Postural Analysis Deerfield Beach, FL

Postural Analysis

When used in the context of therapy – physiotherapy, massage therapy, osteopathy or chiropractic, for example – the term posture is used to describe the relationships among various parts of the body, their anatomical arrangement, and how well they do or do not fit together. Bodyworkers have become familiar with postural terms such as scoliosis and genu valgum, which are used to describe a congenital, inherited position, plus used to describe a position assumed through habit, such as increased thoracic kyphosis resulting from prolonged sitting in a hunched position. Of course, the postures we assume provide clues to not only the condition of our bodies – traumas and injuries old and new, mild or more serious pathologies – but also how we feel about ourselves, our confidence (or lack of it), how much energy we have (or are lacking), how enthusiastic (or unenthusiastic) we feel, or whether we feel certain and relaxed (or anxious and tense). Intriguingly, we all almost always adopt the same postures in response to the same emotions.

A postural assessment may save time in the long run by revealing facts pertinent to the client’s problem that might otherwise have taken longer to establish. The relationships among body parts are more difficult to assess when someone is lying down to receive a treatment, but suddenly become obvious when they stand. Through postural analysis it is possible to determine which areas of their body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain. For more information, Contact Us Today at Deerfield Beach, FL Center.