Muscle Length / Imbalance Assessment

Before beginning any strength training program, we evaluate a number of areas, looking at muscle length and tension. By evaluating the neck, shoulders, spine, hips, and legs, we can assess if there are any existing alignment problems with your body.

This is accomplished through visual inspection and compared to an anatomical postural correct model. Additionally we use an evaluation tool called a Palpation Meter. This allows us to compare distances between the scapula and spine, measures frontal and sagittal plane hip angles, and possible bone length discrepancies.

The results from these assessments are used to design a corrective exercise program, whose goal will be to improve and correct any imbalances or weaknesses that have been found.