Effects of McKenzie exercise, Kinesio taping, and myofascial release on the forward head posture
By The Journal of physical therapy science | 07 August 2018
Type:Randomized
Sample Size:28
Outcome:Positive
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Purpose

This study aimed to investigate the effects of McKenzie exercise, Kinesio taping, and myofascial release (MFR) on forward head posture (FHP).

Participants and Methods

Twenty-eight individuals with an FHP were enrolled. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: Group A, Group B and Group C. Group A underwent McKenzie exercise and MFR. Group B underwent McKenzie exercise and Kinesio taping. Group C underwent McKenzie exercise, MFR, and Kinesio taping. Interventions for all three groups were provided three times per week for four weeks. The acromion and tragus of ear (A-T length), craniovertebral angle (CVA), Cranial rotation angle (CRA), and neck disability index (NDI) were measured.

Results

The A-T length significantly differed after intervention in all three groups. CVA only significantly differed after intervention in group C. All three groups showed an increase in CRA after intervention; however, these increases were not statistically significant.

Conclusion

Considering these results, these three types of exercise may be recommended as effective exercises to improve posture in adults with FHP.

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