The Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology students at the Fort Lauderdale campus recently spent time assessing posture. Posture is the hallmark of all levels of fitness and sport performance.

Using a vertical plumb line and a postural alignment grid projected onto the screen behind them, the class assessed any obvious postural concerns, and any possible solutions if noted. Improper exercise form, sleeping positions, muscle imbalance, occupational environment, or stress may all contribute to poor posture. Students assessed each other to complete a plan of action for exercise and stretching prescriptions.

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