Last updated on January 17th, 2019

Posture Theory 2- Objective View

Since we are designed to have a naturally balanced upright posture the most appropriate view for assessing posture is standing. Correct posture evaluation involves analyzing from the side, back or front in three zones:

  • Zone 1 – Head and neck
  • Zone 2 – Torso and Shoulders
  • Zone 3 – Hips, legs and feet

A person with good posture will have the following points aligned:

From The Side

A plumb line starting with the point just in front of the ankle and bisects:

  • mid knee
  • hip
  • point of shoulder
  • ear

From The Back Or Front

A plumb line going from a point equidistant between the feet and going straight up to the top of the head, should divide the body symmetrically producing:

  • equal distance between knee
  • level hips
  • shoulders even
  • level head

It is best to have an analysis completed by a posture expert. You can also do a do-it yourself version by following these steps.

Dr. Paul Paez, DC, NRT, NET, CMT

National Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), trained in clinical nutrition (NRT), neuro-emotional release (NET), and Massage Therapy (CMT). Dr. Paul holds the rare triple distinction of Certified Posture Expert, Certified Posture Neurologist and Certified Posture Ergonomist by the American Posture Institute. Posture Possible is the very best resource for posture information.