Jun 4, 2012 at 17:18:50
“It really is crucial that people know that posture is about being able to move well in all directions with a minimum of strain.
For a static postural assessment, I think being "straight" is actually important. The reason is just pure physics. Not being lined up from ankle to ear means weight is being distributed inefficiently/off-center. If someone can't stand straight with their major load-bearing joints lined up from the front and side, they have very little hope of being able to move properly!”
FELDYPT on Jun 5, 2012 at 09:57:38
“Thanks Matt, I agree when posture is measured in a static position the alignment is straight. My background as a PT draws on the greats of Florence Kendall and her contributions for the reference you mention above. (http://bit.ly/KB9WL3). But this form of measure is all we seem to go by, so I wanted to tease out the thinking of going into our senses to right our posture in a moment by moment assessment. This creates a filter to feel for rigidity and breath holding.”