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Postural Assessment


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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

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Jane Johnson, MSc, is co-director of the London Massage Company, England. As a chartered physiotherapist and sport massage therapist, she has been carrying out postural assessments for many years. Johnson teaches postural assessment as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). This experience has brought her into contact with thousands of therapists of all disciplines and helped inform her own practice. She is also a regular presenter at the annual Complementary and Massage Expo (CAM) held in the United Kingdom. Johnson is a full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and is registered with the Health Professions Council. A member of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences, she has a deep interest in musculoskeletal anatomy and how newly qualified therapists can be better educated in this subject. She also is interested in the relationship between emotions and posture. In her spare time, Johnson enjoys taking her dog for long walks, practicing wing chun kung fu, and visiting museums. She resides in London.

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