Baby… I’m a STAR(MAT)

   
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Ever wonder about the bulls-eye poster in the room of our Physiotherapist, Manuel?

It's called The Starmat. 

For neck and shoulder problems, a patient can follow the spokes and circles of the wall target with a laser device attached either to the forehead (for neck mobility issues) or to the wrist (for shoulder pain and mobility issues). The goal is to increase proprioceptive awareness (the awareness of the brain regarding the position of body segments) and to increase the range of motion.

The floor mat, having specific markings for foot positioning, can be used for assessment of the general lower limb mobility and also for training purposes. 

Clients may find specific movements challenging and training those movements helps improve the function of that body segment. Training with your Physiotherapist can lead to a less pain and better mobility.

Want to know more? Starmat instructional videos are provided on Youtube by its creator, Mr. Bahram Jam, PT.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=026wbRvyBlk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjbZiZihvBc

Joel Weisberg

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well.