Title

Static posture assessment screen of athletes: benefits and considerations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

6000

Comments

This article was originally published as

Kritz, M. F., & Cronin, J. (2008). Static posture assessment screen of athletes: benefits and considerations. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 30(5), 18-27.

Original article available here

Abstract

There is an emerging trend within the strength and conditioning profession to identify and correct the faulty movement patterns of athletes before any substantial strengthening of muscle is undertaken. Strength and conditioning professionals in some cases fail to recognize the relationship between static posture and dynamic movement ability. This review will inform the reader of the prognostic value of screening static posture before assessing an athlete's movement ability. The characteristics of optimal standing posture are reviewed with supporting biomechanical rationale. Sport-specific populations are reviewed, and the benefits and consequences of “sport-specific postures” are discussed.

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0b013e318187e241

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1519/SSC.0b013e318187e241