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Poor Posture

 
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Overview

    • How to Assess

    • Inspect the patient's posture while they are standing, sitting and squatting. Inspect from laterally, anteriorly and posteriorly.
    • Look For

      The relationship between the positions of the head, trunk, upper and lower limbs.
    • Head & neck - tilt and rotation
    • Shoulders - level of shoulders, scapular prominence
    • Chest - deformities
    • Spine - kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis
    • Pelvis - pelvic tilt
    • Legs - angle between thigh and leg (genu valgum / varum)
    • Feet - position, pronation
    • Causes of Poor Posture

    • Structural - deformities of the spine, foot and ankle
    • Leg Length discrepancy
    • Poor foot posture
    • Muscular imbalance - habitual poor body position
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