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Posture Self Check (courtesy of

Strong Self Assessment

An Easy Posture Self Check Using Any Digital Camera

  • Get a friend to take 3 pictures of you: from the front, back, and side.
  • Stand tall with what feels like your “Best Posture” (Don’t look in a mirror to cheat!).
  • Print the pictures, one to a sheet.
  • Place a dot between your feet on front and back views, and on your ankle in the side view.
  • Fold each paper in half vertically, neatly at the dot.

You’re Done! Now let’s read the results


  • The two halves of your body should be the same.
  • Is your head and/or torso off to one side?
  • Are your arms are hanging differently with one further from your body than the other, or one hand is lower than the other?
  • Are your hips lower on one side, or further from center on one side?
  • If so, your posture is not symmetrical!


  • The line from your ankle should pass through your shoulder and ear.
  • If your head is far forward of that line, you may have a posture distortion called Forward Head Posture (FHP)
  • Is the line running through the center of your hip? If not, it may be time to work towards StrongPosture™.


File the Self Check & Grab Your Calendar!

  • Date and file your posture picture where you can find it. This is an important baseline to reference and compare.
  • Mark your calendar to check your posture at least every 6 to 12 months.
  • During your next check note any improvement or decline.
  • If you’re beginning the online course 7 Weeks Stronger be sure to take a posture picture at the beginning and the end of the program. Seeing big improvements is a great motivator and will remind you to incorporate your posture exercise program into daily habits.

Good News

There are easy steps to improve posture. Find out more under Self-Help at  For complete postural retraining, contact our office to work with Dr. Booher today at 614.586.1060.