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Zelma Botha 2462388

Posture Assessment

Good Posture To Minimize Your Chance of Injury

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What is a posture assessment? Where a health practioner evaluates your static posture to see if there are any imbalances that could cause or are causing discomfort or pain.

Sports Screening: Postural Assessment - Physiopedia

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PLUMB LINE

A person standing in front of a yellow wall Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Through the external auditory meatus

Slightly posterior to apex of coronal structure

Midway through the shoulder

Slightly posterior to center of hip

Slightly anterior to axis of knee joint

Through calcaneocuboid joint

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ANTERIOR PLANE

abstract

Earlobes

Shoulders

Anterior Superior Iliac Spine (ASIS)

Slightly anterior axis of knee joint

Medial malleoli

Head: tilted to the right

Shoulders: right shoulder slightly elevated

Postural impairments

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POSTERIOR PLANE

Head: tilted to the right

Shoulders: right shoulder slightly elevated

Lower extremities: slightly knock-kneed

Postural impairments

Shoulders

PSIS

Posterior patella

Calcaneous

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LATERAL PLANE

abstract

Slightly posterior to apex of coronal structure

Through the external auditory meatus

Midway through the shoulder

Slightly anterior to axis of knee joint

Through calcaneocuboid joint

Postural impairments

Pelvis: anterior tilt Knee joints: slightly hyperextended

ASIS and PSIS

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MUSCLES

Tight muscles Lengthened muscles Levator scapulae Quadriceps Hip flexors: Iliopsoas Lower trapezius Hamstrings at the knee joint (Biceps Femoris) Hip extensors: Gluteus maximus

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Stretches

1. Levator scapulae stretch (for the Levator scapulae)

2. Prone quadriceps stretch (for the Quadriceps)

3. Kneeling hip flexor stretch (for Iliopsoas muscle)

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Strengthening exercises

Lower Trapezius

1. Straight arm pulldown

Standing cable hip extension exercise instructions and video

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Strengthening exercises

Hip extensor: Gluteus maximus

2. Standing cable hip extensions