How to do a postural assessment: a guide for beginners
- 7 May 2021, 2pm - 3pm
Location: From the comfort of your own home! Delivered via Zoom.
Prerequisite: Any qualified therapist
CPD points: 5 when reflection is completed
Being able to perform a simple postural assessment is a valuable skill for therapists. This webinar is designed to equip you to carry out a simple, all-round postural assessment of a client in the standing position.
This 60-minute webinar aims to answer the following questions.
- Why should I do a postural assessment?
- Which clients would benefit from a postural assessment?
- When should a postural assessment be carried out -- following each appointment? Weekly? Monthly?
- How do I carry out a postural assessment?
- What key things should I look for?
- From the back (posterior)
- From the side (sagittal)
- From the front (anterior)
- Can you do a 60-second postural assessment?
- How can I use my findings (observations)?
Please note that his webinar does not cover the arguments for/against the postural assessment, and does not cover postural correction, each of which are separate webinars. Instead, this webinar aims to provide you with the steps to carry out a simple assessment yourself, with tips for how to become confident in doing this.
Tutor: Jane Johnson
Jane is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping therapists to gain confidence in hands-on techniques. A massage and sports massage therapists for many years, she appreciates the value of touch and thrives on sharing the many tips she has picked up over the years. Jane is the author of six books for therapists: Soft Tissue Release, Therapeutic Stretching, Deep Tissue Massage, Postural Assessment, Postural Correction and The Big Back Book; Tips and Tricks for Therapists. You can contact Jane on her Facebook page.
You will need:
- Laptop or tablet that has a webcam and microphone
We are asking webinar attendees to donate £1 of their booking to go towards The Trussell Trust, who support a nationwide network of food banks and provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign to end the need for food banks in the UK. Attendees will be given the opportunity to donate £1 of their booking or opt-out of the donation within the booking form.
Webinar price and bookings:
FHT members: £10 (including £1 donation to The Trussell Trust)
Non-members: £15 (including £1 donation to The Trussell Trust)
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