In long-standing cases the pain and discomfort may lead to a postural scoliosis (ischias-scoliotica).
They are devised for disciplinary, postural, developmental, and health purposes.
The chief principle of Dr Marshall Halls so-called ready method is the postural performance of artificial respiration.
c.1600, from French posture (16c.), from Italian postura "position, posture," from Latin positura "position, station," from postulus, past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position (n.)).
1620s, literal, from posture (n.). The figurative sense of "take up an artificial mental position" is attested from 1877. Related: Postured; posturing.
postural pos·tur·al (pŏs'chər-əl)
Relating to or involving posture.
posture pos·ture (pŏs'chər)
A position of the body or of body parts.
A characteristic or prescribed way of bearing one's body; carriage.