Posture & Balance Assessment
Quick and Accurate Balance Testing
For Your Safety
✔️ Quick and Accurate
✔️ Feel Safe and Confident
✔️ Assess Your Falls Risk
✔️ Postural Education
✔️ Targeted Exercise Therapy
Our Balance Starts to Deteriorate in Our Mid 50’s Although We May Not Recognise It As Such. We Notice it as Increased Stiffness and Reduced Mobility.
Balance Testing is a Quick Way of Determining Your Stability and How Well Your Postural System is Functioning So That You Can Put In Place The Right Exercise and Treatment to Remain Pain-Free and Active into the Future.
What is a Posture & Balance Assessment?
If you are feeling stiff, have chronic spinal pain, finding it difficult to get out of a chair, or avoiding activities where you might feel unsecure, then the Posture & Balance Assessment is a quick, efficient and accurate way of measuring your balance. Once we know what your stability is, it is often relatively easy to provide you with the exercises, therapy and education needed to improve your stability and get you moving freely with confidence again.
We measure your balance with a tool called Computerised Posturography.
Computerised Posturography is a sensitive pressure plate, on which you stand, which measures the amount and direction in which you move under controlled conditions. It is used in research to measure stability and the equipment we have is research grade.
The test we perform is called the modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (or mCTSIB for short). This is the gold standard for measuring balance.
We use this test to determine how efficiently your postural system is working, which is helpful for us in relation to treating chronic back pain, balance problems and movement problems.
Dr Tony Tranfield D.O.
is an Osteopath, practicing on the Northern Beaches of Sydney since 1996. He holds post graduate training in neurological rehabilitation and computerised posturography. He has a special interest in posture, balance and movement, and has developed specific diagnostics, rehabilitation, therapy for posture and balance related problems.
A big part of what we do is education, and Dr Tranfield has created an online video education program for postural stability called ‘Perfect Posture Online’, which was developed from years of postural rehabilitation using computerised posturography.
You can see his full biography here
There are 1,000 hip fractures every day in the United States, over 90% of which are caused by falls.
“Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview.” Centre for Disease Control and Prevention 2009″
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