Great post about assessing the assessments.
Looking into the work of the late Charlie Francis, one becomes aware of the fact(s) that both testing and transfer are always going on. Can’t assessment be viewed in the same light?
I’m of the belief that a well thought out program, one that demands perfect technique of all lifts, can go a long way to ironing things out.
Isn’t a Snatch Grip Deadlift a great exercise for the thoracic spine? Coaches need to focus more on technical perfection and less on exercises with dinky yellow bands.
Good point about outsourcing to a more qualified medical professional or perhaps a manual therapist.