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A Review on Postural Realignment and its Muscular and Neural Components

  title={A Review on Postural Realignment and its Muscular and Neural Components},
  author={Michael A. Young},
Posture is the alignment and maintenance of body segments in certain positions, such as standing, lying, or sitting. There is thought to be an optimal posture for any given task (Gracovetsky, 1988). Considerable deviations from optimal posture are thought to be aesthetically unpleasant, adversely influence muscle efficiency, and predispose individuals to musculoskeletal or neurological pathologic conditions (Novak & Mackinnon, 1997; as cited in Hrysomallis & Goodman, 2001). It has been stated… 


Both FHP correction as well as shoulder stabilization exercises were equally effective in correction of scapular dyskinesia and shoulder proprioception.

Shoes influence in women posture.

Evaluated possible changes postural associated with the use of different types of shoes and barefoot and it was concluded that the shoes did not interfere in static position.

Evaluation of the Horizontal Components Ground Reaction Force During Gait of Children with Flat Foot

There are differences between children with flat foot and normal foot in the direction and amount of force at the time of heel strike or initial heel contact, and no significant difference was noted at loading response, mid stance and terminal stance.

Comparison of manual therapy and exercise therapy for postural hyperkyphosis: A randomized clinical trial

Manual therapy was as effective as exercise therapy in reducing kyphosis angle and increasing back extensor muscle strength in young women with postural hyperkyphosis.

An in-depth assessment of expert sprint coaches' technical knowledge

This study identified the characteristics that expert coaches associate with good sprint running technique, in addition to where such knowledge was gleaned, and four principal constructs emerged from the interview data.

Comparison of vertical ground reaction force during walking in children with flat foot and a normal foot

According to research findings, shoes Makers can use the information obtained and measures the toes and shoe heel to include for subjects flat foot, able to absorb amount of the ground reaction force and this will prevent subjects from injury.



A review of resistance exercise and posture realignment.

A review of the literature has found a lack of reliable, valid data collected in controlled settings to support the contention that exercise will correct existing postural deviations, and it is likely that exercise programs are of insufficient duration and frequency to induce adaptive changes in muscle-tendon length.

The effects of human ankle muscle vibration on posture and balance during adaptive locomotion

The results provide strong evidence that the primary endings of ankle muscle spindles play a significant role in the control of posture and balance during the swing phase of locomotion by providing information describing the movement of the body’s COM with respect to the support foot.

Trunk posture and spinal stability.

Stability boundaries and lateral postural control in parkinson's disease.

Boundary relevant CP measures show clear changes in control strategies and confirm the role of lateral instability in PD.

Effects of isokinetic ankle fatigue on the maintenance of balance and postural limits.

Isokinetic fatigue of ankle plantarflexors and dorsiflexors significantly influences sway parameters and ranges of postural control in healthy young men.

Lumbar lordosis and pelvic inclination of asymptomatic adults.

Standing lumbar lordosis was associated with abdominal muscle length in women, but it was multivariately associated with length of abdominal and one-joint hip flexor muscles and physical activity level in men; no correlation was found in standing between these two variables.

Relationships between lumbar lordosis, pelvic tilt, and abdominal muscle performance.

The results indicate that lumbar lordosis, pelvic tilt, and abdominal muscle function during normal standing are not related, and the need for a reexamination of clinical practices based on assumed relationships of abdominal muscle performance, pelvic tilted, and lordosis is demonstrated.

Altered trunk muscle recruitment in people with low back pain with upper limb movement at different speeds.


  • T. Roberts
  • Psychology
    The Ulster Medical Journal
  • 1979
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