Immediate Effects of Figure-8 Shoulder Brace and Taping Intervention on Round Shoulder Posture, Thoracic Kyphosis, and Chest Expansion Mobility in Forward Head Posture Patients

8자형 어깨 보조기와 테이핑 중재가 전방머리자세를 가진 환자의 둥근어깨자세와 등뼈 뒤 굽음 및 가슴우리가동성에 미치는 즉각적인 효과

  • Park, Jae-Cheol (Department of Physical Therapy, Chunnam Techno University) ;
  • Jeong, Jin-Gyu (Department of Physical Therapy, Chunnam Techno University) ;
  • Lee, Dong-Kyu (Department of Physical Therapy, Chunnam Techno University)
  • 박재철 (전남과학대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 정진규 (전남과학대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 이동규 (전남과학대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2021.06.15
  • Accepted : 2021.08.02
  • Published : 2021.08.31


Purpose: This study investigated the immediate effects of a figure-8 shoulder brace and taping intervention on round shoulder posture, thoracic kyphosis, and chest expansion mobility in forward head posture. Methods: Thirty patients with forward head posture were assigned randomly to the figure-8 shoulder brace group (n = 15) or the taping intervention group (n = 15). Patients were assessed for forward head posture, shoulder posture, thoracic kyphosis, and chest expansion. Results: The figure-8 shoulder brace and taping intervention groups showed a significant difference for forward head posture, shoulder posture, and thoracic kyphosis after the experiment (p < 0.05). There was no significant difference between the groups (p > 0.05). Conclusion: These results suggest that a figure-8 shoulder brace and taping intervention has a positive effect on rounded shoulder posture, thoracic kyphosis, and chest expansion in patients with forward head posture.



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