How to Assess Good Posture in Your Child
We’ve outlined a few posture characteristics you can look for in your kids that might indicate imbalances.
These characteristics should typically be visible when your child is standing and indicate good posture:
- Shoulders and hips are level, and the head is straight
- Spaces between arms on each side are equal
- Kneecaps are level and face straightforward
- Feet are pointing slightly outward and are symmetrical on both sides
And from a side view:
- Head is upright and not slumping forward; chin is parallel to the floor
- Shoulders are not rounded forward and are in line with ears
- Low back has a slightly forward curve but not so exaggerated that the stomach protrudes forward
In the next section, we talk about two quick and easy tests to help you assess your child’s posture at home.
2 Simple Self-Tests for Evaluating Posture
Here are two great tests you can do with your kids to assess their posture. You only need a wall for these tests; they’re quick and easy to perform.