Biomechanical Examinations

 

A biomechanical examination is an in-depth evaluation of  static posture and dynamic movement. The evaluation begins with exploring the patient's history relative to the current pathology. This is followed by observations of posture and movement.

Elements of static posture include:

head tilt, shoulder levels, hip levels, knee position, ankle angles, foot position, muscle testing

Elements of dynamic movement include:

rotations at all the weight-bearing joints, range of motion, assessment of walking, running and/or athletic activities, exercise assessment/recommendations