Posture » FAQ
"Walking is man's best medicine" - Hippocrates
my first postural assessment:
Please come dressed in comfortable, relaxed fitting clothing and be prepared to move and to stay for about two hours. If you are not wearing shorts and exercise shoes, please be sure to bring them along.
We will first go over some basic health history information and find out more about your daily activities and what has brought you into the office. Photos will be taken of you standing barefooted and facing four different directions and there will be some basic exercises that we will watch you perform to learn more about your compensation patterns and/or deviations.
After gathering all of this information, we will begin to structure a set of exercises for you that will become the menu of
e-cises that you will use on your own. We will thoroughly instruct you on how to perform each e-cise so that you will understand the nuances of each movement and so you will gain the most benefit from each. Most of these e-cises are very simple and sometimes relaxing. We will listen to the feedback that you provide, in the event, that we should modify your program. We do not want you to experience pain when doing these movements, so please communicate any discomfort.
When the session comes to a close, we can schedule your next session. The next session lasts about one hour and during the subsequent coaching sessions, more photos will be taken and a new menu will be developed for you as you make progress and we see changes in your posture.
We recommend that you make a commitment to at least 8 sessions so that you can see the difference that consistently performing these e-cises can make with your posture and your overall well being. Working with a certified Postural Assessment Specialist can greatly improve your success not only in the doing the e-cises but learning to do them correctly. It also allows your PAS to modify the program for you specifically as you make progress.
You will find that these e-cises will become an invaluable tool for maintaining your health and wellness. Ideally, they should become a part of your regular routine.