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MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA DELLA CAVIGLIA E DEL PIEDE
A Journal on Physiopathology and Surgery of the Foot
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Medicina e Chirurgia della Caviglia e del Piede 2014 December;38(3):77-103
Proposal of objective exam for the postural screening
Bardelli M., Barneschi G., Barni L., Ieri M., Pagnini M., Pagnini P., Santoro F., Santoro N., Santoro P.
Società Interdisciplinare Piede e Postura, Montecatini Terme, Pistoia, Italia
This study aims at classifying postural screening tests for homogeneous professional types so to support professionals with different backgrounds to carry out postural screening in a unique way. The presented protocol includes personal and family anamnestic analysis, one exam finalized to the explore two static tests and two functional tests of core posture, four foot tests, four ocular tests, four tests for the vestibular system and four tests for the stomatognathic system. The research proposes an evaluation system for the postural screening through which health workers can carry out reliable postural screening with a multidisciplinary and generalized approach. On the basis of the alterations, the evaluation system allows to guide patients towards specific postural tests, specialists, relevant medical treatments.