NOVEL SCHOOL-BASED POSTURE ANALYSIS

A novel school-based posture analysis method successful identifies postural problems in children.

According to the report, “the study was conducted on a convenience sample of 273 male students between 10 and 13 years old. Each subject was photographed in habitual standing posture, 3 times in a front view and 3 times in a side view. Deviations from ideal postural alignment were calculated with Posture Image Analyzer software and UTHSCSA ImageTool software.”

The  method is an effective was to assess posture in elementary children, in turn determining which children were in need of posture-improving interventions.

JMPT – July, 2010;33:425-31.

www.jmptonline.org

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