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One Percent Change – Background

What is One Percent Change & how does it work?

  • One Percent Change is a system that facilitates superior health, wellness & fitness with guaranteed results.
  • It involves a comprehensive health & wellness analysis combined with cutting-edge sports medicine to measure your strength, flexibility, and stability.

Why & Who created One Percent Change?

  • Exposure to the “inside secrets” of what systems “elite athletes” use to achieve superior health, wellness and fitness led Australian Physical Therapist Cameron Luff to incorporate these findings into his everyday practice.
  • Due to his success with the general population, Cameron was able to secure government funding to perform extensive research and development that heavily influenced the eventual design of One Percent Change.
  • Exposure to the “inside secrets” of what systems “elite athletes” use to achieve superior health, wellness and fitness led Australian Physical Therapist Cameron Luff to incorporate these findings into his everyday practice.
  • Due to his success with the general population, Cameron was able to secure government funding to perform extensive research and development that heavily influenced the eventual design of One Percent Change.

How was One Percent Change created?

Targeted market research revealed that clients:

  • Wanted specific information about their body
  • Believed Injury Prevention was very important
  • Rated Enhancing Performance as a high priority
  • Placed high value on information about a child’s health, wellness and fitness (Parents)
  • Were willing to pay a premium price for a specialized and in-depth assessment

Why is One Percent Change superior to other Health & Fitness assessments?

All of the tests, results, and recommendations in the One Percent Change reports are created using:

  • Extensive clinical experience, the latest sports medicine information and gold standard research findings.
  • The One Percent Change database. Every assessment is added to the database. Trends and future predictive data will then be incorporated into all subsequent reports. This data is world-leading in terms of value.

Why is One Percent Change helpful for clients?

1. Eliminates Guesswork & Speeds Up Results

Most gym and fitness assessments use outdated and nonspecific tests. One Percent Change uses clinically proven and precise tests which give personalized and exact results. This ensures a specific and accurate fitness program design – leading to quicker and better outcomes.

OPC uses specific tests to provide specific results:
Shoulder External Rotation Range of Motion shown above

2.  Injury Identification

Underlying pathology/injury is often revealed during testing. E.g. Tennis elbow is a condition which is often not painful until the client begins a new gym program and experiences pain.

A One Percent Change assessment will allow activity modification and/or understanding on the client’s behalf.

Note: One Percent Change does not diagnose injuries or prescribe treatment. Specific tests may identify an area of the body that requires further investigation. In this situation, more extensive testing and/or referral to an appropriate Health Professional is recommended.

3. Injury Prevention

Muscle imbalance can increase the risk of injury by up to 17 times. One Percent Change will reveal which areas of the body are in danger.

OPC Report: Precise figures about shoulder muscle strength and imbalances

4. Enhances Performance

Weakness, tightness or poor balance can dramatically affect body movement. Small corrections can lead to massive improvements in performance.

For example, poor core stability can reduce power on a tennis serve.

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Specific Testing Procedure: Single Leg Squat Using a Decline Board

What are the steps involved for a client?

After booking in for a One Percent Change Assessment, a client will receive:

  1. A comprehensive health & wellness analysis (performed by questionnaire)
  2. Full body physical assessment testing stability, strength & flexibility (39 tests)
  3. A customized computer-generated PDF report

OPC uses specific testing and reporting to make sure that you know exactly what your client needs.

What equipment is used for testing?

The majority of testing involves the recording of data by a MicroFET3, a Hand Held Dynamometer and Inclinometer manufactured by Hoggan Health.

The MicroFET3 provides objective, quantifiable & valid data for both muscle strength & range of motion testing.  The unit also contributes to excellent Intra & Inter testing reliability.

Who can benefit from a One Percent Change Assessment?

The One Percent Change Assessment is recommended for “everybody” – fit & unfit; healthy & unhealthy; young & old. Every person that is assessed will get massive benefits from the assessment.

Examples of Groups that you can benefit from One Percent Change include:

  • Elite Level Sport – e.g. tennis, basketball, swimming, baseball, triathlon, football, hockey
  • Children – assists children to reach their full potential
  • Amateur Level Sport – Clients looking to excel in their favorite sport
  • Seniors/Elderly – improve quality of life
  • Travelers and Adventurers – the client has full body analysis prior to the event
  • General Fitness – specific results to maximize the training effect
  • Workers

Important Facts

  • Every US $1 invested in health and wellbeing can achieve a return of US $5.82 in reduced absenteeism costs.
  • Workplace health programs can reduce sick leave by up to 30% and increase productivity by up to 52%.
  • Workplace health programs can achieve an average of 32% reduction in workers’ compensation and disability claim costs.

References

  • American Institute for Preventive Medicine (2008), The Health and Economic Implications of Worksite Wellness Programs.
  • Dishman RK, Oldenburg BO, O’Neil H, Shephard R (1998), Worksite physical activity interventions. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 15, 344–61.
  • Chapman LS, Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies.
  • The Art of Health Promotion, 2003, 6(6): 1–16.

About Cameron Luff

Cameron is an innovative & successful Australian Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience.  Consulting in the National Academy for Tennis Australia for over 12 years, he worked with both Junior & Senior tennis players from around the world.

D21 Fit Studio is an Official One Percent Change Licensee.

All staff at D21 Fit Studio who performs the OPC assessment has undergone specialized training to become an Accredited OPC Assessor.

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