– Overhead Squat Assessment

This is the primary movement assessment taught in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal trainer certification course. This assessment will reveal valuable information when administered properly. There are times, however when I do not do this assessment. Disease pathology and complications of PD often times make this assessment difficult if not impossible to perform. In this circumstance, collecting accurate data is difficult, so use your judgement and use this assessment when you feel it is appropriate.