"The strength and conditioning community goes through phases in which one type of training is emphasized over another. There was the plyometric phase, the speed phase, the core training phase, and now there is the functional training phase. Perhaps, someday, the profession will put everything together and start focusing upon a structural balance phase.
The Level 1 and Level 2 PICP courses focus on learning how to perform
structural balance assessments, which is especially important for
athletes. Why? Because I found it is critical to identify any
structural, mechanical and muscle imbalances in the athlete – along with
any compensation patterns an athlete has developed from their sport.
I’m not saying that knowing how to teach plyometrics and Olympic lifting
movements are not useful, but mastering the skills of structural
balance testing will do a lot more in the areas of preventing injuries
and improving all aspects of athletic performance."
I could not agree more.