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Why is Postural Screening important for your child

Why is Postural Screening important for your child

Why postural screening?

Research shows that one out of every ten young people aged 10-14 will develop ‘’curvature of the spine’’. Those curves may result in medical problems, pain and obvious physical deformity if not treated. Postural screening done once a year between the ages of 10-14 is believed to be the best prevention as this curve is most likely to appear during this time of rapid growth.

If not treated, this curve can lead to medical conditions occurring later in life such as pain and arthritic symptoms, health and lung disorders as well as obvious physical deformity.

What type of postural screening is the best?

Once you decide to do a postural screening (which is highly recommended by doctors, practitioners and sports scientists), be sure to go for a screening that is not based on the traditional ‘’eyeballing’’, but rather a screening that uses a software that captures both your posture and your movement patterns.

                              Kinetisense 3D Posture Screening

We have been using the Kinetisense 3D Posture Screening at our Edinburgh clinic – one of the most accurate and scientifically-tested softwares designed specifically to analyse and quantify posture.

Why use 3D Posture?

The Kinetisense system automatically locates 48 locations on the body using inferred sensors. Without the use of markers and the need to use a posture grid, Kinetisense eliminates the possibility of subjective assessment.

How it works:

The system automatically locates the joint position, interprets the data and produces a detailed 3D Posture report. Baseline posture assessments can be done to identify asymmetries and demonstrate the impact clinical treatment has on postural outcomes. This module is an efficient and objective way to analyse the frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes in the body.


It is recommended that the postural screening is combined with Physiotherapy treatment which will provide the patient with specific back exercises and back massage. The 3D screening also allows for the specific progress and results to be tracked from treatment to treatment.

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What is Spondylolisthesis?

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is where one of the vertebrae slips forwards, this causes instability in the spine and can cause pain.

It most commonly occurs in the lower back but can also happen in the mid to upper back and the neck.

Does bending your back cause back pain?

Does bending your back cause back pain?

We have all been told “don’t bend your back like that”, “sit up straight” or “keep your back straight when you lift”?But is this true? Should we be afraid to bend over? Will our spines all break if we don’t keep them straight or is it just part of normal life?

Here’s what we teach to our back pain patients every day at Move Freely and why we are doing it differently from most Physiotherapy clinics.