Effects of Sling Exercise Program on Muscle Activity and Cervical Spine Curvature of Forward Head Posture

슬링 운동 프로그램이 머리전방자세의 근 활성도와 목뼈 배열에 미치는 영향

Kim, Eun-Ju;Kim, Ji-Won;Park, Byung-Rae

  • Received : 2011.08.03
  • Accepted : 2011.10.25
  • Published : 2011.11.28


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of sling exercise program on muscle activity and cervical spine curvature of person with forward head posture. The subjects, 25 students, were divided into two groups. This experiment was intended to examine the muscle activity and cervical spine curvature while the subjects had performed the exercises to do for 2 times/week and 4 weeks. The factors of FHP were measured cranial vertical angle, cranial rotation angle, muscular activity and cervical spine curvature. Cervical spine curvature measured craniovertical, craniocervical, cervicohorizontal and upper cervical angle. Collected data were statistically analyzed by SPSS 10.0. After experiment for 4 weeks period, results were as following: Both group was significant difference of the results according to the CVA. Exercise group are more effective to increase muscle activity (p<.05), but cervical spine curvature was no significant difference. This result, we could find out there was a significant correlation between sling exercise and muscle activity, CVA and CRA.


Forward Head Posture;Sling Exercise Program;Upper Cross Syndrome


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