Why is Muscle Balance, Spinal and Postural Alignment Important?
Body symmetry, spinal, and postural alignment minimizes wear and tear on soft tissue and joints. In other words, good alignment and avoiding unnecessary friction reduces the risk of injury.
Musculoskeletal injuries occur in both sedentary and active populations. Studies show that sedentary populations have a high risk for low back pain, pain in the hands, wrist, shoulders, and cervical spine. Highly active populations who participate in movements such as lifting, squatting, bending, pulling and pushing movements are at an increased risk for injury if the body is out of alignment. Movement on an misaligned frame causes abnormal wear patterns and may lead to pain or injury. The key to long-term musculoskeletal health is to realign the body in a preventative manner. It’s the same concept as maintaining your vehicle by getting alignments and rotating the tires.
Realign the body with the Kinesics App to:
Reduce the risk of injury
Increase biomechanical efficiency
Enhance the sense of wellbeing
Decrease insurance claims
What does the MSD Risk Program provide?
The MSD Risk Program begins with an initial evaluation of the organization’s participants. The purpose is to identify the organization’s target population segments who are high risk for a musculoskeletal (MSD) injury. Kinesics presents its data findings and intervention recommendations in the Risk IQ report.
The MSD Risk Program begins with an initial evaluation to determine the participant’s level of musculoskeletal health. Immediately following the evaluation, participants receive a results review session and a corrective program for injury prevention including stretches and mobilizations. Participants are carefully re-assessed and monitored for changes, receive updated programs on regular intervals, and are re-evaluated annually.
Participants are supported through the Kinesics App’s interactive features including participant check-in, PDFs, and video tutorials that demonstrate how to execute each program.
What does the MSD Risk Program provide for the organization?
Going beyond individual evaluations, the MSD Risk Program evaluates the musculoskeletal health of the organization and target populations within the organization. Target Population Reports are invaluable for the identification and mitigation of musculoskeletal injury per group-specific job functions.