Good global posture is an indicator of good musculoskeletal health. Yet prevalence and incidence of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders are reaching pandemic proportions. Our excessively sedentary and inactive lifestyle with long periods in fixed and strained positions leads to poor static and dynamic posture. This eventually makes healthy movement impossible
It is paramount to regain control of our postural harmony by precisely identifying incorrect body positions and making targeted corrections. We need to reset and re-establish healthy posture.
Posture reeducation therapy and posturology are rapidly gaining popularity and recognition among experts. Decades of research and experience has helped us better understand how correct posture, greatly improves quality of life, helping prevent and treat a large number of dysfunctions and injuries.
For decades Chinesport has worked together with leading experts in global posture analysis. We are now at the forefront of researching and developing new, highly accurate tools to analyse static and dynamic posture as well as offering innovative therapeutic devices.
The GPS Postural Labs range is the result of our dedication to healthy posture for healthy movement. We offer modular workstations from entry to expert level. This allows you to select a GPS Postural Lab that exactly suits your practical and clinical needs, while remaining affordable.
All GPS Postural Labs include our unique and proprietary software that assists you in making the right clinical decisions. They allow you to obtain and combine data from different subsystems that affect posture and ensure data is recorded in an accurate, repeatable and reliable way. This allows the clinician to make important comparisons between visits to precisely record patient progress.
Medical general practitioners, orthopeadic specialists and engineers, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractitioners, movement therapists, osteopaths and any others whose work relies on healthy posture will recognize the unique benefits of GPS Postural Labs assessments and analysis.
Posture represents a common language for different medical disciplines whenever there is an interest in considering and observing the patient more holistically as part of prevention, cure and treatment program.
Our GPS Postural Labs are recommended for:
Our laboratories have one or more pictures acquisition devices for the static analysis of the subject’s posture under evaluation. They are high quality professional devices that allow the acquisition of high resolution pictures of the person. The scanned images can be enlarged on the screen with a specific GPS 6 software function in order to observe and analyze certain details or body districts. In particular one or two external devices can be used for the acquisition of an entire person picture and / or the back-foot. In case of interest also of the podalic support analysis, a third device is prepared inside the specific platform part of the laboratory in use. The enlargement function of the acquired images will also allow to perform measurements directly on the images themselves, which can be saved on images after being suitably identified or classified with a specific label. During the start-up phase of the laboratory, an important operation is therefore setting of the resolution for the pictures acquisition with different devices provided.
The device for acquiring subject pictures must be used in combination with the essential part of the laboratory called “postural analyzer”. The patient will have then to position on the postural analyzer. The postural analyzer is also equipped with an upper mirror, inclined to observe also the possible shoulders rotation. For further information on the postural analyzer, please consult related presentation pages below. One of the advantages of this system of static analysis is that it is not invasive, and can therefore be repeated after the first visit, at different times during the therapeutic and postural re-educational path.
The person can be invited to position on the postural analyzer for pictures acquisition. The distance of the person from the specific acquisition device is predetermined, and it is an essential requirement. The person will have to follow some rules for his correct positioning, in order to allow a subsequent comparison of the acquired pictures in different moments. It is possible to apply on the postural analyzer base, a sticker that guides the person to position in autonomous way for the acquisition of the four fundamental images. This is an accessory coded AC1046.
Whether specialists or centers are exclusively or mainly interested to feet analysis and podalic support, laboratories are available with a specific platform. In particular, this platform called Podata is unique and original, and allows two levels of analysis. A first level of static analysis is based on the acquisition of the real-size person’s feet picture in mono or bi-podalic. The acquisition of feet picture therefore allows an identification of the type, whether normal, hollow or flat foot. It is possible then, always at this stage, to carry out measurements and save them together with the picture itself in the electronic patient record for comparison with results in different moments. The second level of analysis involves the acquisition of stabilometric data such as the gravity center of the subject under examination, and its position compared to the ideal one. It is also detected the body weight distribution on the two feet, and for each foot on the three reference points of the first metatarsal, fifth metatarsal and heel (Kapandji reference).
During the stabilometric tests further informations are then collected about subject fluctuations in the front / rear and lateral axes (the stabilogram), with one representation of the so-called “sway graph”, and distribution of oscillation frequencies. The same platform can therefore be configured differently, for a static analysis of the feet only (PL0110), or also dynamic and balance (PL0750). In case of initial purchase choice for a static feet analysis laboratory only, system can be implemented in a second moment by adding dynamic and balance analysis parts. The laboratory therefore has its own scalability. The platform must, however, return to factory for necessary hardware and software adjustments.
The subject could be invited to move on the platform for the analysis of the feet, in static or dynamic mode and in search of balance. The height of the platform is reduced to facilitate the accessibility, and a safety handrail is a useful reference near the patient during the examination, in case of need. Is characterizing of our platform the possibility of setting the test duration. This makes possible to carry out also tests with biofeedback exercises and patient can check his progress on a big screen connected to the PC, and can therefore interact in correction.
Our GPS Postural Labs are devices that allow you to assess and analysis (global) posture. They are not a device, and do not include software, that allow you to directly make orthotic insoles. However, data obtained from a patient’s (global) posture does provide important input in the process of making the right orthotic insoles for your patient.
There are many over-the-counter orthotic insoles available; they are pre-fabricated and are designed to provide above all comfort in a wide variety of painful conditions in the lower limbs. Providing your customer the right OTC orthotic insole within your range is crucial. This will ensure their posture is optimally supported decreasing the risk of injury. Many of our customers from the health and fitness, and healthcare industries use our GPS Postural Labs to optimise their OTC orthotic insoles service for their customers.
OTC orthotic insoles generally do not change a patient’s posture to provide therapeutic effects. To achieve specific therapeutic effects to treat diagnosed pathologies, high-end, custom-made orthotic insoles are the standard. Orthopeadic technicians use data from our GPS Postural Labs to ensure that the postural corrections their custom-made orthotic insoles provide are optimal to efficiently and effectively treat patients. Our GPS Postural Labs provide information about a patient’s condition that crosses the limits of specific disciplines within healthcare, and makes true interdisciplinary work possible.