A posture assessment is an evaluation tool to assess the structure and function of your body. This assessment gives the chiropractor important information in terms of pain, joint function, muscular strength and specific areas which maybe causing dysfunction.
Proper posture ensure correct muscular function, decreases abnormal wear of joints that could lead to arthritis, prevents back and muscular pain and reduces. A posture assessment will analyze how you hold your body against gravity and find posture problems that can then be corrected.
This is also used as an ergonomic tool whilst assessing your work environment. It gives great insight in term of certain postures you hold at work, whether at your desk or standing performing a repetitive task.