Pure Posture Program
Who has seen this guy?
The amazing thing about the human body is its ability to compensate. It compensates automatically, in many cases without us realizing any changes are taking place. If you have an injured ankle for example, you will automatically begin to bare more weight on the unaffected side, this causes the ankle, knee, hip, etc. on the unaffected side to begin to carry more load putting it under increased stress, which leads to an increased risk of injury. Meanwhile, due to the body compensating and shifting weight, muscles and connective tissue structures on the affected side begin to see their physiologic limit lower (amount of force a muscle can absorb before it becomes injured) leading to weakness in that side of the body. Once the ankle issue is resolved the body will continue to compensate, it is now out of balance and is selecting an altered movement pattern to compensate. The thing about change in the human body is over time changes can become permanent, increased stress and thus injuries can lead to arthritic changes that further alter a persons ability to move pain free, play sports or even do activities they normally do in their day to day life.
Our Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractor and Personal Trainers want to help you improve your quality of life. We want to relieve not only your pain, but address the underlying causes that contribute to your condition. As part of this goal we are unveiling the Pure Posture Program. This program allows us to show you the forces that are acting on your body, the compensations that they are creating and how those compensations will affect your body over time. By taking your picture from the front and side views, then putting it through our computer program we can calculate postural deviations, the amount of stress (in pounds) that it is placing on certain areas of the body and show you where your center of gravity currently is. The pictures below are of an actual assessment, this assessment is printed out allowing you to track your progress over time to ensure that your treatment and exercise plan is working.
Keegan Marshall CPT, CES