What Is a Postural Assessment?
A postural assessment is an observational assessment often carried out as the first step of a full physical assessment.
Postural analysis tests are part of kinesiology, the part of physical therapy that focuses on studying the body's anatomy and the physiology of the way that the body moves.
The first thing to know is that a postural assessment is used to analyse a person’s static posture and their alignment.
Performing a postural assessment allows us to look at a person's overall alignment and assess how their body is moving and functioning and how their muscles and joints work together.
The purpose of this is to observe the person’s posture and then interpret the implications of what is seen and put the intervention and corrective strategies in place.
In the simplest terms, that means looking for any abnormalities and imbalances and then assessing how they are affecting the way that the person’s body moves and functions.
Overhead Squat Assessment
A healthy body is often described as a well-oiled machine, and just like a machine, it is made up of otherwise fixed segments given mobility by joints.
The Squat is one of the most basic forms of functional movement. As a species, we should be able to perform a squat.!
The overhead squat is a dynamic movement assessment.
It’s the quickest way to gain an overall impression of your functional status.
This assessment helps evaluate the flexibility, core strength, balance, and neuromuscular control.
As posture changes over time and due to the load and repetition we place on it, we must determine how to handle the new stresses placed on the kinetic chain.
The kinetic chain is the notion that these joints and segments affect one another during movement. When one is in motion, it creates a chain of events that affects the movement of surrounding joints and structures.
The overhead squat assessment is a tool that can assist with this.
The overhead squat assessment should be performed following a static postural assessment. Therefore, the assessment findings should further reinforce the observations made during the static postural assessment. In addition, faulty movements not revealed during the static postural assessment should be noted during the dynamic postural observations.
These compensations can signify over and under-active muscles, abnormal force-couple relationships and joint dysfunction.
Again, along with posture assessment, this is one of the baseline assessments we offer to base your training plan and progressions on.
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