What is a good posture?

Causes of Poor Posture

Good Posture VS Poor Posture

Why do you need a good posture?

Posture Assessment

Posture Correction Program

Self Tests for Postural Faults

Causes of Poor Posture

The causes of poor posture can be divided into two categories: positional and structural. Structural causes are basically permanent anatomical deformities not amenable to correction by conservative treatments. Positional causes of poor posture include:

  • Poor postural habit for whatever reasons the individual does not maintain a correct posture
  • Psychological factors, especially self esteem
  • Normal developmental and degenerative processes
  • Pain leading to muscle guarding and avoidance postures
  • Muscle imbalance, spasm, and contracture
  • Respiratory conditions
  • General weakness
  • Excess weight
  • Loss of proprioception - the inability to perceive the position of your body in space