Posture Assessment

CORE… Everything is connected

A person’s posture affects virtually every area of fitness. Posture affects muscles, joints, bones, internal organs, breathing, etc. Achieving proper posture can be the key to allowing the body to reach its fullest fitness potential.  In proper posture the ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are aligned as if a plumb line were running from the ears down through the torso into the legs and the feet. When proper posture is achieved, the body is able to function in its strongest, most balanced position. Thus, stress to the joints, muscles, vertebrae and tissue is minimized.

Improper poster can be one of the greatest obstacles to achieving fitness goals and can be the cause of serious injury. Improper posture, especially when walking, exercising or sitting puts increased stress on your back and causes discomfort and damage throughout the body. When the spine is left in non-neutral posture for extended periods of time, it raises the diaphragm, preventing the body from taking a full breath. This can lead to reduced oxygenation throughout the body. It can also compromise the internal organs’ performance by putting pressure throughout the abdomen. We focus on helping our clients achieve proper posture so they can unlock their body’s potential to achieve their goals and prevent injury.

State-of-the-Art Posture Evaluation

Rob uses a state-of-the-art system to assess the condition of our client’s posture. He uses these assessments first, to determine where improvements in posture can be made and second, to have a baseline to which we can compare future progress.

Rob uses a laser line to show the desired alignment line along the spine and down the side of the body.  He also place markers on the parts of the skeleton and spine that can show us where important bones and joints are positioned in relation to other points and the desired alignment line. Over the course of a client’s treatment program, he does this laser-line process and document it with photographs. The photographs give the trainers and client clear indications of where work needs to be done and also where progress has been made.

Contact CORE Today

Rob at CORE knows that your goals for attaining a higher quality of life, at home and at play, are directly related to your ability to be physically fit and injury free. He believe that Posture Awareness is a critical component in achieving optimal fitness results. He looks forward to helping you diagnose limitations, treat weaknesses & imbalances and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Contact CORE to book your appointment.

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