Posturology examines the regulatory processes for stabilising the body in its environment while standing or moving.
As an illustration, the podal sensors function like two pans of a scale.
Past a certain imbalance threshold in the podal sensors (asynchronism), the muscle tone becomes asymmetrical.
All tonic asymmetry induces a reduction in performance and the risk of injury.
Role of posturology in sport
The posturologist informs the trainer and the fitness coach about the implications of postural imbalance for specific techniques and athletic techniques.
The postural assessment provides the trainer and fitness coach with information on :
- various risks and the cause of injuries,
- the cause of most cases of reduced performance,
- possible action for enhancing performance by treatment conducted on the postural sensors.
The posturologist implements a posture treatment strategy relating to the sensor(s) responsible for the tonic imbalance, combined with the appropriate rehabilitation.
One does not establish a posture for a lifetime, and so regular monitoring by athletes is necessary.
Exemples of postural imbalance in sport posturology
- Convergence disorders that disrupt reaction time, movement precision and body placement.
- Dental malocclusion leading to muscle tone asymmetries and reduced performance.
- Pelvic imbalance preventing the athlete from effecting flexion that is economical, supple, fluid and well-timed.
Posturology and sport, a perfect match in keeping with the directives of the ministry of health, youth and sports.