POSTURE AND GAIT ASSESSMENT

three curves of spinePosture is the term used to describe the way our body conforms to different positions ie sitting, standing, walking. Our spine and its corresponding muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs, patient habits, lifestyle and emotional history influence our posture. The spine has three curves made up of the cervical spine, thoracic and then lumbar spine, which help to distribute weight and force through its entirety and help to keep us upright and therefore influence our postures throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incorrect Standing Postures                                                         Incorrect Sitting Posture

correct and incorrect standing postures