Causes of Poor Posture:
1. Perpetuating factors: Occupation, sleeping position, inappropriate footwear (high heels), poor nutrition, excessive stress, impropemuscular overloading, and poor body mechanics.
2. Heredity: Scoliosis, lower leg length inequality (LLLI), long upper torso, short upper arms.
3. Disease/disability: Osteoporosis, polio, rickets (Vit. D deficiency), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, one-sided deafness.
4. Psychological: Psychogenic pain: People perceive pain differently. Ex. Competitive athlete vs. someone involved in a law suit. They may gain monetarily from over-exaggerating their pain.
5. De-Conditioning: poor posture usually develops long periods of inactivity. I.E. Auto-accident, sitting at a desk, weight gain, etc.
6. Improper clothing: Shoes/bras that are too tight; backpacks, briefcases.
7. Incorrect ergonomic set-up:
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