Posture can be defined as the form of the body when sitting, walking, or standing. There would be no problem if muscles interact in harmony with musculoskeletal system or nervous system. Posture analysis is crucial for clinical assessments in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Posture is one of the most important factors affecting physical and mental status of the individuals through their lives. Posture in humans is affected by different factors including familial factors, anatomical structural impairments, postural habits, and occupation. According to the definition of Posture Committee of American Academy of Orthopedics in 1947, posture is the regular and balanced arrangement of skeletal components so as to preserve supportive structures of the body from injury and progressive deformation. Kapandji defined ideal posture as body’s being in balance with minimal stress and loading and stated that spinal movement segment is a mechanical system composed of two adjacent vertebrae, intervertebral disks, ligaments, and facet joints.
There is an Online Certified Posture Specialist™ (CPS) certificate program which prepares personal trainers, health/medical/fitness professionals, and students to assess and educate their clients/patients in all areas of posture and body alignment.
The certificate is offered in two versions:
Program 1 is a self-paced, non-instructor facilitated program and
Program 2 is a CPS instructor facilitated program.
The Online CPS certificate program prepares personal trainers and health/medical/fitness professionals to assess and educate their clients/patients in all areas of posture and body alignment. The certificate program is taught in module format and includes the complete certificate course, quizzes, and the final certificate exam (Exam needs to be purchased separately or purchased as a bundle with the program) required to graduate.