From the moment the client arrives in reception it is possible to be
visually analysing posture.
How they walk
in – do they have mobility problems?
How do they
sit – is it easy for them to sit down and get up?
Do they have a
heavy shoulder bag which holds down one shoulder? This may indicate
problems with muscle imbalance leading to Scoliosis of the spine
chin jut out? This may indicate problems with the type of work the
client does e.g. working at a computer which may lead to Kyphosis
overweight? Excess weight may indicate poor level of fitness.
Are they very
thin? According to age thinner people may indicate a poor level of
full postural analysis should be done after the consultation record card
completion if no contraindications are present.
assessment before treatment
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