The approach of body statics applies the principles of Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterstatics to the human body.
If in the human body’s static state, force and counteracting force are no longer in equilibrium, bones, joints and vertebral bodies avoid these forces by adopting compensational postures. This results in compression, torsion and lopsided load on joints and vertebrae. The overall abnormal muscle tonus thus created in the body also impairs and affects the functions of organs.
The counteracting force requires umpteen times more energy to offset the increased leverage caused by the compensational postures. The muscle/sinew tension lines resulting therefrom impair bodily functions and loads. It manifests in form of static disorders and asymmetrical forces – the consequences are measurable.
Static pelvic shifting affects all interconnections: besides joints, joint positioning, muscles, concretion, attrition, nervous and circulatory disorders, inner organs and their connections are also affected.
Consequences of abnormal muscular tension are individually perceived on various body levels.
Deviations from the normal body statics affect the body’s basic functions and cause numerous disorders and diseases.
The ideal case: at a minimum of efforts, skeleton, sinews and muscles keep the upright body in balance.
The muscles compensate any deviation from the ideal case by counterbalancing moves. As a result, the body is still in equilibrium, but the focus dislocates – the body is no longer symmetrical. The counterbalancing postures result in strain and compensating relaxation, which consolidate over time as abnormal postures, leading to imbalanced weight-bearing.
In motion, abnormal postures and imbalanced weight-bearing are even more reinforced. Pressure and counter-pressure, imbalanced bending and torque work on muscles, sinews and joints and cause increased attrition.
Actually, a pelvic obliquity of only 20 mm at body weight of 100 kg causes a difference in the weight-bearing of the left and right foot of 40 kg to 60 kg – at every single step. It doesn’t take much to understand how, in the long run, this imbalanced weight-bearing results in attrition, disorders and ailments.
The consistent measuring method
Diagnostics, therapy and quality control are based on firm and comparable data regarding status and deviations of the body static.
The body statics measuring system’s development was initiated by the search for consistent criteria to describe and assess abnormal postures. Years of research and development were finally implemented in Body Statics Measuring System S400.
It shows the body’s statics by its x-, y- and z-axes and thus also reveals all abnormal and counterbalancing postures. All measurement is made in relation to body's center line.
In this sense, the Body Statics Measuring System S400 is a working tool. The assessment and interpretation is solely with the attending physician or therapist. The Body Statics Measuring System S400 provides them with reliable information that allows to identify and/or exclude possible causes, to define ideal treatment and therapies and verifying their efficiency.
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An interactive software helps to
record and analyze measured data.
height slide gauge
shoulder slide gauge height/sides
spine slide gauge
hip slide gauge height/sides
knee slide gauge
foot stop side/back
weighers left/right isolated
Precise and reproducible measurement provides data of scientific relevance serving to verify the efficiency of therapeutic procedures.
Striving for efficient and affordable health care, conventional medicine increasingly relies on «evidence based medicine». Based on accurate diagnosis, it demands proof of the effectiveness of therapeutic measures taken.
This requires the presence of relevant data which serve to evidence start and course by reproducible and comparable measurement. By revealing coherences, such a foundation additionally provides insight on underlying causes. For instance, characteristic causal chains like
tension > abnormal posture > obliquity > attrition
impaired circulation > undersupply > tissue degeneration > disorder
can be made out even if symptom and cause are frequently highly unrelated – which often results in the symptoms being treated while causes remain unidentified.
Measuring is carried out while the patient is standing, i.e. while muscles are tensed. This serves to ensure everyday body postures are measured. The body static’s symmetry is recorded on four levels. Starting from the center line, dislocations of x-, y- and z-axis are measured.
The patient is standing on twin scales. It shows the left and right leg’s weight-bearing separately.
In particular for children and juveniles early detection and treatment of postural defects would be necessary and feasible.
Postural defects represent one of the biggest health problems of children – at increasing tendency and leading to respective consequences at adult age.
Early detection allows for treating the body to take its ideal posture before the abnormal posture can cause permanent damage.
The list of potential symptoms is long, and frequently they are not related to postural abnormality. Measured data reveals suchlike abnormalities long before they are identified by the disorders they cause.
To a large extent this also applies to athletes: postural abnormalities can be identified and accounted for in the training structure.
Simple, efficient, gentle and precise: the Measuring System S400 is an indispensable appliance, any medical practice should be equipped with it.
All those who acknowledge the fact that static – or rather static malposition– is the majn problem in orthopedics will want to use the measuring system to hedge their diagnosis and assess therapeutic efficiency more reliably. Simple, fast and accurately, the measuring system and its included software record all statically relevant data.
Whatever therapeutic measure is applied – from non-operative treatment (physiotherapy & alternative approaches) all the way to surgery – the Measuring System S400 and the included software facilitate clear control and verification of progress and effectiveness.
The body static measurement reveals quick and simple the treatment and its effectiveness to the patient. The software included helps with data collection and comparative statistics.
From a medical point of view, body static measurement is an appropriate measure as it improves diagnostic foundation and significance and helps to control therapeutic effectiveness. Suchlike medicine services may be billed as tax-points with health insurance providers.
The Body Statics Measuring System S400: Every medicine or therapeutic practice should be equipped with it!
If in static state, force and counteracting force are no longer balanced, the flexible skeleton uses its bones, joints and vertebral bodies to avoid these forces with their various effects.
The postural changes of upper part of the body, pelvis and legs resulting therefrom are erroneously measured and illustrated as length deviations.
The abnormal tension result in locomotor restrictions, some of which are assigned to the skeleton, even though the muscles and their various tensions cause the respective compensational postures.
Consequently, bones, joints and vertebrae are dislocated, and by rather small transfer areas overload joints, vertebral body and intervertebral disks and thus cause premature attrition (e.g. of hips, knees, vertebrae, shoulders, etc.).
Styfologie® measuring offers a sustainable solution to identify pelvic obliquity simple, fast and reliable.
Based on the Measuring System S400, we elaborated a method that shows in just a few minutes that most pelvic obliquities are merely symptoms of an abnormal muscle tonus. However, beginning with pelvic obliquity such abnormal tonus leads to various malfunctions and bodily disorders. In most cases, the obliquity can be solved naturally.
All measurements of pelvic obliquities and their compensation can be reproduced and verified at any time.
For the good of patients and in order to reduce healthcare costs, posture measurement (including control of tonus compensation) increasingly becomes standard part of advanced examination methods in medical and therapeutic treatment.
It takes about 2 hours to durably compensate pelvic obliquity. However, our measurements based on follow-up checks substantially reveal the compensation to be verified even after years.