Perfect Posture Assessment Tool

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Believe it or not posture is not only important for aesthetics and how we look to others, it’s also vital to the function and maintenance of every body part of your body, from your muscles and your joints all the way to organ health and longevity!

Identifying a postural distortion (and having a plan to correct it) as soon as possible is one of the fastest ways to avoid long-term damage, quickly boost energy, and safeguard your health over your lifetime.


Accelerate depression, stress and consume energy.

In a study with university students, walking in a slouched position decreased energy levels and increased feelings of depression.

A structural distortion puts your body in a state of increased energy consumption… in fact Roger Sperry, Ph.D. won the Nobel Prize for stating “the more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism, and healing.”

Add a few pounds and contribute to digestive disorders.

Chronic slouching positions can constrict your intestines making digestion difficult. This also causes increased pressure on the abdominal wall, protrudes the belly and can make one look heavier than they actually are.

Increased musculoskeletal pain.

It only makes sense that the harder your muscles must work to support your distorted body, the more fatigued, inflamed, and uncomfortable they will become.

How many people with headaches, back pain, shoulder pain or other spine-related conditions are simply experiencing the secondary effects of poor posture?

Restricted breathing.

More than one study has demonstrated that moving the head into a forward direction can reduce lung function.

Constricting the lung’s expansion and contraction also diminishes the amount of oxygen getting to the rest of the body.

Contribute to a shortened lifespan.

It’s hard to say whether this is a “chicken or egg” situation but multiple studies show that (at least in the aging population that was studied) an anterior head position (hyperkyphosis) relates to increased mortality (chance of dying).


The main reason poor posture is detrimental to the function of the human body is that it can be a sign of a CORE PROBLEM.

A CORE PROBLEM is a problem with one of the body’s central requirements for health.

Poor nutrition, a sleep deficiency, or lackluster exercise habits would all be classified as CORE PROBLEMS.  In each situation, leaving this problem unaddressed could lead to COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

To give a non-health-related example…

If the foundation of your home had a shift that was left unaddressed, over time it could develop into a host of other conditions like damaged drywall, tilted doorframes, and with enough time that CORE PROBLEM could begin to cause more serious issues like electrical or plumbing damage.

Poor posture is evidence of a core problem with your spine and nervous system function.