postural set

pos·tur·al set

an overall motor readiness to respond, as in a runner instructed to get set and on the mark.
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As ages advances, permanent postural set may occur--head protruded, shoulders rounded, dowager's hump, loss of lumbar lordosis and the erect posture replaced by a slight stoop.
Postural sets that arise from long-term postural neglect and tissue adaptation result from postural habit as much as the consequence of age.