Bio Postural Analysis

The Posturology is the science that, basing itself on the latest acquisitions of neurophysiology, studies man’s equilibrium and the strategies he uses to keep it in all circumstances.
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Posture means the position in space assumed by the various parts of the body in an automatic and unconscious way.

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The regulation of the posture is important for maintaining the equilibrium: the state in which all the forces that act on the body are balanced thanks to variations into the muscle tone.

These variations make man constantly oscillate around the ankles axis, but it is however necessary that these fluctuations are kept within a certain range of values in order to be defined physiological.

Normally, we think about equilibrium and posture as unrelated factors. In particular, the disorders of the former refer mostly to labyrinthine pathologies and so they are of otorhinolaryngology competence, while the disorders of the latter are linked with the locomotor apparatus and so, they are of orthopaedist interest. However, this is just trivialization which is nowadays considered inadequate and insufficient for the clinical problems resolution. In fact, you can define as posture “the set of the mutual relations of the various body segments in space” and as equilibrium “the maintenance of the posture as the relationship between body and surroundings”.

Afferents that can affect the body in space are various: the position of the head, the more or less correct functioning of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the swallowing, the proper functioning of the ocular-motor muscles,- the various joints, the muscle tone, the vestibular system, the foot support, etc..

The human body makes use of sensory control systems which are constantly interacting with the Central Nervous System (CNS) and aim at maintaining the postural equilibrium and this occurs outside human consciousness.

 

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COMPUTERIZED ANALYSIS OF THE SPINAL COLUMN (SPINALMETRY)

purposes of a proper postural assessment, we use a sophisticated computerized medical equipment that allows us to obtain a precise analysis of the spinal column and any eventual pelvic imbalances (rotations, twists, tilts). Moreover, we can objectively measure the variations in the equilibrium through the use of a sophisticated computerized stabilometry.

COMPUTERIZED STABILOMETRY

This one allows us to evaluate the postural variations, both when the patient has his, or her, eyes open or closed, and consider the possible occlusal, oculomotor and podalic interference on equilibrium. In recent years, in fact, the relationship between the stomatognathic system and the postural adjustment has become increasingly important in odontostomatognatic issues.

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BAROPODOMETER AND CAMERA

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BAROPODOMETRIC DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

The analysis of the static support (static analysis) allows a scrupulous investigation of the overload zones and the eventual presence of podalic malfunctions.

 

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