THE KINESICS EVALUATION MEASURES THE FOLLOWING:
Levels of Flexibility (Arthrokinematic Assessment)
A Kinesics professionals performs an Arthrokinematic Assessment (AKA) on the upper and lower body along with their corresponding muscle groups to evaluate ranges of motion and levels of joint mobility
Any restricted range of motion is compared to the opposite side of the body in order to assist in the development of a corrective stretching and mobilization program with maximum precision, which is essential to fully restore proper movement patterns in the least amount of time.
Levels of Mobility (Osteokinematic Assessment)
To get a more in-depth evaluation of the body’s alignment and future potential for injury, a Kinesics professional performs an Osteokinematic Assessment (OKA) to assess alignment and symmetry in the mobility of the neck, upper back and lower back regions. The OKA is similar to assessing the frame of a car to diagnose reductions in performance related to certain misalignments.
It measures specific spinal range-of-motion deficiencies. This evaluation identifies changes in the curves in three areas of the spine and further measures how they flex, extend, rotate, and bend.
Those areas of the spine include:
- Neck (Cervical)
- Upper Back (Thoracic)
- Lower Back (Lumbar)
The OKA also measures the angles of the:
- First Rib
- SCM (Neck Musculature)