Title

Adaptation of the GOSS method for tri-planar postural measurment in sitting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Abstract

Background. Seated posture is an essential element in global physical therapy evaluations, in analysis in the field of ergonomics and for the prescription of wheelchairs. Existing methods of seated posture do not offer the combination of measuring posture comprehensively in an easy and economic way. Objective. To adapt a tri-planar standing postural measurement method to sitting. Materials and methods. Units of analysis include the triplanar measurement method in standing, GOSS method, and primary and secondary reference documents. Results. The GOSS-Petrocci method, which include the identification of the parameters (the reference system, the body segments, body reference points) and the mechanisms (the measurement instruments and the measurement protocol) of seated posture. Conclusion. The GOSS-Petrocci method is used to measure seated posture in three planes comprehensively, using photometry, which permits the understanding of posture according to the position of greatest stability/ideal posture and can be easily implemented in a clinical setting.

Publication Name

Revista Facultad de Medicina

Volume Number

61

First Page

385

Last Page

393

Issue Number

4

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