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The posture-metric photo-test of the musculoskeletal system

The posture-metric photo-test of the musculoskeletal system support and motor function clearly demonstrates the presence of asymmetry: pelvic distortions, bones and articular surfaces disposition, axial and planar micro displacements, hyperlordosis, kyphosis, a flat back, a deformed chest, a cervical base, pterygoid scapula, raised shoulders, shoulder protraction, mobility restrictions, and more.

To conduct photo tests, you will need a flat wall with a vertical line, good lighting, a smooth floor. The camera should be at the waist level, 3-4 meters from the object.

Take a photo of each set in the following sequence
Sets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 on four sides, right, left, face and back to the camera:

Set 1. In a standing position on the feet of both legs. The feet are parallel in line with the hands down freely.

Set 2. In a standing position on the feet on two legs with straight arms maximally raised up. The feet are located in parallel on the same line.

The first and second positions demonstrate how the body rests on two legs and the load is distributed.

If you stand in these poses until the first fatigue, 1-3 minutes, you can see how the body reacts to fatigue and adjusts.

Set 3. In a standing position, first on the right, then on the left leg. The leg is bent at the hip and knee joints by 90 degrees, the foot does not strain - it is in a relaxed position.

Here, to demonstrate the reaction to fatigue and adjustment, a second shot is enough to take in 30-60 seconds.

Set 4. In a kneeling position. Knees are on the same line.

The first series of shots you need to take when you try to get up as straight as possible, focusing on your own body sensation. The second series of similar shots when kneeling in a comfortable position.

Set 5. In a step to the right and left. You need to get up as gracefully and defiantly as possible.

Set 6A With a maximum turn of the hips, legs and feet along the axis outward and inward. Feet shoulder-width apart, toes are maximally inward, keeping straightened knees.

Set 6B The same position, but the toes are deployed maximally outward.

Measuring the body shape, symmetry, proportionality, the main thing is to reach an agreement:
1. Estimate with a partiality, with the aristocrat’s nitpicking;
2. We evaluate the body for the forecast of possible problems in the near and distant future;
3. We look at the body distortions, as a real source of physical health problems associated with spatially - topographic, muscular-articular and organ displacements.

Photos should be printed and analyzed in the following way:

1. The vertical axis of symmetry on the wall - does it coincide with the current one? If not, how many degrees are rejected? In which departments is the maximum?

2. Horizontal axis of symmetry – swipe on
· Two hip joints;
· Two knee joints;
· Two shoulder joints.

Does each swiped horizontal line correspond or have deviations?

How many degrees in each case?

In each projection, we determine the norm and note the actual deficit of corners and amplitudes, hypermobility signs.

A view from the outside allows you to see the objective biomechanical situation, trends towards correction and optimization.

The author’s rehabilitation system of biomechanical methods and techniques is based on the principles of medical biomechanics and the symmetry of the human body. Correction is preceded by biomechanical diagnostics, which allows you to identify weak links of a complex kinematic chain.

Rehabilitation of children with scoliosis and posture disorders according to the Dr. Blum author's method.
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