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Excerpt — Postural Assessment

What is posture?

Good posture requires a person to maintain the alignment of certain body parts; poor posture is often acknowledged as a cause of musculoskeletal pain, joint restriction or general discomfort.

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Assessing posture through scapular adduction and abduction

Protraction of the scapulae often accompanies poor posture in which the rhomboids and the lower fibers of the trapezius are lengthened and weak bilaterally.

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