Before you start any exercise program, it’s important to get a postural and core assessment. A body assessment shows how your muscles and joints work together and if there are any imbalances to be corrected.
Your trainer or therapist does an assessment using manual muscle testing to see what muscles are week, what muscles are short and tight versus long and weak. If a person has an ankle sprain on the left side, an assessment will show if his or her walk has been altered. This will also show how the person compensates one side versus the other side.
The body naturally wants to use its stronger side, which can cause torsion in the pelvic musculature and core stabilisers. The body functions at its best when it's in correct posture. When the body is in correct postural alignment, it moves evenly and distributes weight appropriately. The muscles, joints and spine work together help you perform your best at any sport without pain. If something is out of alignment, injury can occur and you’ll have to spend time recovering from the injury.