Posture and postural defect III

Physical and health education JSS2 First Term

Week 3

Posture and postural defect III

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Describe postural defects like hypnosis, valgus knee, varus knee, lordosis and scoliosis

2. Explain the causes of postural defects.


Postural defects

Postural defects are the abnormal way of holding or carrying the body during the performance of various activities due to deviation from the normal axis of the bones, joints stiffening, and loss of muscles tone.

Factors that aid postural defects

1. Heredity

2. Muscles weakness

3. Occupation

4. Bad habit of movement

5. Injuries, disease and infections

6. Defective sense organs

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