Spinal Movement

Maintaining a healthy and flexible spine is essential for anyone, not just athletes. The spine is the centre of the body, and any issues with it may lead to various health problems, such as back pain, herniated discs, spinal joint and muscular aches and stiffness. Measuring spinal motion may help people keep their spines healthy and prevent these types of injuries.

In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of measuring spinal motion for the general population.

  1. Identifying Limitations

Measuring spinal motion allows individuals and their healthcare providers to identify any limitations in their range of motion. A limited range of motion may impact daily activities such as bending, reaching, and twisting. By identifying these limitations, individuals may work on improving their flexibility and mobility through targeted exercises and stretches.

  1. Improving Posture

Poor posture may lead to a wide range of spinal problems, including pain and injury. Measuring spinal motion may help identify any underlying issues that may contribute to poor posture. This information may be used to develop posture correction strategies, such as targeted exercises and ergonomic adjustments, to improve spinal health and reduce the risk of spinal injuries.

  1. Preventing Injuries

Spinal injuries are common and may have long-lasting effects on an individual’s quality of life. Measuring spinal motion may help identify any underlying issues that may lead to spinal injuries. This information may be used to develop injury prevention strategies, such as targeted exercises and lifestyle modifications, to reduce the risk of injuries.

  1. Post-Injury Rehabilitation

Measuring spinal motion is also important during post-injury rehabilitation. Individuals who have suffered from spinal injuries may require specialized exercises and stretches to regain their range of motion. Measuring spinal motion may help identify areas that require attention during the rehabilitation process and track progress towards recovery.

  1. Improving Overall Health

A healthy spine is essential for overall health and wellbeing. Measuring spinal motion may help individuals identify any issues that may impact their spinal health, such as poor posture or muscle imbalances. By addressing these issues, individuals may improve their spinal health and reduce their risk of spinal injuries, as well as other health problems that may arise from spinal issues.

In conclusion, measuring spinal motion is crucial for anyone looking to maintain a healthy and flexible spine. By identifying limitations, improving posture, preventing injuries, aiding in post-injury rehabilitation, and improving overall health, measuring spinal motion may help individuals perform daily activities with ease and stay healthy.

Appointments may be made through reception, and a Swiss-made computer-assisted medical device is used by the Osteopath to determine the shape and mobility of the spinal column by gliding the device manually down your back during a routine spinal assessment.

Information of your spine in terms of alignment, range of motion, performance and its functions are recorded and may be compared over time. Individuals may then work with our Osteopaths, or their own health professionals/coaches to develop personalised strategies that target their specific needs and goals.