Posture Evaluation / Anthropometers
Palpation Meter (PALM)
The Objective Way to Perform Skeletal Alignment Evaluations
The PALM combines the ease and proprioceptive advantages of palpation with the objectivity and reliability of caliper and inclinometer measurements.
- The caliper determines the distance in centimeters between the two palpating fingers.
- The inclinometer determines the inclination in degrees between the two palpating fingers.
A unique slide rule calculator gives you the height discrepancy between the two landmarks palpated in both centimeters and inches.
A Typical Use: Differentiating between a Functional and a Structural Short Leg. The PALM will help you differentiate what part of the leg length inequality is structural and what part is functional.
- Measurement of the iliac crest heights in the standing position determines if there is a relative height difference.
- Measurement of the iliac crest's relative heights in the seated position removes height discrepancies due to lower extremity asymmetrics.
Other Uses: Determining height discrepancies at landmarks. The PALM allows you to determine skeletal asymmetry and then locate the point of asymmetry by making measurements at various landmarks like: Medial Malleoli, Fibular Heads, AC Joints, Mastoid Processes, Gluteal Folds
One of three types of palpation tips can be selected depending on the shape and location of landmarks.
- Pointed tips for palpation of visual landmarks or marks applied to the skin.
- L tips for palpation of bony ledges.
- O tips for palpation of landmarks directly with finger tips.
Posture Evaluation Kit
A complete postural evaluation program for keeping permanent records. Consists of a plastic posture grid, 25" x 48" that can be suspended from ceiling or wall bracket. Includes posture score sheets, suggested procedures, suspension cord and plumb bob for alignment. The desktop scanner with angle sight (included with kit) can be used for more precise posture appraisals.
Baseline Scoliosis Meter (Scoliometer)
Measurements can detect scoliosis and abnormal anteropostero curve. Also measures the unstable lumbosacral, cervical and thoracic curves. Scales in centimeters, inches, and degrees
The Large Anthropometer has a range of 0 to 60 cm in 0.1 cm increments. Popular uses include measuring shoulder width, long bone length and chest depth for tracking growth and development of children or for use in motion analysis studies. Aluminum in construction, it uses a spring-loaded ball bearing in a sliding C-shaped arm to provide accurate and precise measurement
Use this Anthropometer for measuring wrist, elbow, knee and ankle widths as well as measuring smaller muscle masses like the bicep and calf. The Small Anthropometer has a range of 0 to 30 centimeters in 0.1 centimeter increments. It is constructed of lightweight aluminum and uses a spring loaded ball bearing in the sliding C-shaped arm to provide accurate, precise movement.
This aluminum instrument accurately measures chest depth in inches or centimeters. Popular uses include measuring maximum chest expansion from resting to full inspiration. Range is from 0 to 24" in 0.50" graduations (0 to 60 cm with 2.0 cm graduations)
Finger Circumference Gauge
Measures as a direct readout of the circumference of a finger joint or digit. Ruler is transparent.
Gulick Anthropometric Tape
Provides precise circumferential measurement for progressive Anthropometric exams, regardless of examiner's measurement techniques. Contains spring attachment for constant tension and precision. Tape measures in inches and centimeters.