Movement Evaluation

Correcting Faulty Patterns

A variety of factors can contribute to imbalances or asymmetries that can lead to faulty patterns of movement. These include:

  • Dominant patterns of movement, such as right- or left- handedness
  • Repetitive work
  • Recreational and sport activities
  • Preferred postures of habit, including sleep positions

These factors play a part in some muscles being short, long, weak or strong, which over time can lead to joint breakdown, tissue dysfunction and pain. The therapists at RHC are uniquely trained to evaluate your body as a whole. They will look for movement imbalances, muscle asymmetries and biomechanical deviations then use their findingsĀ  to design an individual exercise and manual therapy approach to offer long-lasting relief. Your therapist will also educate you about your own role in getting and keeping your body operating efficiently. Self-management and treatment as well as correct body postures are essential for long-term health.