Posture Course: Postural Evaluation and Deviations



At the end of this course professionals will be able to: 

  • List the contributing factors to postural deviations
  • Provide examples of reconditioning exercises for the primary and secondary spinal curves
  • Explain the benefits of a digital postural evaluation in comparison to a manual evaluation
  • Recite the instructions to prepare a participant for the digital postural evaluation
  • Summarize the best practices for re-evaluation frequency
  • Define the body positioning terminology commonly used in postural evaluations
  • Recall the normal postural alignment for landmarks on the X and Y axis
  • Compare deviations from normal for body landmarks on the X and Y axis
  • Recognize the standard postural alignments per view: anterior, posterior, lateral

Text References and Recommended Reading:

  • Johnson, J. (2012). Postural assessment. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Kendall, F. (2005). Muscles: Testing and function with posture and pain (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Myers, T. (2001). Anatomy trains: Myofascial meridians for manual and movement therapists. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Bond, M. (2007) The New Rules of Posture: How to sit, stand, and move in the modern world. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press.
  • Kisner, C., & Colby, L. (2007). Therapeutic exercise: Foundations and techniques (5th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis


  1. Assessing syndromes in posture
  2. Assessing the X’s in posture
  3. Understanding Muscles as it relates to posture
  4. What is fascia
  5. Introduction to postural assessment
  6. Preparation for the postural assessment
  7. Standard Postural Alignments
  8. Integrating the fascial trains in postural assessments
  9. Designing a corrective exercise program
  10. Designing a corrective flexibility program
  11. Re-evaluations: Why, How and When


  • 31 short video chapters

  • 1-3 question quiz after each video, 39 total questions

  • 3 printable text manuals with space for note taking

  • 5 hours for CEU credit



Kinesics offers a full refund on all cancellations within a 30 day period from the time of purchase under the condition that the program has not been opened or more than 40 percent of the videos have not been unlocked. 

If you have completed more than 40 percent of the course and you feel you Kinesics courses did not enhance your professional knowledge and skill sets, allow you to increase your overall value, and obtain a competitive market advantage over other professionals in your field, we will gladly provide you a refund within 30 days with the completion of a refund survey. The intent of the survey is to help Kinesics to improve future course updates. 


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