pos·​tur·​al | \ ˈpäs-chə-rəl How to pronounce postural (audio) \

Definition of postural

: of, relating to, or involving posture also : orthostatic

Examples of postural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the next two years, she was diagnosed with gastroparesis, a disorder of the stomach muscles, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a blood circulation disorder known as POTS. Dallas News, 29 June 2021 Efficient golfers can separate their upper and lower body, which requires mobility through the hips and back, as well as core stability and good postural alignment. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 9 Apr. 2021 Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Emily Abbate, SELF, 8 June 2021 Anselm uses yoga blocks to counteract the postural effects of sitting with positions like the supported fish pose, placing two blocks lengthwise under the head and shoulders, and for stretches to open the back of the neck. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 6 May 2021 Landry performed postural restoration therapy to correct muscle imbalances. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021 Many develop an inability to stand without dizziness, known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, 2 Feb. 2021 The good news, experts say, is there are protocols and treatments for POTS, which stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2020 Attended to properly, your workstation can allow you the freedom to move and the postural support for a healthy spine — even after a long day at work. Claire Tighe, NBC News, 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of postural

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Postural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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pos·​tur·​al | \ ˈpäs-chə-rəl How to pronounce postural (audio) \

Medical Definition of postural

: of, relating to, or involving posture postural tension postural exercises postural muscles also : orthostatic postural hypotension


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