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The Mayo clinic Posture Test

Posted Sep 17 2010 12:18pm

Doctors agree that good posture can have far-reaching effects on a person’s health and well being, including our hearts, lungs, joints, circulation, digestion and even our state of mind.

I am always telling my patients about good posture and how their neck and arm pain can improve. I found this article from the Mayo clinic interesting.

The following is a way to test for good posture. Stand straight against any flat surface, make sure your head, shoulders and buttocks are in contact and that your feet are 3-4 inches away from the wall.

If you have “perfect” posture, your hand will slip snugly into the curve of your back. If the space is either too loose or too tight for you hand, you are experiencing unhealthy posture.

There are many reasons for poor posture. A visit to our office will help identify the causes in your case and we can suggest safe and effective corrections. Visit our website at to find out more about us.

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