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Static Postural Assessment (static meaning without movement) • Postural assessment require observation of the kinetic chain (human movement system). • Kinetic Chain • • • Foot and Ankle Knee Lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (LPHC) Shoulders Head and cervical spine
Static Posture: Kinetic Chain Checkpoints
Postural Distortion Syndrome • Pronation Distortion Syndrome Summary: Characterized by foot pronation (flat feet) and adducted and internally rotated knees (knocked knees). • Questions: 3, 4, 17
Static Postural Assessment Pronation Distortion Syndrome: • 3. 17.
Lower Crossed Syndrome: A postural distortion syndrome characterized by an anterior tilt to the pelvis (arches lower back). Question(s): 27
Upper Crossed Syndrome Summary • A postural distortion syndrome characterized by a forward head and rounded shoulders. • Question(s): 36, 48
Overhead Squat Assessment • Purpose: This is designed to assess dynamic flexibility, core strength, balance, and overall neuromuscular control.
Overhead Squat Checkpoints Question(s): 14, 15, 19, 22, 56, 57
Overhead Squat Checkpoints: 15. 19. 56. 57.
Single-Leg Squat Assessment • Purpose: This transitional movement assessment also assesses dynamic flexibility, core strength, balance, and overall neuromuscular control. (highly level performance assessment).
Checkpoints for the Single-Leg Squat • Questions: 13, 44, 58 Checkpoint Compensation Probable Overactive Muscles Underactive Muscles Knee: Move Inward Adductor complex Bicep femoris (short head) Tensor fascia latae (TFL) Vastus lateralis Gluteus medius/maximus Vastucsmedialis obliques VMO
Pushing Assessment: • Purpose: This assessment assesses movement efficiency and potential muscle imbalances during pushing movements.
Checkpoints for Pushing Assessment • Question(s): 47, 53
Pulling Assessment Purpose: To assess movement efficiency and potential muscle imbalances during pulling movements.
Checkpoints for the Pulling Assessment • Question(s): 8, 9
Davies Test • Purpose: This assessment measures upper extremity agility and stabilization. (May not be suitable for clients/athletes who lack shoulder stability. )
Shark Skill Test • Purpose: The is designed to assess lower extremity agility and neuromuscular control. (This assessment should be viewed as a progression from the singleleg squat and, as such, may not be suitable for all individuals. )
Rockport Walk Test
YMCA 3 Minute Step Test • What this measures: This test assesses your fitness level based on how quickly your heart rate recovers after exercise. The fitter you are, the quicker your heart rate will return to normal after exercise. • Scoring: Here are the age-adjusted standards based on guidelines published by YMCA.