Assess Factors of Movement
The initial part of the evaluation involves discussing your medical history along with taking and analyzing pictures and videos of general postures and activities that you would perform on daily basis in a non weight bearing and weight bearing atmosphere. We will then assess structural symmetry and passive and active mobility throughout the body ranging from the foot and ankle motion all the way up to the neck, jaw, and eye motion.
We will assess muscle’s contractile capabilities and help determine which joints and muscles can tolerate load through manual muscular load testing. The inability for a muscles to support or stabilize a joint can force the body to overload or stress other muscles or structures causing tightness and or pain. Lastly, we will assess motor control and patterning by evaluating poor sensorimotor development which can also lead to inhibitory effect to muscles, poor development and dysfunctional movement, as well as overloading other muscles and joints.