Postural analysis and physical problem solving

By: Stretching Canada  09-12-2011

By involving the client as much as possible, a large part of the guesswork is eliminated from the healing process. Though this exploration we will develop a course of action - a guide through which both the client and our therapists can chart any progress.

How is this done?

A therapist will observe the client as they stand comfortably in a posture that is familiar to them. We will be looking for balance within opposing tensions or forces – An example of opposing forces front and back balance would be found in the relationship Hamstring to the Quadriceps. Any discrepancies front to back may cause a postural imbalance.

The therapists will take note of the clients’ comments and document their own observations - a client’s impressions are as valid and important to us as our professional observations!

Having gone through a series of significant movements, explored and discussed the client’s own impressions concerning those movements and range of motion, we will suggest a series of stretching and strengthening exercises.


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