Screening Protocols and Interventions
The fundamental purpose of a web application such as the ones Brytespark can create, is to provide your body with the capacity for normal human movement. Whether you are in pain, in an office performing repetitive tasks or performing a recreational or sports task, it is essential that you are provided with the tools to enable your body to move normally - that is, normally for you.
So the algorithms that we have created enables an online system to take the user through a series of simple tests that provide the web application with information about their capacity to move well.
Here is one example: See 4-sign test. In this test the user crosses one leg over the other to see how far their knee drops towards the floor. Then they compare to the other leg. The knee that drops the least during the test is the troublesome side. The system then recognises their ability to perform this test and suggests interventions in the form of exercises or advice to help improve their capacity to move.
The web application will then recommended further exercises, such as the Leg Press. Once the user has been taken through a series of these tests, which can change and become more dynamic over time, and have received their recommend exercises, the system recommends that the user returns for a re-test at some point in the future.
The remarkable feature with these applications is that they can not only remember the results from previous tests, but it can learn from new test results and how the users’s body responds to different exercises to make the new recommendations unique to that individual.
Applications such as this have been used in the police force to help manage and reduce the risk of pain, but the basic algorithms and principles can be adapted and applied to any setting where humans need to improve their performance, reduce their risk of injury or be taken through a clinical pathway.
Brytespark has spent considerable time over the last 30 years working with elite sportspeople (some of whom are below) and it is this work that has enabled us to truly understand human movement in its many forms. We recognise that human movement can adapt to most scenarios and create an almost infinite amount of movements to enable the body to move how the brain commands or the task requires.
Brytespark understand that there are also reflex patterns of movement that can be more natural. In many people however these natural reflex patterns of movement can be compromised by 21st Century living. This compromise can be can be from prolonged immobility (such as sitting at work or watching TV), vibrating (while travelling in trains, planes and automobiles), walking on unnaturally hard surfaces, and many others.
It is our understanding of this situation that enables us to advise product designers how to apply simple human movement principles, to provide an authenticity and validation to their products as well as help differentiate them in a cluttered marketplace.
Sir Steve Redgrave
Martin was honored to be one of the team behind Sir Steve Redgrave as he worked towards his 5 Olympic gold medals.
Martin worked with Mark McNulty throughout his career having a profound impact on his golf swing.
'Martin ranks as one of the top people with whom I’ve worked and I would definitely recommend him'
After damaging his hamstring Derek flew back to the UK and following his work with Martin, he was training again 4 weeks later
GB 4 x 400m Relay Team
Before the world championships in Tokyo in 1991, Martin worked with 3 of the 4 team members of the winning 4x400m relay team.