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Effect of strengthening and elongation exercises of upper extremity muscle to forward head posture correction
- Lee, Jun Cheol (Department of Physical Therapy, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology)
- Received : 2018.02.10
- Accepted : 2018.03.03
- Published : 2018.03.31
This study was designed to provide basic data for developing exercise program that helps correcting posture by knowing the effect of strengthening and elongation exercises of upper extremity muscle to forward head posture correction. In this study determined subjects whether they had forward head posture or not. On the basis of the New York state posture rating, if a subject's posture is match up with the normal standard posture, gives 5 points and if the posture is slightly get out of the normal standard posture, gives 3 points and if the posture is apparently get out of the standard, gives 1 points. When determining the forward head posture, if talus, humerus and outer ear center are on the same line, it is determined as normal and if outer ear center is off the line less than 1.0cm, it is a slight deformation and if outer ear center is off the line more than 1.0cm, it is a high deformation. In the study selected people who have more than 1 cm gap between two vertical lines start from outer ear center and acromion separately as subjects. Length between the ideal alignment line measured by using goniometer and temporal region showed statistically significant decrease as
Forward head posture;Strengthening;Elongation exercise;Upper extremity muscle;Global postural system
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