What Is a Postural Assessment?
A postural assessment is an observational assessment often carried out as the first step of a full physical assessment.
Postural analysis tests are part of kinesiology, the part of physical therapy that focuses on studying the body's anatomy and the physiology of the way that the body moves.
The first thing to know is that a postural assessment is used to analyse a person’s static posture and their alignment.
Performing a postural assessment allows us to look at a person's overall alignment and assess how their body is moving and functioning and how their muscles and joints work together.
The purpose of this is to observe the person’s posture and then interpret the implications of what is seen and put the intervention and corrective strategies in place.
In the simplest terms, that means looking for any abnormalities and imbalances and then assessing how they are affecting the way that the person’s body moves and functions.
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