Why Diagnosis is Useless Without Treatment

Transcribed from video:

– [Instructor] It becomes very very simple to say I can see a move and fault; someone’s knees are falling in on the squat. And I can now work out what is causing that. But to be honest with you, from a practical point of view, that’s completely useless, xpmpletely useless. So who was hyper-extending in their overhead position? Okay. You guys hyper-extending in your overhead position. I need your abs awake, your glutes need to be a little stronger, and I’d like to see a little bit more shoulder flexion. Are they fixed? Are they cured? No. All we’ve done is diagnose her You go and see you GP. Feeling sick, low in energy. They take a blood test and they say; yep, you’ve got a virus. Next! It doesn’t work. This is a diagnosis. And though a diagnosis is really useful, unless we do something with that diagnosis, it’s not useful. And that’s when we need to actually make some sort of correction.

Dan Williams

Dan Williams


Dan Williams is the Director of Range of Motion. He has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) and a Postgraduate Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science from The University of Western Australia, with minors in Biomechanics and Sport Psychology. He has worked with many thousands of individuals along the full spectrum of health, and has coached at The CrossFit Games. He regularly presents to corporate and fitness industry groups and mentors Fitness Professionals.