Posture & Leg Check No Background

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All materials contained in this PowerPoint Presentation are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted electronically, displayed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of Ramneek S. Bhogal, DC, DABCI. Ramneek S. Bhogal, DC, DABCI either owns the intellectual property in all the information and media in this PowerPoint Presentation or has obtained permission of the owner to use the content in this presentation. You may download or print this material for your own personal and educational use only, without altering or removing any trademark, copyright or other notice from such material. Viewing this PowerPoint Presentation constitutes explicit agreement with the terms of this copyright declaration. © 2011 Bhogal
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Postural Analysis / Leg Check © 2011 Bhogal
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Postural Analysis How is it of value ? Educates the patient about postural distortions and imbalances Indicates area of biomechanical stress Insightful as to where the VSC can be chronic Postural distortions may be the result of VSC Personalize your approach to care © 2011 Bhogal
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Postural Analysis How is it of value ? Explains visually and logically, the muscular causes of pain Outcome measure for patient and other interested parties (insurance, research, parent, concerned family member, etc…) Indicator of pathology (sensory neural adaptation, scoliosis, emphysema, Cushing’s syndrome, juvenile discogenic disease, arthritis, compression fracture, etc…) © 2011 Bhogal
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Anthropometrics Anthropometry refers to the measurement of the human individual. An early tool of physical anthropology, it has been used for identification, for the purposes of understanding human physical variation, in paleontology and in various attempts to correlate physical with geo-cultural and psychological traits. -Basic human body measurements for technological design, International Organization for Standardization, 2009 © 2011 Bhogal
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Visualizing Posture Important to use a frame of reference for reliability and reproducibility Have a protocol / procedure (‘views’) Have the same examiner take measurements for pre/post validity Explain / Demonstrate to the patient Take a picture to document Document findings from the patients perspective (Right / Left / Ant / Post) © 2011 Bhogal
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Postural Analysis Patient Stance Consistent distance away from the reference Feet equidistant from a baseline Relaxed and “normal”/neutral stance Best if the patient is gowned so that symmetry / asymmetry can be visualized accurately © 2011 Bhogal
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Postural Analysis Anterior View Overall or global list Sight a line from the patient’s sternum to the baseline Always use a parallel gridline for frame of reference Record the list as Right / Left / Neutral © 2011 Bhogal
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List vs. Lean List Originally a nautical term utilized to describe a ship’s overall appearance or tendency to favor the starboard or portside. -Merriam Webster Dictionary © 2011 Bhogal
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