How to Perform a Posture Analysis
Below is your steps for performing a posture analysis and movement assessment.
Before you Start Your Posture Analysis
To get the best results, there are a few things you can do to your environment as well as pick out your clothing.
Where should I take my photos and videos?
Make sure to have a clear background, or as clear as possible, to avoid any unnecessary lines or shapes in the background. This not only helps us as we view your assessments, but also helps our AI view the body and its movements without interruption. Also, make sure there's plenty of light.
What should I wear?
Posture analysis works by comparing the bony landmarks on the body side-by-side. To accurately identify these landmarks, please wear tight and minimal clothing, such as sports attire or swimwear. If you are not comfortable wearing such clothing, please wear something you feel more comfortable in.
Do I need to wear this for the Movement Assessment?
Only if you're comfortable with it; if not, then please wear workout attire without shoes.
Performing your Posture Analysis and Movement Assessments
- Start off by taking 4 photos of your posture, making sure everything from your feet to your head is visible in the camera.
- Make sure to remove your shoes as well.
- The 4 photos should include a front-facing image, left side, right side, and back. Please see the images below as examples.
- The photos can be in vertical or landscape mode.
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and toes pointing straight ahead or slightly outward.
- Extend your arms straight overhead with your elbows fully extended and wrists in a neutral position.
- Then, squat down by bending at the hips and knees simultaneously while keeping your arms overhead, chest lifted, and spine neutral. You should squat as deep as possible without losing form or experiencing discomfort.
- Once you reach your lowest point, return to a standing position by extending your hips and knees and driving into the floor through your heels.
- Perform 5-10 repetitions as you record your movements from the front, side, and back. This means 5-10 reps for each view. (Have a great workout lol).
Turning In Your videos and Photos
There are 2 options for turning in your videos and photos.
- To submit your videos and photos for a posture analysis, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your name, height, and weight, and use the same email you used to sign up.
- You can also use the app and turn in the videos and photos on there. Be warned that you might need help with your photos and videos if you go this route.
Moving To The Next Step
After you have turned in the posture and movement assessment, you will be sent a link to schedule your first session.