Pain-Free Digitally – Filming Instructions

What you need to know

Submitting Your Video

You may submit your video for review 1 of 3 ways:

1. Transferring the video to DVD and then mailing it to us.

2. Upload it to a free video hosting web site where we can view the video based on the web address you provide. Sites such as YouTube allow you to upload the video and label it “unlisted” so that the video can only be seen by those that you share the link with.

3. Scheduling a 20:00 Skype call that will be used to view your evaluation live. This requires a web cam with microphone and a free Skype account.

Receiving Your Program

Once your personalized video is filmed you will receive both a written handout for viewing along with a video of your program. We will upload your video to an unlisted YouTube channel. This video will be private and can only be viewed by you or those you choose to share the web address with.


Please videotape yourself barefoot, with no shoes on. Please wear proper attire. Remember we are trying to evaluate your posture. Baggy clothes will hide important information.

Men: please wear shorts only

Women: please wear shorts and a jogging bra or similar attire. A leotard type top and shorts are also acceptable. Please wear clothing colors and a use a background that contrasts with your skin color. This will improve the viewing quality of the tape.

Postural Views

We will need four views of your body. Hold each view for 30 seconds./p> facing the camera with your back to the camera left side perpendicular to the camera right side perpendicular to the camera Please be sure your entire body, from head-to-toe, appears on the tape for all four views. Please try to relax as much as possible. Do not “pose.” Stand with your feet the distance apart you would normally stand comfortably. We need to see your actual, un-attentive posture.

Gait (walking) Pattern

Walk in a direct line away from the camera, approximately 15 paces; turn and walk directly back to the camera, REPEAT 4 times Side gait — If possible, have the camera follow you from the side as you walk back and forth 3 times. Please be sure your entire body, head to toe, is in full view of the camera while walking.

Single Leg Stance

Stand with both feet pointing straight ahead and about 2 inches apart Lift one leg so that the hip is flexed to 45 degrees and the knee is flexed to 90 degrees. This should place your foot slightly behind the leg you are standing on. Balance in this position for 30 seconds.

Overhead Squat

Stand facing the camera with your feet pointing straight ahead and hip width apart Raise the arms overhead so that the elbows are straight and in line with the ears. Keep your heels flat on the floor and squat down as low as you can 2 times. Turn with one side perpendicular to the camera and repeat the same squat 2 times. Turn your back to the camera and repeat the squat 2 times