2204 - Interactive Posture

Intermediate / 3-hour Workshop


Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS



Interactive Posture introduces static postural assessment and reviews key muscles influencing human posture. By comparing ideal alignment with common postural syndromes, this course presents specific program design in postural correction. Pool lab will focus on postural correction exercises, verbal cues and common performance errors.



1.     Describe ideal body alignment in the frontal and sagittal planes.

2.     Assess prime muscle groups that influence posture and alignment.

3.     Recognize common postural syndromes and describe muscle impairments associated with each syndrome.

4.     Examine 10 basic dynamic movement tests.

5.     Explore aquatic postural correction exercises based on findings of dynamic and static postures.

6.     Promote proper alignment of pool exercises through verbal cues and demonstration.


FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, is a licensed physical therapist with over 18 years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy.


As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.


Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program.