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Postural Assessment Print CE Course

Postural Assessment Print CE Course

$148.95 CAD


Product Format

    Course components are delivered as printed products:

    • Postural Assessment text
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Define the term posture and provide examples of factors that affect posture.
    • Give two reasons for carrying out a postural assessment and provide examples of the kinds of clients for whom postural assessment is not appropriate.
    • List some of the equipment that may be helpful to have when carrying out a postural assessment and describe how a plumb line is used.
    • Give examples of what to look for when assessing a client from standing posterior, lateral, and anterior views as well as for a client in a seated position. State the possible consequences of your observations with respect to muscles and joints.

    Developed for practitioners of massage therapy, physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, sports medicine, athletic training, and fitness instruction, Postural Assessment Print CE Course is a guide to determining muscular or fascial imbalance and whether that imbalance contributes to a patient’s or client’s pain or dysfunction.

    Postural Assessment Print CE Course breaks down the complex and holistic process of assessing posture into easy-to-assimilate sections. Learners will find discussion of the ideal posture and the factors affecting posture as well as how to provide the correct environment for postural assessment, necessary equipment, and the importance of documenting assessment findings. Then, learners will discover procedures for executing postural assessments from standing posterior, lateral, and anterior views as well as with the patient or client in a seated position.

    Information in the accompanying course text is enhanced with detailed illustrations that offer visual cues to learning postural assessment and identifying anatomical relationships. Line drawings illustrate bony landmarks used in the assessments, and numerous photos show both obvious and subtle postural variations. Reproducible illustrated postural assessment charts in the appendix of the text provide space for recording observations during each step of the assessment.

    The course study guide contains course instructions, a syllabus, learning objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and a referenced answer key to prepare learners for the exam at the conclusion of the course. The final exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions that address concepts throughout the course materials. Upon passing the exam, individuals may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Postural Assessment Print CE Course can assist practitioners in learning what posture reveals about the relationships among various body parts and in determining whether such relationships cause or contribute to pain or discomfort. As a resource for novices, Postural Assessment Print CE Course offers guidance in observing and identifying common postural forms and interpreting those observations.


    A comprehensive continuing education course for massage therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, sports medicine physicians, and osteopaths in conducting detailed postural assessments; also valuable for professionals in athletic training or fitness professions.

    Course Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Postural Assessment Book

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Posterior Postural Assessment: Upper Body

    Chapter 3: Posterior Postural Assessment: Lower Body

    Chapter 4: Lateral Postural Assessment: Upper Body

    Chapter 5: Lateral Postural Assessment: Lower Body

    Chapter 6: Anterior Postural Assessment: Upper Body

    Chapter 7: Anterior Postural Assessment: Lower Body

    Chapter 8 Seated Posture

    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Book Table of Contents

    Series Preface



    Part I. Getting Started With Postural Assessment

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Postural Assessment

    What Is Posture?

    What Factors Affect Posture?

    Is There an Ideal Posture?

    Why Should I Do a Postural Assessment?

    Who Should Have a Postural Assessment?

    Where Can Postural Assessment Take Place?

    When Should Postural Assessment Be Done?

    Closing Remarks

    Quick Questions

    Chapter 2. Preparing for Postural Assessment

    Equipment Required

    Time Required

    Postural Assessment Steps

    Standard Alignments

    Documenting Your Findings

    Cautions and Safety Issues

    Closing Remarks

    Quick Questions

    Part II. Carrying Out Postural Assessment

    Chapter 3. Posterior Postural Assessment

    Upper Body

    Lower Body

    Quick Questions

    Chapter 4. Lateral Postural Assessment

    Upper Body

    Lower Body

    Comparing Overall Posture

    Quick Questions

    Chapter 5. Anterior Postural Assessment

    Upper Body

    Lower Body

    An Overall View: Body Shape

    Quick Questions

    Chapter 6. Seated Postural Assessment

    Posterior View

    Lateral View

    Quick Questions

    Jane Johnson, MSc, PhD, is a chartered physiotherapist and sport massage therapist specializing in occupational health and massage. In this role she spends much time assessing the posture of clients and examining whether work, sport, or recreational postures may be contributing to their symptoms. She devises postural correction plans that include both hands-on and hands-off techniques. 

    Johnson has taught continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for many organizations both in the UK and abroad. This experience has brought her into contact with thousands of therapists of all disciplines and informed her own practice. Johnson has a passion for inspiring and supporting students and newly qualified therapists to gain confidence in the use of assessment and treatment techniques.

    Johnson is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health Professions Council. A member of the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, she provides expert witness reports on cases involving soft tissue therapies. Johnson is the author of six titles in the Hands-On Guides for Therapists series. These are, Postural Assessment, Postural Correction, Therapeutic Stretching, Soft Tissue Release, Deep Tissue Massage and Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release. Postural Assessment has sold over 10,000 copies. She is also the author of The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists. 

    Jane regularly delivers webinars on popular musculoskeletal topics, as well as on life working as a therapist. In her Facebook group (Jane Johnson The Friendly Physio), she shares tips and tricks in her usual, friendly manner.

    Johnson lives in the north of England in an unmodernized house where she creates books and webinars, makes art and rehomes big rescue dogs.