Posture Analysis

With a world full of technological advances and long hours in front of a screen, many people find themselves with newfound neck and back pain due to sitting. Muscle tension due to long hours in a chair can cause severe symptoms such as tension headaches, visual disturbances, and digestive issues. Our therapists are experts in postural evaluations and treatment programs specifically geared to help mitigate negative effects of sitting. Posture is the attitude assumed by body either when the body is stationary or when it is moving. Posture is attained as a result of co-ordinated action of various muscles working to maintain stability. Posture in easy terms can be understood as the position in which you hold your body when standing or sitting. The goal of correct posture is to be in optimal alignment to perform an activity in the most efficient manner and with the least amount of energy and effort. Your Physiotherapist will complete an in-depth posture assessment to find any deviations that may give cues of past and current traumas, injuries, mild or serious pathologies, and energy inefficient positions that may be contributing to the injury.

Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is appropriate for all ages and can provide helpful insight into treating many types of conditions. This concerns the biomechanical pattern of your normal walking and running cycles. It is chiefly concerned with the movement of your lower limbs, but as no body part operates in complete isolation the therapist will take your total physiology into account when making their analysis. Gait analysis is commonly used to identify the root cause or contributive compensation movement strategy that is underlying the condition. The correction of any biomechanical abnormalities that are affecting your gait can improve your muscle strength, flexibility and overall mobility.