A Postural Assessment Can Help With Posture Problems.
A postural assessment could be the next step toward a pain-free life.
Graceville Physio therapists offer the best posture analysis and solutions.
Therapists will look at injuries and medical histories, but also at the posture and bio-mechanics of the individual. They know that corrections in these areas can help patients get to the root of problems and hopefully lead to long-term improvements. That is why posture analysis is so important.
So, what exactly can you expect from a Graceville Physio postural assessment and why are they so important?
Effective physiotherapy relies on a lot more than the right exercises and medical training. There are many elements that go into a tailor-made physiotherapy plan to help individuals recover with ease.
Why are postural assessments so important?
Simply put, postural assessments are so important these days because we have forgotten the importance of good posture itself. Good posture means that all of our muscles are aligned, balanced and working in a manner that is risk and pain-free.
Bad posture means that this balance is compromised. Some muscles may be strained and over-worked. Others may be weak and underused.
This can all lead to medical problems and pains around the shoulders, back and pelvis. With time, this could lead to chronic pain and mobility issues that inhibit our work and social lives.
The best way to avoid this downward spiral is to get a postural assessment early on. The sooner you understand the problems in your posture, and the muscles at risk, the sooner you can apply physiotherapy treatment and exercises and correct the problem.
This means a healthier, stronger and more active body and allowing you to get back doing what you love..
Why should you turn to a professional therapist for these assessments?
There are lots of people that will admit that they slouch a little bit and resolve to sit up straighter or get an ergonomic chair. Others believe they can correct their posture problems with regular yoga and exercise. While these solutions do have their benefits for back pain relief and more, it may not be enough.
You may not be targeting the right area if you don’t have a full understanding of your postural issues. Medically trained professionals can use their knowledge of anatomy and bio-mechanics to examine your posture more clearly. They can find the weaknesses that you can’t see. They also know the most efficient ways to correct a problem. Last, but not least, they understand the risks involved if you don’t take appropriate action to correct the issue.
What can you expect from the session?
The postural assessment is a physical exam and does contain a number of different tests. But, there is nothing to worry about as they are relatively simple and non-invasive. Therapists need to perform an observation of the body and its “natural” position.
They will look at the position and length of the muscles, as well as the way that you carry yourself. They will also ask you to perform some basic tasks to look at the function, motion and strength of the muscle and joints. These observations, along with a detailed computer analysis, can offer a clear map of the weak points and problem areas. Ideally, you should be able to see your posture problems more clearly from a medical perspective.
What happens next?
Once your physiotherapist has completed the assessment they will explain the results and your options. Remember that this is a stepping stone to better health. They won’t simply hand you your results and leave you to figure it out.
Your therapist will show you the areas at risk and create a physiotherapy programme personalised to your needs. This often means simple exercises to improve posture that you can do at home. But, they may refer you for other treatments if necessary. Your therapist will also discuss other ways to help with the problem or reduce pain, such as braces or ergonomic devices.
Contact us today to learn more about our postural assessment.
These posture analysis assessments could make a massive impact on current injuries and complaints, while also reducing the risk of future complications. A quick, professional assessment from out Graceville Physio therapist could put you on the right track to improved health. This means better posture, fewer aches and pains and perhaps even a better quality of life.
Book online to make an appointment and find out more about how we can help getting you pain free and back doing the things you love.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a physiotherapist help with posture?
Yes, a physiotherapist can help you understand bad posture and take measures to help you fix it. This can help ease muscle pain in the back and neck especially.
What is a postural assessment?
A postural assessment includes a manual test to check your posture when you're sitting, standing, walking, etc. This is to see if there can be any improvements made to help ease pain.