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 Air swimming is a good way to strengthen postural muscles (backside of body), improving balance and preventing back pain. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 July 2022 The other change eliminates the postural issue that come with standing or seated positions. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 6 July 2022 There is also a postural adjustment system which applies pressure to different areas to help fight the stress and fatigue any owners might experience while being transported in the back of a luxurious Bentley. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 The optional rear Airline Seats move in 22 different ways and have a postural adjustment system that can apply 177 individual pressure changes over a three-hour period to minimize fatigue. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 10 May 2022 Allison Howells, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in 2019. Camille Furst, WSJ, 7 May 2022 Thompson is recognized for her research in rehabilitation engineering, specifically for translating her findings on vestibular disorders in primates into interventions for individuals with balance, gait and postural impairments. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Muscle weaknesses and imbalances often result in postural problems as well. Outside Online, 4 Sep. 2019 Many people with long Covid have documented postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which affects blood flow. Jessica Dulong, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of postural

1857, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2022

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“Postural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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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