The Myths of Postural Assessments

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How many literature books have you seen that tell you to stretch this and strengthen that to fix a posture? How many times have you tried to fit a client’s posture into one of the 5 basic postures that you were taught? How many postures have you assessed that do not relate to anything that you have read in a book or learned in a course? The fact is, we cannot fit billions of people into 5 postural boxes. Postures are personal. To understand postures, we need to understand anatomy and biomechanics, body types, client types and structural restrictions. This course is based on real people and is often contradictory to what you have read in previous literature.


This course is to help you, the professional, develop a comprehensive understanding of postural assessment versus movement assessment and the conflicting information that you will find in a lot of literature today. You will learn:

  • the steps to successfully assessing postures in relation to movement
  • the chain reactions that occur in the body based on what you are assessing
  • and see how we assess 3 different individuals in this course and compare their postures
  • the truth behind posture correction and the myths in current methods
  • the truth behind the ‘strengthening for postural improvement’
  • the importance of isometric training for postural relief
  • which clients need only awareness to improve their posture instantly
  • which clients will need extensive postural work to achieve improvement
  • why postures do not necessarily predict the outcome of a client’s training habits
  • how to complete the postural assessment form
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