Posture and Movement Dysfunction – What is Normal Posture? – Basic Postural Assessment
Have clinicians gone too far in dismissing static posture assessments in favor of movement screening on intake? Steve Middleton thinks so. In this lecture, he explains his position, covers the basic postural assessments he reviews and the common dysfunctions that go along with postural positions he often sees.
“Movement can mean many things. Typically we focus on the large, osteokinematic movements such as shoulder flexion or abduction for throwing and hitting or hip and knee flexion and extension for squatting and jumping. Posture tends to be viewed as a static position. Yet a newer term, dynamic posturing, looks at posture in a different manner.” ~Steve Middleton
• Normal vs. Abnormal Posture (2:25)
• Knee Instability & the Hip/Pelvic Complex (7:50)
• Sitting Posture (10:55)
• Considerations for the Spine & Shoulders (16:50)
• The Cervical Spine (20:55)
• Treatment Options (22:00)
Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP, FMT, works in the clinical setting as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition in Carbondale, Illinois. He also lectures nationally on fascial movement patterns and manual therapy techniques for Summit Professional Education. For more from Steve, visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/AssessTreatCondition, or through Assess, Treat and Condition at assesstreatcondition.com.