Functional planet

 
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