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The 8 CE hour Postural Assessment Fundamentals home study course defines and explains how to assess your clients’ posture. Postural assessment is a guide to determining muscular or fascial imbalance in the body and whether that imbalance contributes to a client’s pain or dysfunction. Detailed photos outline the assessment process and explain how to identify anatomical relationships. This course is great for any massage therapist looking to further their knowledge of the human body and its anatomical relationships.
This Course Will Present:
Definition, contraindications, and benefits of assessing your client's posture
Illustrated postural assessment charts which you can reproduce and use in your practice
A description of ideal posture and factors which affect posture
Step-by-step information on executing postural assessments from standing posterior, lateral, and anterior views as well as with the client in a seated position
You Will Receive:Postural Assessment, by Jane Johnson, guide with instructions, exam of 57 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
It was information I felt I needed for my practice. - J. Alluard. LMT
I liked that the course was easy to navigate. The exam was easy to navigate and the course was straight to the point and easy to understand. - June Allard, LMT
Great information on assessing a client's posture. I recommend to any bodyworker! - John Stevens, LMT
I like the photo illustrations and the table information. - Vicki Shaw, LMT
All of the following are cautions and/or contraindications to carrying out a postural assessment EXCEPT:
A. Pain with prolonged standing
B. Clients with low blood pressure
C. Clients with normal blood pressure
D. Clients who can stand without discomfort but who feel unbalanced
Which of the following may contribute to one shoulder appearing higher than the other?
A. Shortening in biceps brachii and the lower fibers of the trapezius
B. Lengthening in soleus and gastrocnemius muscles
C. Shortening in levator scapulae and the upper fibers of the trapezius
D. Shortening in temporalis and the medial fibers of the trapezius
Which of the following is a question you may ask yourself when evaluating the thorax of a client in a seated position?
A. Are the shoulders of the client level?
B. Do the hips face forward and the thorax another way?
C. Does the client position their feet flat on the floor?
D. All of the above