EFFICACY OF STRETCH TRAINING CORRECTIVE EXERCISE ON CERVICAL CURVATURE ANGLE IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Mr. Mohsen Ranjbar and Dr. D. S. Madialagan
Nowadays many people have head forward posture that causes serious problem on neck injuries. Forward head posture is a clinical entity that has been identified by multiple authors as a significant factor in a variety of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This can cause headaches, muscle pain, bad posture and more. Therefore, this study tries to help and train high school students about forward head effects for prevention of neck injuries, they might face in future. The main aim was to study the effect of stretch training program along with corrective exercise on cervical curvature angle on secondary high school students. 10 CBSE schools in Mysore were approached out of which 7 schools agreed for the study to be conducted. The sample size was 100 students selected from these schools studying in class 8, 9 and 10. The ruler measurement method and Craniovertebral angle measurement technique was used to measure Forward Head Posture in the respondents. The hypothesis was tested through one-way ANOVA and paired sample t-test using SPSS and desired results were obtained.
Keywords: Neck Pain, Forward Head Posture, Cervical Curvature Angle, Stretching exercise
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