What is a good posture?

Causes of Poor Posture

Good Posture VS Poor Posture

Why do you need a good posture?


Posture Assessment

Posture Correction Program

Self Tests for Postural Faults



Posture Assessment

A patient’s postural faults must be accurately diagnosed before they can be effectively corrected. Examination and diagnosis At Good Day Total Health Clinic include the following:

  • observation of the patient as they sit and move about
  • measurement or estimation of the deviation from the ideally erect postures using plumb lines and posture guides
  • three dimensional analysis
  • spinal segmental alignment
  • flexibility tests
  • muscle length and strength tests
  • structure balance test
  • diagnostic Computerised Digital Spinal X-Ray images, if necessary, to  rule out underlying disorders or structural anomalies.

The importance of muscle testing to postural analysis can not be over-emphasized. Also, much of the specific therapy in posture correction relies on muscle tightness and weakness found during the examination.
After we check about your history, symptoms, life habits and other concerns,
we examine you with several evaluation methods to see how your posture may be affecting you and how it can be strengthened.

 

1. Spinal Analysis Machine

The Spinal Analysis Machine is a twin-scale to detect "postural imbalances." The patients being tested stands with one foot on each scale while the doctor makes various observations about the weight readings and the individual's posture. The difference in weight supposedly enables the doctor to establish:

  • the difference in weight between the right and the left sides of the body
  • how the length of the legs compare
  • the horizontal alignment of the hips and shoulders
  • the vertical alignment of the spine and head
  • the probable areas of scoliosis 

Use of the Spinal Analysis Machine is based on the notion that "apparent differences" in leg lengths can cause spinal curvature and subluxations even though the leg bones are the same length. The doctor detects leg-length differences with this device or by observing the position of the feet with the patient lying facedown on an examining table.

Thru this clinical posture assessment we pinpoint areas of mechanical stress, then we find where your body needs to have motion restored--chiropractic for joints and muscular therapy for muscles. During care we build a daily set of posture exercise designed to unlock the tight links in YOUR body’s chain of motion

 

2. Structure Balance Test


3. Digital X-ray Imaging

 

 

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