Posture Assessment & Correction
In this course comprehensive 3-day course you will learn how to perform a postural evaluation accurately and thoroughly, identify common postural deviations and apply corrective activities to promote postural strength and endurance.
At the end of the course you will be able to identify
Why is Posture so important?
Postural misalignment is caused when the muscles in our bodies are over or under worked and not performing to their optimal capacity. This in turn causes functional imbalances which leaves the body susceptible to injury and strain. Overuse of postural muscles of the body can cause the muscles become weak, long, shortened or tight. Consequently extreme activity can also cause muscular imbalances that lead to dysfunction and compensation. Incorrect posture usually leads to gradual changes in muscle, tendon, or fascial support, which in turn are the causes of many musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Always begin with Postural Assessment & Patient Care
The foundation of any clinical assessment should begin with an adequate postural assessment. From a healthcare practitioner's point of view, posture misalignment and deviations can be a cause for many musculoskeletal conditions. Identifying the key points of misalignment is one of first steps to providing effective treatments, therapy and home care to patients.
Types of Postural Assessment
In this course you will learn two main types of Postural Assessments; Static & Dynamic. Static posture assessment you will examine a person’s posture in standing position, observing their posture from different perspectives the front, back and side views, and identifying key landmarks. We learn to examine posture with the use of the plumb line as point of reference of body alignment. In a dynamic posture assessment, you will examine the person's gait, squat and other movement patterns.
Day 1: Lateral, Anterior & Posterior View Posture Assessment
Day 2: Posture Correction 1
Posture Correction (Techniques & Exercises) for upper Limb, Head/Neck & Thoracic Area conditions
Day 3: Posture Correction 2
Posture Correction (Techniques & Exercises) for Lower Limb, Hip & Lumbar area conditions
3 day class
Day 1 - 6 hours (Assessment)
Day 2 - 6 hours (Correction)
Day 3 - 6 hours (Correction)
March 1, 2017 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
March 2, 2017 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
March 3, 2017 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
In collaboration with iBody Academy
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